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The Stone Age News: The Greatest Newspaper of All Times

The Stone Age News: The Greatest Newspaper of All Times

1998 Picture Books
Ages: 8 - 12 yrs.
Author: Fiona MacDonald
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0-7636-0451-8
Hardcover Price: $16.99
Review:
Thanks to the form of a lively newspaper, children can pick and choose the subjects that most intrigue them about our Neanderthal ancestors, various ice ages, the taming of wolves and more. Under such alluring headlines as Hunting Hotshots, Ten Uses for a Mammoth, and New-Fangled Farming, we learn how early man survived and slowly altered the environment. There are even eye-catching advertisements: Fabulous Footwear; Healer Helper Needed; Baskets Galore. A paleontologist consultant, Alison Roberts, of England’s Ashmolean Museum has overseen the marshalling of accurate information. Among other volumes in the same series (each on 32 oversized pages) are The Aztec News, The Egyptian News and The Viking News. Here is an instance in which an ingenious format makes the learning of facts exciting.
Selma G. Lanes   ©1998 Parents' Choice

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