Doctor Who: A History of Humankind: The Doctor’s Official Guide – Justin Richards, illustrations by Dan Green


91hezwk-d9lDoctor Who: A History of Humankind: The Doctor’s Official Guide – Justin Richards, illustrations by Dan Green, BBC Children’s Books/Penguin, (9781405926539), 2016

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review)  3

Genre:   Science Fiction

What did you like about the book?  Reader’s familiar with the BBC series Doctor Who, will enjoy this title.  The time traveling Doctor Who has often been a part of famous historical events and interacted with historic personages.  The book takes the form or a student textbook that has been updated and corrected by the doctor with highlighting, margin notes, post-it notes, and whole sections taped into the book on lined paper.  The illustrations depict the Doctor, his companions, as well as many of the fantastical intergalactic creatures he has encountered. This is a book for fans of the tv series only.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No

To whom would you recommend this book?  This one is for Doctor Who fans only.

Who should buy this book?  Public libraries  

Where would you shelve it? Fiction

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review: 1/30/17             

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