The Biographic series presents an entirely new way of looking at the lives of the world’s greatest thinkers and creatives. It takes the 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits and achievements of each subject, and uses infographics to convey all of them in vivid snapshots.
Each Biographic title is designed to be as entertaining as it is informative. Timelines not only pinpoint significant dates, but set them in the context and culture of their times. Dynamic maps locate biographical events alongside other points of interest. Character traits are illuminated by visual comparisons.
Many people know that Jane Austen was one of the greatest literary voices in history. What, perhaps, they don’t know is that she was one of eight children of a clergyman; that all of her novels were originally published anonymously; and that she once accepted a marriage proposal, but changed her mind the following day.
Biographic: Austen presents 50 irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the author behind the words.
About the Author
Sophie Collins has worked as an editor and author for many years, and as the publisher at the Ivy Press developed a range of highly successful art and design titles. Consultant Editor Dr Diana Newall, studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art and University College, University of London and has lectured for 12 years on a range of subjects in Art History.
"The Biographic Series is an exciting new collection of biographies about some of the world's greatest thinkers, writers, artists and cultural innovators. Whilst each book could be read cover to cover, readers are more likely to randomly select pages, stopping and pausing to find out more about the subject . . . The infographics are visually appealing and entertaining, perhaps reinvigorating an interest in the subject . . .The legacy of artists, such as Monet and Van Gogh are particularly well documented in their Biographic." --Armadillo magazine
For Ages: 8 - 9 years old
For Grades: 3 - 4
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st August 2017
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.8
Weight (kg): 0.38