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A Street Through Time

A Street Through Time

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by Anne Millard
     
 
Demonstrating the unfolding of history, panoramic views visiting a particular site every few centuries follow the evolution of a Stone Age riverside settlement into a twentieth-century city. A bold title and date with a few sentences describing significant changes appears in the upper-right-hand corner of each broad vertical scene. Added statements wind around the

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Demonstrating the unfolding of history, panoramic views visiting a particular site every few centuries follow the evolution of a Stone Age riverside settlement into a twentieth-century city. A bold title and date with a few sentences describing significant changes appears in the upper-right-hand corner of each broad vertical scene. Added statements wind around the four borders, offering details about daily life of the period and inviting readers to search for significant activities among the many small vignettes in the larger view. Tiny figures busy at daily life offer an engaging chronicle of human experience over time as invaders and disease take their toll or more peaceful times bring prosperity and growth. The hypothetical street is in an unnamed European setting; Romans, Barbarians, Vikings, and the plague alter the fortunes of in-habitants. Some of the historical milestones represented by the fourteen segments are not so far apart, while long stretches of time separate others. It's a very telescopic view, compressing the rich complexities of history into a few glimpses, but there's plenty of human interest in the passing scene to keep readers poring over the shifting yet similar pursuits of people over time. The timeline construct is a useful demon-stration for children, and the busy vistas would make a fine springboard for encouraging students to create scenes of local history. m.a.b. Walter Dean Myers At Her Majesty's Request: An African Princess in Victorian England

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Joan Carris
This highly intriguing, educational charmer has few equals in children's factual literature. Readers follow a Stone Age riverside settlement through time, drawn irresistibly into each era as the town develops. Primitive ways lead on to hunters, who are followed by Romans, barbarian hordes, Viking raiders and so on. As the centuries change, so do clothes, buildings, trades, and children's games-all in glorious panorama. Opened out to its fullest, the spread is a dazzling 28"-every illustrator's (and reader's) dream! This book begs to be examined over and over again. I needed eight of them to give as gifts and you will, too.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789434265
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.81(w) x 14.25(h) x 0.44(d)
Lexile:
IG680L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 17 Years

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Street Through Time 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Pomfrey More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book out of curiousity when the cover caught my eye, and I was quickly involved in studying the details of the views presented. Because I teach middle school language arts and we were about to begin a unit on King Arthur that would involve some reasearch into the Middle Ages, I bought the book to use as a teaching aid. Students understand what they read so much better if they can visualize where it comes from, and this book certainly helps them do that. I spent extra time trying to find the Time Traveler in each of the double-page spreads and was not always successful. I shall keep trying. The details of the landscape as it changed over the ages are remarkable. This book is page after page of miniatures that are fully developed, not just outlines. I would recommend to adults and to children from maybe 8 up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very visually stimulating book. Beautiful pictures with lots of detail help give a visual image for many different time periods. In addition, my 5-year-old loves looking for the hidden Henry Hyde in each picture. Short descriptions bordering the picture give you even more information and help describe minute details of the picture.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for a class of 7-9 yr olds and it instantly became the most popular book in the library. It is a beautiful book and the children spends days looking at the same page because there is so much there. It is an excellent starting point for history, geograpy, science, health, social studies etc. I would reccomend EVERY teacher get a copy of this book for their classroom.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my daughter three years ago when she was about six and it is still pulled off the shelf and looked at at bedtime and on rainy weekends. In fact, last year we gave a copy of the book to my daughter's school library because we thought it would be a great addition. What we liked best about this book is that there are many things going on and many activities to do so that you are having fun while you are learning and... the illustrations are just great.