Monday, 20 August 2018

Two more awesome titles in Ammonite Press' brilliant "Biographic" Range from Viv Croot and Sophie Collins

We really love the "Biographic" series from Ammonite Press, covering some incredible notaries in fictional and non-fictional history.
We're looking at two new titles in the range, first with a distinctly different look at one of the most famous fictional detectives ever created...

"Biographic: Sherlock" by Viv Croot is an infographic-style celebration of the fictional creation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a detective who really needs no introduction.

All of Sherlock Holmes' most famous adventures appear in this innovative and gorgeously presented title, summarising some of his most incredible deductions, dangerous escapades and near-death experiences.

Sherlock Holmes has been such a huge influence on detective fiction for the last 100 years and children will love learning a little more about this fascinating character, and his methodical approach to solving some of the most heinous crimes.

Many people know that Sherlock Holmes was an enigmatic detective who, with his companion Dr Watson, pursued criminals through Victorian and Edwardian England.

What, perhaps, they don't know is that he investigated 60 fully documented cases, including 37 murders; that 46 of those cases began in his offices at 221B Baker Street; that only three of them involved his nemesis Moriarty; and that in his later years Holmes spent his time beekeeping on the Sussex Downs. 

Biographic: Sherlock presents an investigative guide to his life and work, with an array of clues and observations converted into infographics to reveal the detective behind the detection.

Utterly fascinating stuff and if you're not already a fan of Holmes, this will certainly convert you!

"Biographic: Sherlock" by Viv Croot is out now, published by Ammonite Press (kindly supplied for review).

Second on our pile is "Biographic: Frida Kahlo" by Sophie Collins.

Many people know that Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist and a feminist icon. 

What, perhaps, they dont know is that 55 of her 143 artworks are self-portraits; that her love letters sold for $137,000; or that she arrived for her first solo exhibition in an ambulance. 

"Biographic: Kahlo" casts a modern eye over her life and work, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the artist behind the pictures.

As with many books in the Biographic series, the content may be suitable for older children (we'd probably say 11-12 plus). Thoroughly engaging subjects with facts and illustrations presented in a cool way. 

"Biographic: Kahlo" by Sophie Collins is out now, published by Ammonite Press (kindly supplied for review).