Britannia: 100 Great Stories from British History by Geraldine McCaughrean

Britannia: 100 Great Stories from British History by Geraldine McCaughrean

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These are the stories of Britain's past that children in England, Scotland and Wales used to grow up on. Often discredited, in many cases virtually forgotten, they are nonetheless wonderful tales that will give present-day children a sense of the excitement of history. King Canute, Lady Godiva, Guy Fawkes, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Grace Darling and other famous names live again in these 100 tragic, comic, stirring tales of adventure, folly and wickedness. Spanning nearly three thousand years, and including stories as up-to-date as Live Aid and the Braer Oil Tanker disaster, each story includes a note on what really happened, and there is an index and a list of further reading. This is a unique book with a very wide appeal. It is not a history textbook, simply a collection of stories by a consummate children's writer who has retold in her own inimitable way 100 stories that children will enjoy. Richard Brassey's brilliant illustrations on every page bring the characters to life with wit, humour and fascinating period detail.

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SKU GOR001254107
Title Britannia: 100 Great Stories from British History
Author By (author) Geraldine McCaughrean
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Hachette Children's Group
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 264
ISBN 10 1858818761
ISBN 13 9781858818764
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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These are the stories of Britain's past that children in England, Scotland and Wales used to grow up on. Often discredited, in many cases virtually forgotten, they are nonetheless wonderful tales that will give present-day children a sense of the excitement of history. King Canute, Lady Godiva, Guy Fawkes, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Grace Darling and other famous names live again in these 100 tragic, comic, stirring tales of adventure, folly and wickedness. Spanning nearly three thousand years, and including stories as up-to-date as Live Aid and the Braer Oil Tanker disaster, each story includes a note on what really happened, and there is an index and a list of further reading. This is a unique book with a very wide appeal. It is not a history textbook, simply a collection of stories by a consummate children's writer who has retold in her own inimitable way 100 stories that children will enjoy. Richard Brassey's brilliant illustrations on every page bring the characters to life with wit, humour and fascinating period detail.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001254107
Title Britannia: 100 Great Stories from British History
Author By (author) Geraldine McCaughrean
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Hachette Children's Group
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 264
ISBN 10 1858818761
ISBN 13 9781858818764
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No

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