The Boy Who Cried Horse by Terry Deary

The Boy Who Cried Horse

Written by Terry Deary
Part of the Greek Tales Series

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A great introduction to the famous story of the Trojan Horse. Acheron is such a liar that no one believes him when he warns the people of Troy to be wary of the giant wooden horse which the Greeks have left behind. If only they’d listened….


The Boy Who Cried Horse by Terry Deary

The year is 1180 BC and Troy is under siege. Young Acheron is a liar and everybody knows it. And when a stranger comes to the city to announce that the Greeks have departed, leaving a special gift of a wooden horse, Acheron is suspicious. He races to tell Prince Paris about the Greek plot, but will anyone at the palace believe him?


'Hilarious... with energy and invention. Dreary has a remarkable ability to conjure up vivid characters and scene-settings within a brief narrative.'

'Despite the moral it's a good introduction to an historical event and very funny with lots of action. Children will love the characters... There is lots of dialogue and some lovely evocative imagery too. Highly reccommended.'

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


64 pages


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A & C Black Publishers Ltd

Publication date

1st January 2007




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