Gold Quest

Gold Quest

A Treasure Trail Through History

Book - 2005
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This book tells the story of precious gold, created when stars explode, mined in Ancient Egypt, made into a mummy mask, and buried with a king. But the tomb is robbed and the mask is stolen--and so the gold changes hands and changes shape as centuries pass. It's a prize at the Colosseum in Rome, a gift for Queen Elizabeth I at Nonesuch Palace, counterfeit coins in a sea captain's chest, a toothpick holder at Versailles, gold buttons on a waistcoat bound for Australia, and a necklace in modern New York. Stephen Biesty's richly detailed illustrations and Meredith Hooper's resonant text together tell the awe-inspiring story of the gold and its owners, of hopes and dreams, courage and deceit, romance and adventure.
Publisher: London : Hodder Children's, 2005.
ISBN: 9780340788585
0340788585
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,30 cm.
Additional Contributors: Biesty, Stephen

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