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War Games

Written by Terry Deary

Illustrated by Stefano Tambellini

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Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8   

Best-known for his Horrible Histories, Terry Deary has an exceptional ability to bring the past to life. Here, in two short stories with a sporting theme set in the Second World War, he tells how our enemies may not always bee who we think they are! Townie George is evacuated to the country and finds out about class prejudice in wartime England while Hans, growing up in Germany, sees enemies becoming friends in a surprising way on the football field.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 8+

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War Games Synopsis

Esther and George have never met but both their lives have been touched by war. Will they be forced to give up their beloved sports, or will sport be the very thing that gets them through? Touching stories of cricket and football set during World War II.

An evacuee from London and a Jewish girl from the ghetto both deal with the repercussions of war with the help of their favourite sports, from top Horrible Histories author Terry Deary.

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ISBN: 9781781122051
Publication date: 15/05/2013
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781122051
Publication date: 15th May 2013
Author: Terry Deary
Illustrator: Stefano Tambellini
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 64 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Sporting Stories

About 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 ...

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