War Games by Terry Deary

War Games

Written by Terry Deary
Illustrated by Stefano Tambellini

9+ readers   Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly   11+ readers   
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Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8

Best-known for his Horrible Histories, Terry Deary has an exceptional ability to bring the past to life. Here, in two short stories with a sporting theme set in the Second World War, he tells how our enemies may not always bee who we think they are! Townie George is evacuated to the country and finds out about class prejudice in wartime England while Hans, growing up in Germany, sees enemies becoming friends in a surprising way on the football field.

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


War Games by Terry Deary

Esther and George have never met but both their lives have been touched by war. Will they be forced to give up their beloved sports, or will sport be the very thing that gets them through? Touching stories of cricket and football set during World War II.

An evacuee from London and a Jewish girl from the ghetto both deal with the repercussions of war with the help of their favourite sports, from top Horrible Histories author Terry Deary.

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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64 pages


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Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

15th May 2013




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