Absolutely Everything!

A new fully updated history of the world by Christopher Lloyd. An amazing rollercoaster ride through 13.8 billion years – for children and adults alike.

From the author of the bestselling What on Earth Happened? comes a new, highly entertaining 15-chapter narrative history of the world for children and adults alike from the beginning of time to the present day.

AN ARMADILLO the size of a pick-up truck. A 4,000-year-old bowl of noodles. A legendary Chinese Empress said to have invented silk. Bees waggle dancing. Researchers figuring out how ancient Egyptian embalmers really got the brains out of dead people. An African emperor on a gold-laden pilgrimage….

T.REX, King Tut, Confucius, Cleopatra, Genghis Khan, William the Conqueror, Toussaint Louverture, the Wright Brothers, Adolf Hitler, Mahatma Gandhi, Rosa Parks, Malala Yousafzai, Gravity, microbes, wars, epidemics, climate change, conquistadors, slavery, revolutions, religions, railways, computers, artificial intelligence… You get the idea!

IT’S IMPOSSIBLE, of course, to tell the whole story of absolutely everything ever. But simple impossibility will never stop author Christopher Lloyd. In Absolutely Everything, he takes readers on a fast-paced, entertaining and incredibly informative roller coaster ride through science, nature and history, connecting the dots of the past in a way that offers young people a solid and curiosity-inspiring foundation for a lifelong love of learning. Includes more than 200 pictures and maps!


Here’s what people are already saying about it…


Children will love it – and adults too!“

– Jacqueline Wilson, Tracey Beaker

“From the Big Bang to yesterday’s breakfast, this


makes sense of it ALL.“

– Martin Brown, Horrible Histories


I wish they’d had books like this when I was young…“

– Anthony Horowitz, Alex Rider

“A riveting mosaic of exciting true stories…


Deborah Heiligman, Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers



Height: 9.8 in
Width: 1.3 in
Depth: 7.5 in
Length: 352 pages

Hardback  –  Full-color illustration and photography throughout

ISBN: 978-1999802837


Vanessa E, NetGalley

"I enjoy books that are full of a variety of information. This is a great one. It is perfect for all ages. I can't express enough how much I loved this book!"

Katrina L, NetGalley

"Fascinating! I love facts and general information, and this book kept me learning new things at every turn, and I enjoyed the conversational writing style. It was much like I had been discussing things with a friend, both of us talking about something we were passionate about, except this book encompassed many, many different topics."

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