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Title in English: 
Titbits of History
Author: 
Audronė Meškauskaitė, Aurina Venislovaitė
Illustrator: 
Inga Dagilė
Illustrations: 
Colour
Place of publication: 
Kaunas
Country: 
Publisher: 
Žalias kalnas
Year of publication: 
2018
Pages: 
p. 68
Size: 
25 x 29
ISBN: 
978-609-95964-3-3
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Titbits of History is a book about actual history, but not such a serious one. It is an intriguing collection of all the fun details that are often ignored or simply overlooked by more serious history books. Brief narratives full of factual information and accompanied by attractive illustrations help readers to better understand the past. Much like your favourite snack, these stories never become tiresome or boring. This playful encyclopaedia is divided into three sections, according to the time period in which a given event occurred. Did you know, for example, that the first famous Rūta chocolate candy was a caramel sweet? Or do you know what sweets the two Lithuanian pilots Darius and Girėnas took with them on their trans-Atlantic flight in 1933? How did basketball arrive in Lithuania and become so popular there, and who showed Lithuanians how to play? How long have Lithuanians known about Mickey Mouse and who were the first people to grow vegetables in space? Readers will encounter unexpected, long-forgotten or never before discovered details that can animate even the most serious events in Lithuania’s history. The book’s artistic harmony is the work of Inga Dagilė, whose illustrations and incorporation of historical material lends the book its captivating and sharp appearance.
Audronė Meškauskaitė (b. 1974) is a literary scientist, editor, journalist, museum curator, and the author of two non-fiction books for children.
Aurina Venislovaitė (b. 1985) is a journalist and writer.
Inga Dagilė (b. 1981) is a freelance designer and illustrator of children’s books. In 2018, she received a diploma from the Sharjah Exhibition for Children’s Book Illustrations. In 2013, her illustrated book Dream Mountain was selected as the most beautiful book in the Lithuanian National Children’s Literature competition.
Diploma, Vilnius 2018 Book Art Competition