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David Long - Author

About the Author

Writer and historian David Long is the author of the acclaimed Animals' VC: For Gallantry and Devotion and more than twenty other non-fiction books on a wide range of historical subjects. Jet the Rescue Dog the first of several titles for younger readers, was published by Faber in 2014. He lives in Suffolk and has two teenage sons.

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We Are the Ancient Egyptians Meet the People Behind the History

We Are the Ancient Egyptians Meet the People Behind the History

Author: David Long Illustrator: Allen Fatimaharan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2022

Illustrated by World Book Day 2022 Illustrator Allen Fatimaharan! Step back in time to Ancient Egypt and meet some of the many people who lived, worked, and played during that time. From a necropolis builder to a tomb robber, a brewer to an embalmer, and a slave girl to the Pharaoh himself - each one will share with you the story of their own daily life. Together, they are the Ancient Egyptians. Featuring 19 different characters from Ancient Egyptian times, as well as an introduction to the Ancient Egyptian world, a key to decoding hieroglyphics and a timeline of key events, this book provides a new angle on a classic subject, bringing the ancient world to life.

War School for Dogs Band 16/Sapphire

War School for Dogs Band 16/Sapphire

Author: David Long Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2022

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level During the First World War, the British War Dog School was set up. Find out how it trained dogs to carry messages along the trenches, helping the war effort and saving lives. Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. Text type - An information book. The book is organised into short chapters to help children practise the skills of locating and identifying important information. The glossary and index can be used to develop children's information retrieval skills further. Curriculum links - History

Romans Magnified With a 3x Magnifying Glass!

Romans Magnified With a 3x Magnifying Glass!

Author: David Long Illustrator: Daniel Spacek Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2022

Zoom in to discover what life was like for Ancient Romans in this innovative and interactive illustrated title that takes you right into their fascinating world! Learn how the Romans lived - from the seven hills to the Colosseum and beyond. Using the free magnifying glass, seek out incredible facts about ancient Rome in this search-and-find adventure, packed with over 200 things to spot. Children will love discovering a typical Roman market, meeting fearsome gladiators and seeing what a temple, school and villa were like, with authentic detail and cutaway scenes. The artwork bursts with hidden detail and bustles with action, and detailed factual text will tell you everything you need to know about the different areas of Roman life. Sections Include: The Emperor and Senate, The Roman Army and Navy, Marriage and the Roman Family, Romans at Home, Chariot Races and Gladiators, ... and many more! From David Long, the author behind Pirates Magnified, Egypt Magnified, Castles Magnified and Ancient World Magnified, this book will inform and entertain even the youngest historian for hours on end.

We Are the Romans Meet the People Behind the History

We Are the Romans Meet the People Behind the History

Author: David Long Illustrator: Allen Fatimaharan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2022

Illustrated by World Book Day 2022 Illustrator Allen Fatimaharan! Step back in time to Ancient Rome and meet some of the many people who lived, worked, and played during that time. From a young slave boy to a fierce gladiator, a musician to a wealthy lady, and a mosaic artist to the emperor himself - each one will share with you the story of their own daily life. Together, they are the Romans. Featuring 19 different characters from Roman times, as well as an introduction to the Roman world, a map of the empire and a timeline of key events, this book provides a new angle on a classic subject, bringing the ancient world to life.

We Are the Ancient Egyptians Meet the People Behind the History

We Are the Ancient Egyptians Meet the People Behind the History

Author: David Long Illustrator: Allen Fatimaharan Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/07/2021

Illustrated by World Book Day 2022 Illustrator Allen Fatimaharan! Step back in time to Ancient Egypt and meet some of the many people who lived, worked, and played during that time. From a necropolis builder to a tomb robber, a brewer to an embalmer, and a slave girl to the Pharaoh himself - each one will share with you the story of their own daily life. Together, they are the Ancient Egyptians. Featuring 19 different characters from Ancient Egyptian times, as well as an introduction to the Ancient Egyptian world, a key to decoding hieroglyphics and a timeline of key events, this book provides a new angle on a classic subject, bringing the ancient world to life.

Ancient World Magnified

Ancient World Magnified

Author: David Long Illustrator: Andy Rowland Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/05/2021

Travel through time, grab your magnifying glass and seek out incredible facts about ancient history in this search-and-find adventure, packed with over 200 things to spot! Spanning continents and covering thousands of years, this fun, lively book shows how the people of these vanished civilisations lived and how their societies evolved. Explore the lives of ancient Greek Gods, meet fearsome gladiators from ancient Rome and uncover the mystery of the Aztecs. Explore civilisations including: Babylonia Carthage Qin Dynasty Maya Mongol Empire Kingdom of Zimbabwe ... and many more, with a dedicated two-page spread for each one, brimming with hidden detail and bustling with action. Use the free magnifying glass to spot more than 200 ancient world-themed items in each eye-boggling illustration. From David Long, the author behind Pirates Magnified, Egypt Magnified and Castles Magnified, this book will inform and entertain even the youngest historian for hours on end.

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