Children's Books

The Pop-Up Book of Ships

Pop-Up Book of Ships is a dramatic pop-up journey into the world’s maritime past, presenting various maritime cultural innovations. From the early explorers such as the Santa Maria to the famous Mayflower; from marauding pirate ships to frigates like the Bonhomme Richard and the U.S.S. Constitution; from a quaint Mississippi riverboat to the luxurious S.S. Normandie ocean liner and a superbly crafted America’s Cup yacht; from impressive aircraft carriers such as the Intrepid or Enterprise to the most advanced nuclear submarine. Readers will learn about the H.M.S. Victory, labeled a "first-rate ship," a designation that was used as early as the eighteenth century by the British Royal Navy for its largest ships mounting 100 guns or more; or that unlike a traditional square-rigged ship, the sails of a Chinese junk can be moved toward the long axis of the ship, allowing a junk to sail into the wind, to name only two. Pop-Up Book of Ships presents a dynamic history of some of the world’s greatest maritime adventures. Colorful, informative, and fun, Pop-Up Book of Ships adeptly showcases maritime adventure and lure of the sea, and is a fascinating book for sailors and seamen of all ages.

About The Author

David Hawcock is a skilled paper engineer devoted to the design and production of highly-creative and original pop-up art and three-dimensional paper-engineered concepts. He is the paper engineer for Universe’s New York Pop-Up Book, The California Pop-Up Book, The Ancient Egypt Pop-Up Book, and Pompeii Pop-Up Book. Eric Kentley is a freelance writer and has a PhD in social anthropology. He joined the National Maritime Museum in 1981, and during his sixteen-year tenure held a number of posts including ethnographer, head of ship technology, corporate planner, and head of exhibitions.

  • Publish Date: May 19, 2009
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction - Transportation - Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft
  • Publisher: Universe
  • Trim Size: 12 x 10-1/2
  • Pages: 6
  • US Price: $40.00
  • CDN Price: $45.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-7893-1862-6

Reviews

“Colorful, informative, and fun, Pop-Up Book of Ships adeptly showcases maritime adventure and lure of the sea, and is a fascinating book for sailors and seamen of all ages.” ~48 North

“From the instant you open the cover of this book, ships from the past and today unfold right before you eyes. Some of the pop-ups are large, while others are small, and one is so big it takes four pages to emerge.” ~Pirates and Privateers Magazine

“The teaming up of these talented and knowledgeable men has produced a book, which is both [as] exciting to look at and play with as it is to read….Yes, kids will love this book, but so will the grown-ups in their lives…perhaps even more so.” ~Sea History

Author Bookshelf: David Hawcock

Author Bookshelf: Eric Kentley