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My Name is Book

by John Agard, illustrated by Neil Packer
£7.99   paperback  Walker Books Ltd (2016)

My Name is Book by John Agard, illustrated by Neil Packer “My name is Book and I’ll tell you the story of my life.”
 
Non-fiction like you've never read it before!

Quirky and humorous, part poetry, part reflection, this is the story of the book told by none other than ... BOOK! This extraordinary character begins by reminding us of his origins in oral story and clay tablets, then ponders on papyrus, parchment and paper, and on being a scroll who finally gets a spine. We see Book lovingly illuminated by monks in medieval monasteries, then witness the massive changes brought about by the invention of the printing press, and the coming of paperbacks and eBooks in the 20th century.
 
But Book’s not the straightforwardly chronological sort, and can’t help musing – and those musings, whether they’re on the evolution of the alphabet, libraries, book-burning or blurbs, are delightful and thought-provoking. Sixteen years of reflection and observation have gone into this charming title.
 
For readers aged: 9+

ISBN 13: 9781406368987 | ISBN 10: 1406368989