London for Children (Hardcover)
A vibrant adaptation for children of Matteo Pericoli's breathtaking book London Unfurled, bound in two sections—north bank and south bank
Did you know that a polar bear used to fish near the Tower of London, or that ice bowling on the frozen Thames was once a popular pastime? Enjoy a fascinating, fact-filled journey through London and discover the stories and secrets of one of the largest cities in the world in this fun, dynamic timeline-style history. Matteo's astonishing project, to illustrate a continuous 20-mile journey along the north and south banks of the Thames, took him two years to complete. Now the two 37-foot-long pen-and-ink drawings can be enjoyed in vibrant color, with eye-opening (and eye-watering) facts; from the battles of Roman London and the Princes in the Tower, to the Gunpowder Plot and the great Victorian stink!