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Calling all young bibliophiles Peek inside the world's greatest library and get the inside story on some of the rarest, oddest, most valuable, and best-loved books in its vaunted collection. A tiny prayer book carried by a queen to her execution. An atlas so huge that it takes six people to lift it. A handmade gospel hidden in a saint's coffin, and Shakespearean folios so precious they are kept in a bombproof storeroom. From stories of man-eating monsters, brave knights, and wicked witches to tales of lost children, magical creatures, haunted moors, and flying machines, award-winning duo Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom bring to life the extraordinary history of the book through the treasures of one of the greatest libraries in the world: the British Library.
About the Author
Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom have collaborated together on both illustration and text for twenty-four years. Their critically acclaimed books have been published internationally and in many languages. They live in England.