Cicada Books All About Flags!
Cicada Books All About Flags!

All About Flags!

By Robin Jacobs


Publication Date: April 9, 2024

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Ages 6 to 11

A refreshingly engaging introduction to flags of the world and the stories they tell. Did you know that the flag of the USA was inspired by that of the East India Company – a private shipping company that traded in the spoils of the British Empire? Do you know what the black star on the flag of Ghana means? Or why the Russian flag looks similar to that of the Netherlands? Find the answers to these questions and more in this gorgeously presented, accessible atlas of flags. Through simple designs and colours, national flags can tell us a lot about the histories, identities and interrelationships of the countries they represent. Grouping flags together first by continent and then by theme, this illuminating book explains how countries relate to one another, and how their politics and histories are interconnected. It provides a great launch point for discussions around identity, geography and nation building, and is a timely addition to the reference shelf of any politically curious 6 to 11-year old. All About Flags! is packed with fascinating facts, clearly arranged by Robin Jacobs (Earth-Shattering Events, Cicada, 2019) and engagingly presented by Ben Javens (Alex and Alex, Cicada, 2021).

About the Author

Robin Jacobs is a children’s television and book writer living on the outskirts of Bristol, UK, with her family and two dogs. She has an undergraduate degree in Earth Sciences and has authored books such as Earth-Shattering Events (Cicada, 2019) and The Mellons Build a House (Cicada, 2023). She is passionate about environmental issues surrounding climate change. Ben Javens is an illustrator and designer based in Birmingham, UK, whose drawings have been featured in The New York Times, School of Life, Anorak and The Guardian. He is the illustrator of Two Can (Francis Lincoln, 2016) and Alex and Alex (Cicada, 2021).

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Length: 88 pages

Publisher: Cicada Books

Publication Date: April 9, 2024

ISBN: 9781800660458

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