A fascinating book about the vehicles that have shaped our world, written by narrowboat captain and children’s author Matt Ralphs, with stunning color illustrations on every page by Rui Ricardo.
From ancient chariots and Viking longships to racing cars, rockets, and solar-powered airplanes, our world has been changed by the pioneering development of many incredible vehicles. Take a journey through time to discover how these 50 groundbreaking inventions changed the world and how they might even shape our future . . .
About the Author
Matt Ralphs is a freelance writer of children's fiction and non-fiction. While working for many years as an editor he helped other writers create novels, comics, and lavish art books, including special editions made from engraved metal, branded wood, and demon skin. He lives on the Grand Union Canal in England on a boat he christened Nostromo because Alien is his favorite movie.
Rui Ricardo is a Portuguese illustrator based in Porto, Portugal, where he studied graphic design and academic drawing at the University of Fine Arts. His illustrations have been published in major American and British magazines and he has worked with many prominent international brands and publishers. An avid backpacker, he has spent years traveling across Asia, Europe, and bits of Africa and South America.
When he's not drawing, you'll find him building and painting cardboard houses with his 5 year old daughter Laura, riding his bicycle, or playing the banjo and the ukulele.
A great STEAM book to give to vehicle-obsessed audiences... This makes a good introduction to history of transportation units, and is sure to thrill readers who like things to go.—Kathleen McBroom, Booklist
Transported is a great gift for young readers interested in history, science, and exploration.—Cade Williams, Shelf Awareness