Book Review & Giveaway: David Travels to the Past by Gonzalo Martínez de Antoñana & María José Mosquera


David is a young and restless apprentice painter who wants to know everything about painting. His intelligent teacher, the Master Messina, invents a way of transporting David through time to prehistory. They go there looking for the origins of art, but once they are there nothing will be as they thought.

In a second adventure, they travel towards the unknown art of Mesopotamia. This time they won´t go alone. The sympathetic and intelligent Angela will travel to the past with them bringing her particular point of view.

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
I used to read the occasional comic book when I was young but graphic novels hadn’t been thought of at that time. David Travels to the Past is a graphic novel that teaches children about some of the history of art. What middle school age child wouldn’t want to read a graphic novel instead of a novel with just a picture here and there? I love this concept and hope to see more books like this in the future.
The story is fun because it involves time travel. First, David’s instructor takes him to the Upper Paleolithic Period to see rock painting first hand. They learn a lot about the people and how they survived. The trip is informative but it also turns out to be a real adventure, and quite dangerous! When they get back, David is able to show what they learned with art.
In the second story, David and his instructor go to Mesopotamia. Angela is there, too, and is able to give her point of view on that era as well. The Babylonians had some magnificent masterpieces and showed them that art can be in many different forms.
David Travels to the Past is definitely a good book for middle school age children to read, enjoy, and learn.

About the Author and Illustrator


María José is a teacher. She won international illustrations awards.


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Gonzalo has a degree in art history. He works in museums and as a tourist guide.


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2 thoughts on “Book Review & Giveaway: David Travels to the Past by Gonzalo Martínez de Antoñana & María José Mosquera

  1. John Smith November 17, 2016 / 10:41 pm

    This looks like fun, and I would like to win it.


  2. Fran November 18, 2016 / 1:06 am

    Thank you very much for your review. Authors did the best they could and I am pleased you also enjoyed their informative trip into the past. Editorial Saure.


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