A Street Through Time by Steve Noon

Published May 9, 2022

A Street Through Time by Steve Noon

Book info

  • Title A Street Through Time
  • Author Steve Noon
  • Year 1998
  • Genre Non-fiction

Think of the street you live on. Now think of how it may have looked in the Stone Age in 10,000 BCE, or in Victorian times during the Industrial Revolution, or how it may look 50 years from now. A Street Through Time takes you on a time-travelling journey that you won't forget. Highly detailed illustrations bring 15 key periods in time to life. You will see magnificent buildings go up and come down, new churches built on the site of ancient temples, wooden bridges destroyed and then remade in stone, and statues demolished then unearthed many years later. You'll find out how people lived long ago - the tools they used, what they wore and what they did all day.


This is a kids book but I really loved the idea and had to have a look for myself. Illustrations take us through the life of one street - starting with primitive huts and hunter-gatherers, right through Roman times, Viking invasions, the Industrial Revolution, modern times and even looking to the future. I wasn’t sure the pictures were clear enough to fully engage (maybe a digital problem?) so I would have struggled with the fun Where’s Wally style questions on each page, but as a concept this is brilliant and well executed.

Rating: 5 / 5

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