A new book in the Welcome to the Museum series that started with last year’s Animalium. Historium highlights famous artifacts from museums across the globe. Each ‘gallery’ contains information about different parts of the world (America, Oceana, etc.) and different historical cultures (the Aztecs, the Maori, etc.), along with illustrations of artifacts. This large-size coffee table book is perfect for anyone in the family who likes history, traveling, or learning interesting facts, but will especially appeal to budding archeologists!— From Holiday Picks 2015
Discover more than 160 exhibits in this virtual museum, open all hours.
Welcome to the museum! There are more than 160 historical artifacts to be discovered in Welcome to the Museum: Historium. Wander the galleries of this museum whenever you wish—it’s open 365 days a year!—and discover a collection of curated objects on every page, accompanied by informative text. Each chapter features a different ancient civilization, from the Silla dynasty of Korea to ancient Rome.
About the Author
Jo Nelson studied modern languages at Cambridge University before becoming a writer of children’s books. She lives and works in Lancashire, England.
Richard Wilkinson is a U.K.-based illustrator who studied at York St John University. He currently resides in Brighton, England.
This book accomplishes a difficult goal: providing a high-interest visual experience that also has informational depth. A beautiful addition to any elementary or middle school library, this work is the closest readers will come to attending a museum without leaving home.
—School Library Journal (starred review)
From Stone Age tools to Egyptian canopic jars and an 11th-century Iranian bowl featuring an early calligraphic form of Arabic, Wilkinson’s striking replications and Nelson’s informative descriptions offer insight into objects both sacred and mundane.
...an effective way to pique the interest of history-loving kids.