Humorous and easy-to-read - Malta Baby & Kids

Humorous and easy-to-read

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

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