Mitsumasa Anno Ursula Synge
- Title: Anno's Medieval World GB
- Author: Mitsumasa Anno Ursula Synge
- ISBN: 9780399611537
- Page: 407
- Format: Paperback
Discusses how medieval people viewed the world before it was widely understood and accepted that the world is round and rotates around the sun.
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I really wanted to like this. An Anno book with text! But while the illustrations were very good, the story was terribly boring, not because of the subject matter, but just because he gets it so wrong: most people thought the world was flat, religion is mostly superstitious and science-denying, but then science saved us! Now we're not dumb or cruel anymore! Yay! Yawn.It wasn't a waste of time to read it to Kate, though, because it provided an opportunity to talk about these ideas.The author's no [...]
I didn't enjoy this book as much as others. I wasn't even sure that I understood at first what the point of the book was. Reading the author's notes after helped, but I think it would have been more enjoyable if that was presented first. Though I was able to guess the people he was referring to while reading due to my partial knowledge of scientists, I don't think that this is a book most children would enjoy. There didn't seem to be a cohesive thread through the book and frankly it was too abst [...]
I've been reading Anno books since my early childhood. But this was one I didn't know, and more surprising than that - it had text! My Anno books never had actual words in themAs Anno says in his afterword, the title could well have been "How people living in the era of the Ptolemaic Theory saw their world". And I see why this one probably couldn't be done without some text. (My main feeling after reading through it the first time was "oh, if I knew more ancient history, I'm sure I'd see even mo [...]
This is decorated with Medieval type watercolors, so tiny but effective in expressing the tiny mindset of the people living at this tiome. The fera that surrounded them in their everyday lives ranged from, witches, the plague and falling off the end of the world.When the world was flat ( oh yes it was common knowlwdge) one didnt necessarily want to inlist in any sailing venture.But when tavelers can back from foreign lands describing riding on Camels or roofs made of gold, they were likly chased [...]
Reading Rainbow: RumpelstiltskinThis book had a really interesting beginning - talking of the everyday views of medieval folks - the mystery of the world (similar to stories we've read about the Winter Solstice.) But it branches off from there describing how ideas about the shape of the earth and position of sun/moon/earth changed over time. That was not really what I was expecting and I felt that part of the book was not well written - very choppy and repetitive. The illustrations we detailed a [...]
This was really close to a 5, because it was such a unique take on astronomy. Bringing in history and what it was like for the medieval people to accept new ideas is such a novel approach and Owen was instantly sucked in (me too!).
Lovely pictures, of course, but not exactly the most compelling text. I like Anno best when he doesn't write, to be honest.
Probably my favorite Anno book.
This book was enjoyable. It really shows how people thought throughout time and how that affected one another. I wouod recommend this for higher grade levels, such as 4th or 5th grade.
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