Wintersalen Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Q&A | November 20, 2014

    Ron Rash: IMG Powellā€™s Q&A: Ron Rash



    Describe your latest book/project/work. Something Rich and Strange is a collection of selected stories, including three stories previously... Continue »
    1. $19.59 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$12.50
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Children's- Architecture

This title in other editions

Rome Antics

by

Rome Antics Cover

ISBN13: 9780395822791
ISBN10: 0395822793
Condition: Standard
Dustjacket: Standard
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $12.50!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A pigeon carrying an important message takes the reader on a unique tour through Rome. As we follow the path of this somewhat wayward bird, we discover that Rome is a place where past and present live side by side. It is a city that has been recycling itself for two thousand years, but unlike a museum, Rome displays its remarkable history without respect for chronology. A new electric bus travels over cobblestone streets just ten feet above the floor of an ancient stadium. Inscriptions from tombs and temples share wall space with neon. Every time a corner is turned there is a surprise, just as every turn of the page brings a new perspective. This juxtaposition of ancient and modern, as seen with David Macaulay's ingenious vision, gives the reader an imaginative and informative journey through this wondrous city.

About the Author

David Macaulay is the author and illustrator of many exciting and unusual books for readers of all ages, including Building Big, the companion book to the successful PBS Series, the international bestseller The New Way Things Work, Caldecott Medal-winner Black and White, and Caldecott Honor Award-winners Castle and Cathedral. Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of his books. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Mr. Macaulay lives and works in Rhode Island.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

BeautifulVictory, September 21, 2008 (view all comments by BeautifulVictory)
On March 1, 2008 we spent Family Day at The Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, Tennessee. Not only did we view and enjoy "The Art Of The Book," as this travelling museum exhibit showed us the stories of David Macaulay's creative process and procedures in bringing his experiences, exceptional tales, and excitingly diverse art work to the book format, but we also sat in the front row, mesmerized by David Macaulay as he spoke about his upcoming release, "How Your Body Works." During the book signing that followed, Jason presented his newest choice, "Rome Antics" -- an addition to his own collection of Macaulay's work, begun in early childhood -- to the amiable author and illustrator. As they discussed the times that Macaulay lived in Rome, and his understanding of the history and architecture of Rome, past and present, Macaulay inscribed this marvelous and enchanting book to Jason, and knowing Jason's history as a victorious warrior who continues to face difficult physical challenges, drew an intricate sketch on this bright red page, placing Jason's name within the top of the arch. Macaulay's thoughtful gesture to our wonderful son, brought us great joy, and later, as we experienced this extraordinary book (take note, you do not just read the words and look at the illustrations, you become a participant in the story of the trip of the homing pigeon on task in Rome, as you are behind the pigeon's eyes, living the decisions of his trip in Rome), we realized that Macaulay added to our learning -- early Romans added specific letters to structures that they built, too -- now, it is your turn, purchase this book from Powell's Books, and determine why!
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(2 of 3 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395822791
Author:
Macaulay, David
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Animals - Birds
Subject:
People & Places - Europe
Subject:
Art (painting sculpture artists architecture etc.)
Subject:
Rome (italy)
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Rome (city)
Subject:
Homing pigeons.
Subject:
Homing pigeons -- Fiction.
Subject:
Art/Architecture
Subject:
Rome Fiction.
Subject:
Picture books for children
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series Volume:
54
Publication Date:
October 1997
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 4 to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
12.5 x 9 in 0.9 lb
Age Level:
09-12

Other books you might like

  1. Unbuilding New Trade Paper $11.99
  2. Around the World in a Hundred Years Used Book Club Paperback $1.95
  3. Count Your Way Through China (Count... New Trade Paper $6.75
  4. Peter and the Starcatchers
    Used Trade Paper $2.95
  5. Sad Underwear and Other... Used Trade Paper $4.50
  6. The Secret of Sarah Revere Used Mass Market $1.95

Related Subjects

Children's » Activities » Architecture
Children's » Animals » Birds
Children's » Architecture
Children's » Art » General
Children's » General

Rome Antics Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$12.50 In Stock
Product details 80 pages Walter Lorraine Books - English 9780395822791 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves ā€” plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts ā€” here at Powells.com.