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Walter Tull's Scrapbook By Michaela Morgan

Walter Tull's Scrapbook by Michaela Morgan

Condition - Very Good
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Scrapbook of personal jottings and photos create a picture of a pioneering black footballer and British officer in the First World War.

Walter Tull's Scrapbook Summary

Walter Tull's Scrapbook by Michaela Morgan

Born in Kent, Walter Tull (28 April 1888 - 25 March 1918) became one of Tottenham Hotspurs' top players. When he joined the Footballers' Battalion during the First World War, his leadership and courage won him a commission and a recommendation for the Military Cross. But Walter wasn't just a great footballer and British officer. He happened to be black, at a time when the rule book stated that only white men could become officers. In personal jottings, photos and pictures, this scrapbook brings alive a man who lived outside the limitations of his age - from Walter's childhood in an orphanage through his footballing years at Spurs and Northampton to the Western Front, highlighting the Christmas Day Truce of 1914, Walter's officer training - pipe, moustache and all! - ending with his death on the Somme, his memorials and his legacy .

Walter Tull's Scrapbook Reviews

A fascinating insight into a man who broke across boundaries. In an age when we still find prejudice on and off the playing field, this book conveys an important message - one we must heed. Parents in Touch 'A welcome addition to any child's library.' Voice Inspiring. Irish Independent 'Fiction and non-fiction combine successfully in this title creating an insight, through photos, documents and records into a fascinating and perhaps under-known character.' Armadillo 'What makes this account especially vivid is the wealth of period photographs ... An inspiring account of courage and leadership.' Books for Keeps 'This book was brilliant to read and I learned so much from it.' '9.5/10' 'amazing' WEJS Book Blog The excellent and will surely also appeal to any reluctant young readers who like football or the military.' The Daily Telegraph online 'A poignant, well written and illustrated book stands as a tribute to a special person worthy of remembrance.' Carousel 'Michaela Morgan has created a vivid account of his life and the world in which he lived, so that the reader an truly relate to him as a person. ... A very good addition to the school library.' School Librarian

About Michaela Morgan

MICHAELA MORGAN has written over a hundred books for children. She has been shortlisted for the Children's Book Award, been an International Reading Association Children's Choice and won a United Kingdom Reading Association award. She divides her time between Brighton, Rutland and France. Her other titles for Frances Lincoln are Night Flight (9781845076740) and Brave Mouse (9781847801104).

Additional information

Walter Tull's Scrapbook by Michaela Morgan
Used - Very Good
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Short-listed for Blue Peter Book Award: Best Book with Facts 2013
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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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