Children's Encyclopedia of Flags (Hardcover)
Discover the amazing stories behind the flags of the world in this spectacular hardcover encyclopaedia for young readers.Why does the Olympic flag have five rings? What does the star on Chile's flag represent? Where does the name of the pirate flag, the 'Jolly Roger' come from? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this comprehensive and accessible guide. It includes the national flags of every country in the world, as well as regional flags, the 50 state flags of the USA, maritime flags and semaphore flags. - Illustrated in full-color throughout with fascinating photographs, maps and diagrams.
- Organized by regions, making it easy to compare the flags of adjoining countries
- Uses 'did you know' fact boxes to pull out fun facts
- Includes a wide-ranging glossary to explain key terminology and an index for easy navigation. This invaluable, visually arresting reference book deserves a place on every child's bookshelf. Ideal for children aged 8+.
ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Children's Reference Library uses stunning photography, fabulous facts and useful diagrams to introduce a variety of subjects - from the animal kingdom to space science. Great to dip into, these reference guides are a staple for any child's bookshelf.
Claudia Martin is an experienced children's author who specializes in books on geography, history, technology, current affairs and the natural world. She has worked with many well-known publishers, including Harper Collins and Simon and Schuster, and her previous titles include Early Islamic Civilization and My Little Books: Discover Our World. She lives in London.