Who Do You Think You Are? Be a Family Tree Detective by Dan Waddell


Who Do You Think You Are? Be a Family Tree Detective by Dan Waddell

Who are you and where did you come from? These are just two of the questions that this deluxe novelty book will help you to answer. Find out all about your family history - how to start your research, questions to ask, how to decipher old photographs and how to read a census. Laid out in ten easy-to- follow spreads this book will give you an insight into your ancestors' lives. Including a pull-out family tree chart and a gift notebook for recording your findings, this book is packed with facts, tips and internet links and has everything you could possibly need to become your own family detective.


Big as well as small genealogists will covet this gorgeously-presented children's introduction to family history. Family History Monthly The text is fun and informative and includes lots of facts, tips and internet links as well as useful guidance on understanding family history within its historical context. Booktrust Fun, interactive book aimed at introducing older primary school age children to genealogy. Family Tree Magazine ...a brilliant Christmas present for any inquisitive child. This book, inspired by the hit BBC genealogy TV show, gives tips on how to conduct interviews with older people, search the internet, research old photos and census documents, and much more. There's also a great fold-out family tree for the book's owner to fill in, going all the way back to great-great-grandparents. My enthralled eight-year-old was soon on the phone to her great-aunt as she sought out information. The London Evening Standard A brilliant Christmas present for any inquisitive child...My enthralled eight-year old was soon on the phone to her great-aunt as she sought out information. Evening Standard Crammed full with information ... the text is chatty without being patronising, and gives good advice on the topic. All in all, it's easy to use, and I recommend this to interested children. -- Minerva Minerva Reads

About the Author

Dan Waddell started his writing career selling stories to the tabloids before becoming a sports writer for BBC books. He is a keen genealogist and is the author of Who Do You Think You Are? Be a Family Tree Detective (ISBN 9781406327885), and two further TV tie-in books for the hit BBC TV series of the same name. He has recently published two genealogy-related crime novels, The Blood Atonement and The Blood Detective. This is his second book for children. Dan lives in London, W4. Jim Smith's witty style is inspired by cartoonists from around the world and drink cans from the 1980s. As a child he wanted to be an illustrator and has always pictured himself at a big desk with pots of pens, designing something and he went on to study graphic design, illustration and advertising at Buckinghamshire College. If he wasn't an illustrator, he would like to work in a big wooden greenhouse. Jim lives and works in London surrounded by lots of books and objects and plants.

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24 pages
Interest Age: From 8


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Publication date

4th October 2010



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