Did you know that people have told stories about Robin Hood since the 1300's and that the Maya people of Central America chewed a rubbery gum they called chicle? These fun facts and many more can be found in this edition of Curious Kids Guides. Each of the guides in this series is full of lively answers to all those tricky questions about how the world works. Browsers and young students alike will enjoy these lively question-and-answer books with their unique mix of realistic illustrations and engaging cartoons. The enticing questions will amaze, amuse, and inspire, while the highly visual format encourages kids to keep reading.
Philip Steele has a passion for writing about history. He is a well-known author of more than one hundred children's books, including Castles, Pirates, Knights, The Best Book of Mummies, The World of Pirates, and The World of Castles. He was a student of medieval French and German literature, and has visited castles in England, France, Germany, Spain, and Poland. He has travelled to the Valley of the Kings and other sites of Ancient Egypt, and has met mummies face to face in the Cairo Museum. Philip now lives near Beaumaris and the other great castles of North Wales.
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