Author: Mark Skipworth, Linda Coombs
Publisher: What on Earth Books
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 11.00h x 8.50w x 0.40d
Audience: Ages 9-12
About the Author
Mark Skipworth is a UK-based author and journalist. He is the recipient of a number of media awards for his investigations as news editor at /The Sunday Times in London. In recent years he has turned his passion for history and skill at presenting complex narratives to children's non-fiction. Mark has chaired numerous events at literary festivals around the world, and has written several non-fiction works, including The Illinois Chronicles and The Texas Chronicles.
Christopher Lloyd graduated with a double-first class degree in history from Cambridge University. Christopher became Technology Editor with The Sunday Times newspaper in London and is now a bestselling author of more than fifteen books on world history including What on Earth Happened? (Bloomsbury), the series of What on Earth Timeline Wallbooks, Absolutely Everything! and more. He is in great demand as a lecturer and public speaker throughout the world, including at TEDx talks, conferences, educational seminars, museums, festivals and schools.
Linda Coombs is a member of the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe on Martha's Vineyard, and has lived in Mashpee for more than 40 years. Both of her grandchildren are enrolled with the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, as was their father and grandfather. Linda has worked for 45 years as a museum educator, spending 11 years total at the Boston Children's Museum, 30 years in the Wampanoag Indigenous Program of Plimoth Plantation, and 9 years at the Aquinnah Cultural Center, a small house museum representing Aquinnah Wampanoag history. She has been an interpreter, an artisan, a researcher; led workshops and teacher institutes; written children's stories and articles on various aspects of Wampanoag history and culture; and developed and worked on all aspects of a wide variety of exhibits. Presently Linda is working on several consulting projects with the Aquinnah and Mashpee Tribes, Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth 400, with others also waiting to start. The goal of all of Linda's work continues to be the communication of accurate and appropriate representations about the history, cultures, and people of the Wampanoag and other Indigenous nations.