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The Resource The story of mankind, by Hendrik Willem van Loon ; updated and introducted by Robert Sullivan

The story of mankind, by Hendrik Willem van Loon ; updated and introducted by Robert Sullivan

Label
The story of mankind
Title
The story of mankind
Statement of responsibility
by Hendrik Willem van Loon ; updated and introducted by Robert Sullivan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Originally written in 1921 for the author's grandchildren, Hendrik Willem van Loon's The Story of Mankind has charmed generations with its warmth, simplicity, and wisdom. Rather than the dry recitation of events so common in school textbooks, van Loon's witty, amiable tone animates the story of human history as a grand and perpetually unfolding adventure. Beginning with the origins of human life and sweeping forward to illuminate all of history, van Loon's incomparable prose and original illustrations present a lively rendering of the people and events that have shaped the world we live in today. This new version has been brought up to date by best selling historian Robert Sullivan, who continues van Loon's personable style, incorporating the most important developments of the early twenty first century, including the war on terrorism, global warming, and the election of Barack Obama. Engagingly written, delightfully informative, and always entertaining, this is the necessary classic of all ages, for all ages
Summary
Chronicles the history of man and civilization from primitive beginnings to the twentieth century
Award
Newbery Medal, 1922.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
100574
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1882-1944
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Van Loon, Hendrik Willem
Dewey number
909
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
1260L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 1260
  • 1260
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 9
Reading level
9.9
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sullivan, Robert
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World history
  • World history
  • World history
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The story of mankind, by Hendrik Willem van Loon ; updated and introducted by Robert Sullivan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1449512
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxxiv, 765 pages
Isbn
9780871407153
Lccn
2013038457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780871407153
  • (OCoLC)859168653
Label
The story of mankind, by Hendrik Willem van Loon ; updated and introducted by Robert Sullivan
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1449512
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxxiv, 765 pages
Isbn
9780871407153
Lccn
2013038457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780871407153
  • (OCoLC)859168653

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