Dick Turpin: Legends and Lies by Terry Deary
  

Dick Turpin: Legends and Lies

Written by Terry Deary
Illustrated by Stefano Tambellini

9+ readers   Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly   
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Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. This title is part of the Barrington Stoke Reality Check series - true stories that are stranger than fiction. It's a real page-turner and provides a fascinating insight into one of history's most famous villains. Terry Deary knows just how to grab a reader's attention and as a consequence makes history so much fun. He's a master in his field. Barrington Stoke's mission is to help children enjoy reading by publishing accessible, enjoyable and unpatronising short books for children who are dyslexic, struggling to read, or simply reluctant to sit down with a book. For further information do go to their website www.barringtonstoke.co.uk

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Synopsis

Dick Turpin: Legends and Lies by Terry Deary

Fascinating historical fiction. Five strangers meet in the crowds to watch Dick Turpin hang. Each has a fascinating story to tell about the famous highwayman...but which are true and which are lies? Follow Terry Deary into the enthralling history of one man and his legend.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

About the Author

Terry Deary

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors Terry Deary is the author of 249 fiction and non-fiction books published in 36 years and is one of the most successful children’s authors of all time. His Horrible Histories series has sold over 6 million copies in the UK and has been translated into over 40 languages, as well as being adapted into a BAFTA award-winning television series for CBBC. Terry was also voted The Outstanding Non-Fiction Author of the 20th Century (Books for Keeps). He has now turned his attentions to adult fiction and non-fiction and more television and stage work.

He is married to Jenny and they have a daughter Sara who recently had twins, Terry's first grandchildren. He lives in Durham.

Q+A with Terry Deary

Favourite Hero: Guy Fawkes

Favourite Monster: The Chimera

Your weapon of choice: Machine Gun

Special Secret Power: Invisibility

Favourite Fight scene: Gladiators

Goodie or baddie: Baddie

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
64 pages

Author

Terry Deary
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Author's Website

www.terry-deary.com/

Publisher

Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

4th February 2014

ISBN

9781781123515

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