“Big Picture Book of General Knowledge” by James MacLaine and Annie Carbo

“Big Picture Book of General Knowledge” [“Wielka księga wiedzy. Cały ten świat”] is a children’s encyclopedia written by James Maclaine and illustrated by Annie Carbo. In Poland the book was published by Wydawnictwo Zielona Sowa in 2018.

The book is rich in interesting facts about the world, nature, history, sport, technology, art, etc. It is divided in different sections (see below):

This encyclopedia can be very attractive for children who can already read, as well as for toddlers. Inside, the young recipients can find many funny stories, unobvious information, and creative illustrations.

In a few chapters of the book we can also find some references to Classical Antiquity. For example, on the main cover we see the Roman Emperor Claudius:

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The cover of “Big Picture Book of General Knowledge” [source]

Inside the section “Who’s who?” children can get to know the first five Roman Emperors (and the meaning of Caligula’s name):

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“Who’s who?” chapter fragment from the Polish edition of the book [picture taken by the author of the post]

There is also a chapter that focuses on the “Myths and Monsters”, where the young readers can get to know the Trojan horse:

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“Myths and Monsters” chapter fragment from the original edition of the book [source
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“Myths and Monsters” chapter fragment from the Polish edition of the book [picture taken by the author of the post]
Found by Dorota Bazylczyk

Elaborated by Dorota Bazylczyk

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