The Island Everyone Wanted (Book published June 28, 2019)


Book Details

Author  Marina Christofides
Publisher  Independently published
Publication Date   June 28, 2019
ISBN  1723857106
Pages  48

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A fun journey through the colourful history of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, one of the oldest civilisations of the world. Kids and grown-ups alike will love the beautiful full page illustrations which awaken the imagination with scenes from daily life through the ages. From the hut dwellers of Chirokitia, to ancient Greek city-kingdoms, sunken trading ships, exquisite Roman mosaics, royal weddings and brutal wars, the events that shaped the island are vividly brought to life. The easy to read text teaches interesting facts, such as that Cyprus was once at the bottom of the sea, that it gave its name to copper and not the other way round, that Mark Anthony gave the island to Cleopatra as a token of his love, that for three hundred years its rulers all spoke French, and that it was the first country in the world from where malaria was eradicated. Spot the ancient figurine hidden on almost every page as it travels through time.

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