Author(s): PIPE J
They might have been glamorous but they were grimy with it! Take a trip back through history and uncover the filth of the pharaohs, the horrors of Henry VIII and the vileness of Vlad in this warts-and-all story of the world's most infamous rulers. With amazingly detailed illustrations from a world renowned artist and sharp, bite-sized text, this lavish look inside the minds of the mad is an absolute must-read for children.
A humorous and in-depth expose of the revolting habits and lifestyles of famous rulers, backed up by authentic historical detail.
About The Author Jim Pipe has written over 170 titles on a wide range of topics, including Augmented Reality projects, puzzle books and pop-up books, though history is his real love. He also creates highly interactive 3D book apps and especially enjoys creating horrible sound effects. Hobbies include watching Kung Fu movies, eating French food and diving off cliffs, though usually not at the same time. About the Illustrator Born and raised in Milan, Mauro started drawing at the age of two - he still hasn't stopped! He spent his high school years doodling in class, always getting into trouble, until he finally decided to join the Arte & Messaggio Illustration school in Milan. Published in the Annual Illustrators of Children's Books in 2002, Mauro then joined the Brera Art Academy to study painting. He is the co-founder of Totemic Studio and works as a freelance illustrator for the fashion, publishing and advertising industries. His work has been published by Edizioni Playpress, Tridimensional, Nicola Milano Editore, Gaia Edizioni, I Libri di Niccolo and EdiGio. He teaches drawing and painting and has taken part in several solo and collective painting exhibitions. Mauro has received several prizes for his work.