From the publisher:
Malta has been inhabited since it was settled around 5200 BC from the Italian island of Sicily. Later, the Phoenicians and the Greeks arrived, the Romans and the Arabs, and the French and the English. Malta is a virtual melting pot. The Siege of Malta (also known as the Great Siege of Malta) took place in 1565 when the Ottomans invaded the island, then held by the Knights of Saint John. For the next 275 years, the knights called this island home. They built towns, palaces, churches, and fortifications. Malta is rich in history and is a very fun place to explore and to see. Take some time to explore this beautiful island through the words and photography of John D. Weigand and Penelope Dyan and walk the streets of this amazing place as you look through these pages. This book is meant for children, and it is also meant to encourage the minds of the young to imagine and to explore; and award winning author and poet Penelope Dyan, who is also an attorney and a former teacher, aims to do just that! Malta is a colorful and amazing place seeped in culture and history that will amaze kids and adults alike.