Put Out the Light by Terry Deary

Put Out the Light

Written by Terry Deary
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Put Out the Light by Terry Deary

It's 1940 and war is underway. In Sheffield, England, a brother and sister set out to solve a mystery, brazenly believing that the air-raid signals are only false alarms. In Dachau, Germany, two boys come up with a bold plan to bring an end to the war and help a Polish prisoner escape. But when the bombs falling on Sheffield become a reality, and the German boys' plan hurls them unwittingly into the midst of the action, the children's adventures swiftly become a terrifying fight to survive.


'This is a thrilling tale following the adventures of two groups of children during World War 11. This is a really substantial book which is a great example of history combining with literacy'

'The creator of Horrible Histories will take you on a journey that you'll never forget in 'Put Out The Light'! Join our heroes, in England and in Germany, as they have to battle through a real-life war, survive against all odds, and solve crimes along the way. This book has it all'. Blue Peter Book Club 'The balance of great dialogue and humour, blend seamlessly together in an exciting, nail biting read.'

About the Author

Terry Deary

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors Terry Deary is the author of 249 fiction and non-fiction books published in 36 years and is one of the most successful children’s authors of all time. His Horrible Histories series has sold over 6 million copies in the UK and has been translated into over 40 languages, as well as being adapted into a BAFTA award-winning television series for CBBC. Terry was also voted The Outstanding Non-Fiction Author of the 20th Century (Books for Keeps). He has now turned his attentions to adult fiction and non-fiction and more television and stage work.

He is married to Jenny and they have a daughter Sara who recently had twins, Terry's first grandchildren. He lives in Durham.

Q+A with Terry Deary

Favourite Hero: Guy Fawkes

Favourite Monster: The Chimera

Your weapon of choice: Machine Gun

Special Secret Power: Invisibility

Favourite Fight scene: Gladiators

Goodie or baddie: Baddie

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256 pages


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A & C Black Publishers Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

9th September 2010



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