The Canal Diggers A Tale of the Manchester Ship Canal by Jon Blake


The Canal Diggers A Tale of the Manchester Ship Canal by Jon Blake

Aimed at 7-11 year olds, each book in the Sparks series looks at a major event in British history through the eyes of fictional and real-life characters. This story looks at the building of the Manchester Ship Canal during the Victorian era.

About the Author

Jon Blake

Jon Blake's writing career began at the tender age of nine with his modestly titled newspaper, 'World Times'. His first book was published several years later, after a short career "being trodden into the ground by the Youth" as a teacher. He has since written many books for children including You're a Hero, Daley B!, and a trilogy of early readers about Little Stupendo, a stunt-girl extraordinaire!

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64 pages


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Publication date

25th May 2000



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