Richard Brassey is the author and illustrator of a host of colourful and original non-fiction books for children, among them the bestselling NESSIE THE LOCH NESS MONSTER and THE STORY OF SCOTLAND, which won the TES/SALTIRE SOCIETY AWARD. He lives in Essex. Visit his website at www.richardbrassey.com.
A miniature masterpiece, rich with facts, sweetened with cartoon-style pictures - IndependentA good choice for a class story or even a simple reference book as they contain basic dates and facts - Times Educational SupplementBrassey makes learning fun, while retaining the integrity of the information - Guardianthis [book] will take some beating: loads of information, engaging format and written with wit. - The Bookbag on The Story of the Olympicsvibrant and brimming with great information accompanied by great illustrations. - My Book Corner on The Story of the Olympics