Britannia: Great Stories from British History by Geraldine McCaughrean
  

Britannia: Great Stories from British History

Written by Geraldine McCaughrean
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Synopsis

Britannia: Great Stories from British History by Geraldine McCaughrean

King Canute, Lady Godiva, Guy Fawkes, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Grace Darling and other famous names live again in these 101 tragic, comic, stirring tales of adventure, folly and wickedness. Spanning nearly three thousand years, and including stories as up-to-date as Live Aid, the Braer Oil Tanker disaster and the Hadron Collider, each story includes a note on what really happened.

Reviews

These stories would read aloud brilliantly. They are the work of an expert storyteller ... Looks good, feels good and is good. * CAROUSEL * History, folklore, myth and propaganda blend in this compendium of stories, which are a manageable length with lively illustrations' * TELEGRAPH MAGAZINE * This beautifully illustrated book is a must for any bookshelf. It's packed with fascinating tales from British history, brought to life by award-winning Geraldine McCaughrean. Ghost stories, love stories, stories of war and rebellion, there is a tale for everyone here. A treasure chest to dip into again and again. * TBK MAGAZINE * This is an inspiring collection ... a very impressive book * THE GOOD BOOK GUIDE * [Geraldine McCaughrean's] one of the best storytellers around - if not the best. 5/5 stars * THE BOOKBAG * A Beautifully written and impressively comprehensive collection...featuring giants and ghosts alongside monarchs, scientists and explorers ...a fantastic starting point for young historians. -- TEACH PRIMARY * TEACH PRIMARY *

About the Author

Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean is one of today's most successful and highly regarded children's authors. She has won the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Book Award (three times), the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Smarties Bronze Award (four times) and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. Geraldine lives in Berkshire with her husband, daughter and golden retriever, Daisy. Read more about the author here.

Anne Fine on Geraldine McCaughrean:

'I reckon Geraldine McCaughrean knocks the socks off every other children's writer today. Everything she does is different and everything works – look at her list of prizes. She must write in tremendous bursts. Some years, she's so prolific the rest of us start joking that the fairies come in at night to do her work for her. Then she'll go quiet, so unlike all those writers who are persuaded by their publishers to come up with something every year, no matter how tired or drab. If Geraldine has nothing fresh to write, she doesn't write it.' (The Guardian)

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
264 pages

Author

Geraldine McCaughrean
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Author's Website

www.geraldinemccaughrean.co...

Publisher

Orion Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

27th February 2014

ISBN

9781444013900


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