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Britannia: Great Stories from British History

Written by Geraldine McCaughrean

Britannia: Great Stories from British History Synopsis

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.

Britannia: Great Stories from British History Press 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 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444013900
Publication date: 1st January 2007
Author: Geraldine McCaughrean
Publisher: Orion Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 264 pages

About Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean's novels and retellings for children have won her the CARNEGIE MEDAL, the GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S FICTION AWARD, the WHITBREAD AWARD and the BEEFEATER AWARD. A prolific author who writes for all ages, she lives in Berkshire with her family.

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