A Question of History: Did the kings of Benin keep pet leopards? And other questions about the kingdom of Benin (inbunden)
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Inbunden (Hardback)
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Engelska
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9-12 år
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32
Utgivningsdatum
2021-06-10
Förlag
Wayland
ISBN
9781526315380
A Question of History: Did the kings of Benin keep pet leopards? And other questions about the kingdom of Benin (inbunden)

A Question of History: Did the kings of Benin keep pet leopards? And other questions about the kingdom of Benin

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Take a look at the wackier side of history! Did the kings of Benin really keep pet leopards? Did spirits live in the African rainforest? And did bicycles REALLY destroy the Benin kingdom? A Question of History: The Kingdom of Benin answers all these questions and much more. With an engaging question and answer format, this series draws young readers into the fascinating, sometimes gruesome, world of famous peoples and civilisations through history. Each spread opens with a simple question, opening up an exploration of an aspect of the life of a people or civilisation and busting some popular myths along the way! The lively lay-out is supported by annotated photos and cartoons, making history fun and accessible for readers aged 8+. Other titles in the series: What happened to mummies' brains? And other questions about the Ancient Egyptians Did the kings of Benin really keep pet leopards? And other questions about the kingdom of Benin Did the Celts really use hair gel? And other questions about the Stone Age, Iron Age and Bronze Age Why did the ancient Greeks use elephants in battle? And other questions about the ancient Greeks Why did the Maya stick needles in their tongues? And other questions about the Maya Did the Romans really eat flamingos? And other questions about the Romans Why did the Shang write on turtles? And other questions about the Shang Dynasty Did the Vikings really wear horns on their helmets? And other questions about the Vikings
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Tim Cooke is a graduate of Oxford University. He has worked in children's publishing for over 20 years, and has written or contributed to dozens of books on a wide range of subjects. Among his publications as writer or editor are numerous sets about military history, particularly the American Revolution, the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and the Vietnam War. He has also written extensively about general history, both ancient and modern.

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1: What was the kingdom of Benin? 2: Did the kings of Benin really keep pet leopards? 3: Why was the king of Benin always tired? 4: Did the people of Benin invent the gift shop? 5: How could beans solve a murder? 6: Why did being wealthy make you limp? 7: Why didn't people in Benin ever lose their keys? 8: Why did workers have to join a gang? 9: Where did all the wax go? 10: Did spirits really live in the rainforest? 11: Why couldn't the king visit his mum? 12: How did bicycles destroy the kingdom? 13: Quick-fire questions 14: Glossary 15: Timeline & Further information 16: Index