Meet some of the most interesting people in history in this time-travelling book that visits the Romans, Greeks, Ancient Egyptians and more than 25 other exciting times and places.
When young Augustus falls asleep in history class, Professor Tempo decides to teach him a lesson and show him that history isn’t boring at all!
She hands him a magic diary, all he needs to do is write the time and place to travel there. Together they head out on a whistle-stop tour of history through the ages to meet some of the world’s finest explorers, inventors, leaders, writers, composers and painters, including Albert Einstein, Mozart, Louis XIV, Shakespeare, Leonardo Da Vinci, Christopher Columbus Genghis Khan, Emperor Titus in Rome, athletes at the very first Olympic Games, Tutankhamen in Egypt and even Palaeolithic man as he discovers fire.
Each double page spread introduces a different time and place, with an introductory text from Augustus which explains the sights and sounds, and accompanying captions from the Professor which provide key facts. A character index at the rear gives a short biography of all the historical characters covered, and a timeline helps to contextualise the different time periods covered.
DAVID LONG is an experienced writer specialising in history, and has written for The Sunday Times, The Times, the Sunday Mirror, the London Evening Standard and the Sunday People, and has won the Independent Publisher's Book Award for one of his ghost-written titles. He lives and works in East Anglia