World War 1 Tales: The Bomber Balloon by Terry Deary
  

Synopsis

World War 1 Tales: The Bomber Balloon by Terry Deary

It is November 1916, and every night sees the danger of Zeppelins in the skies above England. Police patrol the streets making sure that nobody makes a noise or shines a light that could betray them to the pilots of these huge, silent bomber balloons. The tale tells how young Millie sets out on an errand in her Essex village and finds herself caught up in an adventure. A Zeppelin crashes and its crew need to make their way to safety - and they come face to face with the people they've been bombing. The master historical storyteller gives readers aged 7+ a fascinating look at the First World War in the air, from both sides.

Reviews

These tales really bring alive the way ordinary people felt and reacted to the horrors of war and are an excellent way to help children understand what happened - as well as being a great read. Parents in Touch Terry Deary retells this poignant, and true, story in a way which will help children of seven plus...understand something important about the war: even enemies are human beings. ...an excellent introduction for primary schools. Historical Novel Society ...another fascinating story from Deary's popular First World War series. ...An inspiring read for age nine and upwards. Irish Examiner

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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Book Info

Format

Paperback
64 pages

Author

Terry Deary
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Author's Website

www.terry-deary.com/

Publisher

Publication date

20th October 2016

ISBN

9781472941992


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