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The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon
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Feb 14, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: juvenile-non-fiction

Won the Newbery in 1922, the first one to do so. I read this book as a kid and loved it. As an adult, I find it well written and it deals with an interesting topic. But few kids would want to read it today, it's got way too much text and not enough pictures. Kids today are visually sophisticated and expect an equal balance of pictures and text.

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