The King and the Great Fire by Lynne Benton
  

The King and the Great Fire

Written by Lynne Benton
Illustrated by Peter Cottrill
Part of the Hopscotch Histories Series

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Synopsis

The King and the Great Fire by Lynne Benton

When a terrible fire engulfs London, King Charles must act quickly. As he rushes to the aid of his people, he meets a young boy who can help. Together they attempt to battle the flames and stop all of London burning to the ground. Hopscotch Histories are brand new stories in historical settings, told in under 400 words, perfect for children who are building up their reading confidence

About the Author

Lynne Benton was born in Bournemouth, but moved to Bath at 18 to train as a teacher, and has lived there ever since. She has taught in several primary schools in the area, as well as working as pianist and receptionist in a Dancing school and bringing up four children. In 1982 she and her husband, Robin, a fellow-teacher and composer, co-wrote a musical play for primary schools based on the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece 'still, happily, in print' but it was only when their children began leaving home for university that she began writing seriously. In 1996 she was a prizewinner in the Independent's Children's Story of the Year competition, and since then has had several fiction books published. As well as writing longer novels for older children she enjoys writing humorous bite-size stories for younger ones. She welcomes invitations to go into schools and talk to children about her books, since it keeps her in touch with her readers, who she finds a continual source of inspiration.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Lynne Benton
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Publisher

Franklin Watts Ltd an imprint of Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

11th March 2010

ISBN

9780749685812


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