Additional Book Information
Series: The New York Review Children's Collection
Publication Date: June 25, 2019
All of UsA Young People's History of the World
by Yvan Pommaux and Christophe Ylla-Somers, translated from the French by Anna Lehmann
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An illustrated history of human civilisation, All Of Us breezes through the millennia and celebrates our collective successes while also enumerating our many failures. Wars come and go, empires rise and fall, but our race’s enduring achievement is, it seems, that we’re still surviving and even thriving. Excellent educational reading.
—James Lovegrove, Financial Times's 'Best Books of 2019: Picture Books'
Yvan Pommaux and Christophe Ylla-Somers's All of Us: A Young People's History of the World . . . is packed with information for young inquisitive minds. Beginning with "vapor" turning into rain and the rain filling "the hollows of the earth," All of Us provides a highly illustrated account of the "history of the world." Told as a linear narrative, with events, actions and individuals highlighted throughout, children can read from front to back or dip in and out depending on their mood.
A perfectly balanced book showing how humans have made the world in which they live and ensuring that there is a balance of facts representing all countries and not favouring one over the other. Unique, clever and highly readable.