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The Museum Book

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The Museum Book
Written by Jan Mark
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780763675004
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The Museum Book
A Guide to Strange and Wonderful Collections

author: Jan Mark
illustrator: Richard Holland

Why do people collect things? With vivid examples from all around the world, this wonderful book puts museums — and the many artifacts lovingly stored there — on display in a whole new light. Jan Mark’s humorous and conversational insights take readers through museums’ multifaceted history, while Richard Holland’s eye-catching mixed-media illustrations lend their own quirky flair. This ode to museums mighty and minuscule will draw curious viewers of all ages — and is worthy of collection itself.

“A leisurely and edifying journey of discovery.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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Illustrated Middle-grade Non-Fiction / Paperback
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
56 / 8 1/8" x 11 13/16"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
Architecture; Art; History; Antiques & Collectibles; Curiosities & Wonders;
author’s comments:
Jan Mark (1946–2006) was one of Britain's most distinguished authors of books for young people. She was twice awarded the Carnegie Medal and also won the Penguin Guardian Award, the Observer Teenage Fiction Prize and the Angel Award for Fiction.
illustrator’s comments:
Richard Holland is a talented artist that has also illustrated The Time Book. He lives in the UK.
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