Were They Real? Band 08/Purple by Scoular Anderson


Were They Real? Band 08/Purple by Scoular Anderson

An information book about the celebrated historical and fictional characters Cleopatra, Boudica, King Arthur, Robin Hood, the Pied Piper, Pocahontas, Blackbeard, Dracula and Tarzan. The book investigates which of them really existed, and which are based on legend. * Purple/ Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. * Text type - An information book. * An index and a glossary are included on pages 22 and 23 to aid comprehension. * Curriculum links - History: Why do we remember great people? How do we know about great events?

About the Author

Scoular Anderson spent most of his childhood writing and illustrating stories. After his studies in graphic design at Glasgow School of Art, he worked as an illustrator before he started his writing career. Scoular's impressive portfolio contains the bestselling titles My First Joke Book and the popular How to be a - history series. He lives in Dunoon, Scotland.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info


24 pages
Interest Age: From 6 To 7


Scoular Anderson
More books by Scoular Anderson



Publication date

4th June 2012



It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman

LoveReading4Kids is a modern and creative way of emphasising the value and importance of books in this digital age #booksforlife

Amrit Bunet – Teen

This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.

Harriet Cunningham

Love “Lovereading4kids” as my son gets to hear about & read new books before his mates which keeps him interested in reading=a very happy Mum

Liz Evans

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

Lovereading 4 schools