From the Good Mountain: How Gutenberg Changed the World

by James Rumford

Other authorsJames Rumford (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 2012



Local notes

.002 Gut



Roaring Brook Press (2012), 36 pages


A short biography of Johannes Gutenberg and how he invented a way to print books with moveable type.


Original language


Physical description

36 p.; 8.83 inches


1596435429 / 9781596435421



User reviews

LibraryThing member Sullywriter
An elegant introduction to the inventor of the printing press, cleverly told and handsomely illustrated.
LibraryThing member matthewbloome
This book, told in rhyme, was focused primarily on what went into the creation of the first book published with a printing press. It was very interesting, though more for its attention to printing press details than its biographical information. The epilogue did a great job filling in the detail of Gutenberg's life. I truly enjoyed this book. I'm not sure children would be so enthused, but I was.… (more)
LibraryThing member ejoy13
From the Good Mountain: How Gutenberg Changed the World is an informational book about the Gutenberg printing press and everything that went into creating paper and books in the medieval years. This book has great information and beautiful illustrations.
LibraryThing member Nicholepeterse
This book is about how books were made in Germany in the year 1450. It starts by explaining each piece of the book and then tells the story of Johannes Gutenberg. It explains his presses of how books are made.

Use to inform children how books were made in the 1400 and to use as a cross-cultural book.

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Genre Historical Fiction

This book is a good example of Historical fiction book because it explained all aspects of what goes into a book, it explains the man behind the process of the book, it uses actual places in the book, and it provides accurate information.
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