From the Good Mountain: How Gutenberg Changed the World by James Rumford

by Debbie Gonzales on November 8, 2012

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From the Good Mountain: How Gutenberg Changed the World is an artistic testimony of how one man’s visionary idea and tenacious fortitude forever altered the way the world communicates.  And, from the eye of an educator, James Rumford’s biography of Johannes Gutenberg is lapis-stoned, madder-planted, saffron-stamened gold mine (pg. 23). The way Rumford built suspense around the materials used to make the first book is masterful.  And, that his illustrations are both historically sound and comically personable serve as an invitation for today’s iPad-toting young reader to take a historic stroll down memory lane in celebration of the world of publishing’s baby steps toward ultimate world influence.

Rumford’s complete body of work is founded on commemorating the accomplishments of those that have come before us. He’s also committed to equipping educators with the tools needed to enrich their students in artistically factual ways. His website is brimming with thoughtful, appropriate, and useful guides to compliment his books – most especially an extensive fully-illustrated, 152 page companion guide to The Good Mountain: How Gutenberg Changed the World. Develop an appreciation for Gutenberg’s world-altering passion through offering this phenomenal biography, partnered with the companion guide, to your techno-savvy kids today.

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