From the Good Mountain by James Rumford
How Gutenberg Changed the World

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What was made of rags and bones, soot and seeds? What took a mountain to make?

For the answer, travel back to the fifteenth century—to a time when books were made by hand and a man named Johannes Gutenberg invented a way to print books with movable type.

Written as a series of riddles and illustrated in the style of medieval manuscripts by an award-winning author and artist, From the Good Mountain will intrigue readers of all ages. On every page there is something surprising to learn about how the very thing you are holding in your hands came to be.

About James Rumford

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Master storyteller James Rumford combines his love for art and history in his picture books. Each of his books is vastly different in its content, design, and illustrations but one aspect remains constant throughout his work: his passion about his subjects. Rumford, a resident of Hawaii, has studied more than a dozen languages and worked in the Peace Corps, where he traveled to Africa, Asia, and Afghanistan. He draws from these experiences and the history of his subject when he is working on a book. His book Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing was a 2005 Sibert Honor winner.
Published June 25, 2013 by Flash Point. 36 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Children's Books, History.

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Each process and component is discussed on a page that ends in a riddle, answered on a facing page.

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Rumford frames this expressive introduction to Gutenberg and his revolutionary printing press as a riddle, describing a "mysterious" object that arrived in the city of Mainz, Germany, around 1450.

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Teaching children self-control has never been cuter.

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