From the Good Mountain: How Gutenberg Changed the World

From the Good Mountain: How Gutenberg Changed the World

by James Rumford

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From the Good Mountain: How Gutenberg Changed the World by James Rumford

What was made of rags and bones, soot and seeds? What took a mountain to make?

For the answer, travel back to the fifteenth century—to a time when books were made by hand and a man named Johannes Gutenberg invented a way to print books with movable type.

Written as a series of riddles and illustrated in the style of medieval manuscripts by an award-winning author and artist, From the Good Mountain will intrigue readers of all ages. On every page there is something surprising to learn about how the very thing you are holding in your hands came to be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466817364
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication date: 09/18/2012
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 36
File size: 40 MB
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Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

As a papermaker, letterpress printer, and binder, James Rumford brings to this most recent book not only his love of the printed book but also his knowledge of a craft fast disappearing. James lives in Honolulu with his wife Carol, where he runs Manoa Press, which makes handmade books. From the Good Mountain is his third book for Roaring Brook Press.
I grew up in Southern California. I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Chad and Afghanistan. I was a Fulbright lecturer in Rwanda. I have lived in Honolulu for over thirty years. I began writing and illustrating children's books in 1996, with the publication of my first book, The Cloudmakers (Houghton Mifflin). Since that time, I have written and illustrated 16 books and many more are on the way. I am also interested in fine bookmaking and have my own letter press called Manoa Press, founded in 1986. I have published many limited-edition handmade books.

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