About Time: A First Look at Time and Clocks by Bruce KoscielniakAbout Time: A First Look at Time and Clocks by Bruce Koscielniak

About Time: A First Look at Time and Clocks

byBruce Koscielniak

Paperback | September 10, 2013

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"[An]impressive history of timekeeping."- Horn Book Bruce Koscielniak, in this Common Core text exemplar, tells the intriguing story of the many years spent tinkering and inventing to perfect the art of telling time. When time itself was undefined, no one knew the difference between a minute, an hour,&nbspand a day. Then people started creating tools to measure time. First they used the sun, the moon, and the water, but soon after people began using their knowledge about the natural world to build clocks and to create calendars made up of months and years. Centuries later, we have clocks and calendars all around us! This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Informational Texts).
Bruce Koscielniak is the author and illustrator of several books for children; he is also a musician who has played the violin and jazz guitar for many years. He lives in the Berkshires region of Massachusetts.
Title:About Time: A First Look at Time and ClocksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.14 inPublished:September 10, 2013Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544105125

ISBN - 13:9780544105126


Editorial Reviews

Children will be entertained as well as informed by this presentation.
School Library Journal

Koscielniak's watercolor depictions of various clockworks are unusually lucid and well-explained. Mechanically minded children...will find the time well spent.
Kirkus Reviews