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Rome Antics


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ISBN13: 9780395822791
ISBN10: 0395822793
Condition: Standard
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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.

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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!
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Product Details

Macaulay, David
HMH Books for Young Readers
Boston :
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Juvenile literature
Animals - Birds
People & Places - Europe
Art (painting sculpture artists architecture etc.)
Rome (italy)
Rome (city)
Homing pigeons.
Homing pigeons -- Fiction.
Rome Fiction.
Picture books for children
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series Volume:
Publication Date:
October 1997
Grade Level:
from 4 to 6
12.5 x 9 in 0.9 lb
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