The Story of Writing

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  • Why do we write? Writing helps us to communicate with other people, to share information, and to keep records so that everything that happens is not forgotten or lost. Thousands of years ago people were using writing for the same reasons.

    This book tells the story of how different people in different places, e.g. Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Greek world and China, invented their own ways of writing and how these developed over the centuries into hundreds of writing systems and scripts all over the world. People from the past explain how they learned to write, and describe in their own words how it feels to write and be a writer.

    The Story of Writing demonstrates the vital importance of reading and writing to people’s lives, and how writing as a means of communication has constantly changed as the needs of societies have changed. Ideal for key Stage 2 History and literacy studies (Ages 7-11)

  • Product code: cmc30231
    Exhibition: Babylon: Myth and Reality
    Gift recipient: For children under 12
    Price category: Under £10
    Title: The Story of Writing
    Author: Carol Donoughue
    ISBN: 9780714130231
    Number of pages: 48
    Size: 276x219mm
    llustrations: 90 colour and 10 b/w
    Weight: 0.5kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

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