Ancient Games: A History of Sports and Gaming (Hardcover)
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From the birth of the Olympics to the deadly sports of the Mayans, find out the history of the games that have kept people amused for thousands of years in this beautifully illustrated and informative guide.
For as long as humans have been around, cultures across the globe have embraced games--to have fun, to settle disagreements, to win money, and just for exercise as well! Coming to you and your kids just before the Summer 2021 Olympic Games, this lushly illustrated guide gives a thorough introduction to the history of games and sports, from the Aztec god of board games to medieval European jousting and Japanese sumo wrestling. This is for your kids who are fact lovers and can't get enough of sports.
About the Author
Iris Volant is a researcher and writer for Flying Eye Books, specialising in non-fiction for children. She lives in London.
Avalon Nuovo is an illustrator and writer from LA who graduated with a BFA from ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena. She has worked for clients such as The New York Times and Natur Och Kultur and was featured in American Illustration archive in 2016, 2017 and 2018. She currently lives in Cambridge.
“A brilliant starting point for the children to use for their research. There's a lot of information contained within the book and it also covers the move towards a modern Olympics and how things have changed over time and where they continue to move to.”
—Books and Home Education