Illustrated by :Ricard Zaplana Ruiz
Audience:Juvenile: Age (years) 8 - 12, Grade (US) 3 - 7
Dimensions:9.31in x 6.38 x 0.85 in | 1.24 lb
Page Count:208 pages
Illustrations:FULL COLOR THROUGHOUT
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR YUVAL HARARI’S first book for young readers showcases an author in his prime doing what he does best: explaining history in a fun, accessible, and now kid-friendly way.
THIS CAPTIVATING AND HIGHLY-ENGAGING LOOK INTO HUMANKIND’S EARLY BEGINNINGS goes beyond simply stating facts. It recounts how and why humans evolved to become the dominant species in order to contextualize our present and our future.
GIFTY PACKAGE AND GORGEOUS ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT: The text is brought to life with full-color art and a specced-up design that makes this a must-have for every home, classroom, and school and public library.
THE FIRST IN A SERIES: This book focuses specifically on themes from ancient civlizations, while future volumes will address other important stages in the development of humankind in chronological order.
CROSSOVER READERSHIP: Harari has a huge following among adult readers. Adults who love Sapiens and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century will flock to this book and be drawn to its collectible appeal.
AN AUTHOR WITH WORLDWIDE REACH AND IMPACT: Yuval Harari is beloved by readers worldwide. A favorite of powerhouse figures like Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg, his books have sold many millions of copies and have been translated into more than 60 languages. He will be promoting this book and directing his legions of fans to go out and buy it.
A New York Times Bestselling Book!
An Indigo Best Kids' Book of 2022
"[Harari's] ideas are gripping and thought-provoking. In a neat trick, he has simplified the presentation for this younger audience without dumbing it down. . . . [A] good message, and one that today's students need to hear." —New York Times
"Lively, engaging . . . provocative reading." —Booklist
"Harari has simplified his ideas for young readers in a magnificent, age-appropriate edition with pleasing illustrations by Ruiz and a graphically appealing hardcover that is worthy of an award for design. . . . [A] fascinating, page-turner of a book that introduces youngsters to rich ideas from anthropology, archaeology, sociology, philosophy, history and science." —CM Reviews