What better way for young readers to learn
about the history of a place than to ask the
protagonists of such history? This is what
the books published by Heritage Malta
do. They call to the stand the people who
left their mark on our colourful history.
The latest addition ‘Valletta – My City, My
Story’ is told by none other than Grand
Master Jean Parisot de Valette. Written in a
humorous and easy-to-read way, De Valette
takes us back in time to Malta, exactly after
the Ottomans left the island. Although there
is great euphoria at this unexpected victory,
we are also reminded of the devastation
and loss such great battles leave behind.
This book starts from where we were
dropped off in another Heritage Malta
Publishing children’s book ‘A Bird’s Eye View
of the Great Siege’, which recounts, from a
variety of protagonist’s point of view, the
different episodes that make up the fourmonth
battle that was the Great Siege of
Malta. Together with the Directorate for
Learning and Assessment Programmes
within the Ministry of Education and
Employment, the latter publication has
also been issued in Maltese under the
name ‘L-Assedju l-Kbir… Farka, Farka’.
Should you wish to go back to the very
start, however, with a book that gives a
comprehensive view of the whole history of
Malta, then we suggest you first read ‘L-Ewwel
35,000,000 Sena ta’ Ħajti’. Although this first
volume falls within the historical fiction genre,
the names, dates and events mentioned are
all historically correct, and is ideal for those
who want to indulge in a brief and light read.
Written in Maltese it is the kind of book that
can be enjoyed by both adults and children.
Heritage Malta publications can be purchased
from the respective Museum Shops run by the
Agency and from leading bookstores in Malta
and Gozo. For further enquiries feel free to
contact us on email@example.com.