|Illustrated By:||Boston, Paul|
|By (author):||Levenson, Eleanor|
|Series:||In A Nutshell|
|Subject:||JUVENILE NONFICTION / Reference / Encyclopedias|
|JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Science / Politics & Government|
|Publisher:||words & pictures|
|From The Publisher*||How do you sum up world politics in just 100 words? This striking book takes on the challenge! From activist to wealth, each of the carefully chosen 100 words has its own 100-word long description and beautiful illustration, providing a thoughtful, unbiased introduction to key political terms and ideas to help the young (and not so young) get to grips with the subject. Basically, everything you need to know in a nut shell. |
Along with some expected words, such as government and vote, you'll also discover less predictable words that will give you a fresh perspective. With utopia and dystopia, try to imagine a perfect world and then its opposite. Through equality, explore what it means for everyone to have the same rights and responsibilities. With words such as nation, empire, rights, corruption, pundit, debt, citizen, tax, nationalism, and military, gain perspective on the many facets of world politics.
Finally, you'll be asked, "If you were to choose the 100 words, which would you pick?"
|Review Quote*||"Offers solid curriculum support for aspiring pols." - Kathleen McBroom, Booklist|
Eleanor Levenson is a part-time university lecturer in journalism, specializing in teaching politics and feature writing to journalism students, and a part-time writer and editor. She has written several children's books, including the bestseller The Election from Fisherton Press. Eleanor worked in politics and journalism prior to having children and retains a huge interest in ensuring children learn about this subject, and that parents and teachers are equipped to teach them. Eleanor lives in London with her husband and three children.
Paul Boston studied illustration and design at Brighton University, England, and is inspired by 1950s children's books, antique maps and diagrams, 17th Century engravings, Gothic art, and Japanese prints. Paul's charming depictions of people and places have been commissioned for global advertising campaigns, publishing projects, and editorial commissions.