Sir Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders: World War I and World War II by Tony Robinson
  

Sir Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders: World War I and World War II

Written by Tony Robinson

9+ readers   The World Wars   

RRP £7.99

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Award-winning Tony Robinson has an outstanding record for bringing the past to life. Here his books on World War 1 and World War 11 are presented in one bumper volume. Through factual accounts, quizzes, diagrams and a great many pictures the quirky details of the conflicts as well as the more pedestrian and well- known ones are explained in a way that is both intriguing and memorable. Tony Robinson never trivialises the war but he handles a lot of information lightly which makes the finding out fun!

Synopsis

Sir Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders: World War I and World War II by Tony Robinson

Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders: World War II was the winner of Best Book with Facts in the 2014 Blue Peter Book Awards, voted for by children.

In this bind-up Tony Robinson takes you on a headlong gallop through time, pointing out all the most important, funny, strange, amazing, entertaining, smelly and disgusting bits about World War I and World War II. It's history, but not as we know it!

Find out everything you need to know in this brilliant, action-packed, fact-filled book, including: - How to build a trench - Why dogs were such good messengers - How plastic surgery was invented - Why you needed a gas mask - Just how useful mashed potato is - How the Battle of Britain was won - What it takes to be a spy and How D-Day was kept a surprise.

About the Author

Tony Robinson

Tony presents Channel 4's archaeology series "Time Team", and played Baldrick in "Blackadder". He also devised and wrote four series of the BBC's "Maid Marian and Her Merry Men" in which he played the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Click here to read Tony's full biography.

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Paperback
320 pages

Author

Tony Robinson
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Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

26th March 2015

ISBN

9781447284925

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