Gladiator by Helen Greathead


Gladiator by Helen Greathead

Tough Jobs! is a new narrative non-fiction series covering popular historical topics through a variety of colourful jobs in a down-to-earth, readable style, with plenty of toilet humour! Each chapter features a double page fact spread and there is a glossary at the end. In Gladiator you are taking lessons in gladiatorial combat at the Colosseum itself! Experience what it's like to try out gladiatorial gear and weapons and to learn some tricks of the trade. But it's not all fun and games. What will happen when you get the chance to witness a real, live fight? You'll find it's a tough job being a gladiator.


'Written in an accessible style with humorous illustrations, they are great for engaging reluctant readers as well as educating them about a historical period.'

About the Author

Helen Greathead is a highly experienced creator, editor, project manager and writer of successful non-fiction titles and series. She spent 14 years at Scholastic Children's Books where she commissioned series, including Horrible Histories. She began a freelance career in 2003, and titles she has written include the Now You Know series (Scholastic) and the Design and Make series (Watts).

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64 pages


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Publication date

1st September 2008



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