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Legendary Journeys: Ships

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Legendary Journeys: Ships unfolds the enthralling history of sea-going vessels as they sailed across the globe, from the invention of simple rafts and dugouts to the new technologies of today’s luxury liners. Ten two-stage sliders with die-cuts and flaps make dramatic features that pull out to reveal amazing details of the world’s iconic ships and their inner workings. You can also share the experience of passengers sailing on the world’s great ships, including Captain James Cooke, botanist Joseph Banks and Molly...

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Overview

Legendary Journeys: Ships unfolds the enthralling history of sea-going vessels as they sailed across the globe, from the invention of simple rafts and dugouts to the new technologies of today’s luxury liners. Ten two-stage sliders with die-cuts and flaps make dramatic features that pull out to reveal amazing details of the world’s iconic ships and their inner workings. You can also share the experience of passengers sailing on the world’s great ships, including Captain James Cooke, botanist Joseph Banks and Molly Brown who survived the sinking of the TITANIC.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Compelling details and interactive effects appear throughout this guide to ships, which uses the same format as 2010’s Legendary Journeys: Trains. Recreations of Greek triremes, Viking longships, and the Titanic, among others, are enhanced by slide-out pages that double (or more) the spreads’ width, providing a sense of the boats’ scale. Flaps reveal cross-sections of ships’ interiors, while depictions of naval, cargo, and other commercial vessels emphasize our continued reliance on ships. A thorough and well-constructed guide for boat fanatics. Ages 8–up. (Oct.)
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all illustrated with exacting detail. Ideal fodder for budding engineers

 

Publishers Weekly

The squat, wide format of this book is already well-suited to its subject matter, and it becomes even more so when its trick is revealed: five pages pull out, almost tripling the scene's width and unveiling additional railroad cars. Steele provides an informative chronology of locomotive history from the advent of steam power to the rise of luxury trains like the Orient Express and today's high-speed and mag-lev trains. . . .  this is likely to delight railroad enthusiasts.

 

Tucsoncitizen.com

In this slide-out, see-through, hands-on book, young readers will see the train from the humble beginnings of the steam engine to the challenge of laying transcontinental rails.   Amazing die-cuts, sliders, and see-through panels provide a unique glimpse into some of the world most iconic trains.  Philip Steele is the author of more than sixty books on history, geography, and cultural and social themes for children. (Ages 8 up)

Kirkus Reviews
A handsome, if scattershot, nautical history from ancient Egyptian reed boats to today's nearly half-mile-long container ships. Surrounded by smaller new or period images of pirate flags, maps, posters, cargo, sailors' knots, battles, interior views and other sidelights, the central paintings offer staid but sharply detailed portraits of one or more seagoing vessels. Many of these, capped by a table-covering, 42-inch view of the Titanic, are dramatically lengthened by double-layered slide-out side panels. Most of the ships are only seen from the waterline up, though an occasional small flap lifts to reveal generic glimpses of inside areas or structures. Lavery occasionally lets his nautical language slip (a trireme's ram could puncture "the side of an enemy ship"), and the scattered captions and blocks of commentary supply little beyond random observations, plus assorted facts about significant ocean voyages and vessels. Light on nautical lore and jargon, but like its companion, Legendary Journeys: Trains (2010), the art will fascinate casual browsers. (Pop-up nonfiction. 8-13)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753466810
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 10/25/2011
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 977,476
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.60 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Lavery is a British naval historian, author, and Curator Emeritus at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

 

Sebastian Quigley  is an author and illustrator of several non-fiction children's books. He illustrated the Kingfisher title I Wonder Why Planes Have Wings. His other credits include The Dinosaur Museum, The Hammond Space Atlas, The World of Flight (An Inside Look), and several Lego Modelers books.

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