Timeline: A Visual History of Our World by Peter Goes


Reviewed by Melissa Beck (Library Staff)

This gorgeous and unusual nonfiction book is a treat for children and adults alike. Relatively massive at 15 inches tall (!), Timeline uses an intricate woodcut-style illustration to tell the story of our world from the beginning of life through today. These illustrations stream through the center of each large spread with bite-sized facts sprinkled throughout. I found it fascinating to see world events and defining moments arranged side by side, offering perspective and connection not always present in my historical recollection. While reading Timeline, I couldn’t stop thinking of all the people I could buy this book for as a gift because it is such a visual treasure. Highly recommend.

Located in Children’s Nonfiction (J 909 GOE)


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