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Books in the series: I Was There

Viking Invasion

Viking Invasion

Author: Stuart Hill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2020

I Was There... is a perfect introduction for younger readers into stories from the past, allowing children to imagine that they were really there. I Was There... Viking Invasion is an exciting account of a young boy helping to defend his village against fearsome Viking invaders. Brilliantly reimagined, readers aged 7+ will love this vivid first-hand account of a child's experience of the Vikings.

Royal Nursemaid

Royal Nursemaid

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2014

I Was There... is a perfect introduction for younger readers into stories from the past, allowing children to imagine that they were really there. I Was There... Royal Nursemaid tells the fascinating story of a young girl working in the royal household at the time of the birth of Queen Victoria's eldest son. Brilliantly reimagined by My Story author, Jill Atkins, readers aged 7+ will love this vivid first-hand account of a child's experience as a servant in Victorian times.

Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare's Globe

Author: Valerie Wilding Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2014

I Was There... is a perfect introduction for younger readers into stories from the past, allowing children to imagine that they were really there. I Was There... Shakespeare's Globe tells the thrilling story of a young boy actor in Shakespeare's own theatre company. Brilliantly reimagined by My Story author, Valerie Wilding, readers aged 7+ will love this vivid first-hand account of a child's experience of Tudor times. 2014 is the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth.

Alone in the Trenches

Alone in the Trenches

Author: Vince Cross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2014

I Was There... is a perfect introduction for younger readers into stories from the past, allowing children to imagine that they were really there. I Was There... Alone in the Trenches tells the incredible true story of a young girl lost in the trenches and how the soldiers she met there helped her find her family. Brilliantly reimagined by My Story author, Vince Cross, readers aged 7+ will love this vivid first-hand account of a child's experience of WWI. Released to coincide with major WWI centenary commemorations throughout the UK.

Richard III

Richard III

Author: Stuart Hill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2014

I WAS THERE... is a perfect introduction for younger readers into stories from the past, allowing children to imagine that they were really there. I WAS THERE... RICHARD III tells the thrilling story of England's last Plantagenet king in his youth. Brilliantly reimagined, readers aged 7+ will love this vivid first-hand account of a child's experience of knights, castle life and an exciting battle. The perfect read for children intrigued by the recent media coverage of Richard III's exhumation and reburial in 2014.

Escape from the Blitz

Escape from the Blitz

Author: Tony Bradman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

I Was There... is a perfect introduction for younger readers into stories from the past, allowing children to imagine that they were really there. I Was There... Escape From The Blitz is the vividly imagined tale of young Betty as she is evacuated from her home in London to the home of the formidable Lady Florence Musgrave. Betty must get used to life in the country, but she's got a secret - a furry feline stowaway named Shadow who has found his way into her suitcase! Beautifully told, readers aged 7+ will love this charming and exciting first-hand account of the experiences of an evacuee.

Alone in the Trenches

Alone in the Trenches

Author: Vince Cross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2020

I Was There... is a perfect introduction for younger readers into stories from the past, allowing children to imagine that they were really there. I Was There... Alone in the Trenches tells the incredible true story of a young girl lost in the trenches and how the soldiers she met there helped her find her family. Brilliantly reimagined by My Story author, Vince Cross, readers aged 7+ will love this vivid first-hand account of a child's experience of WWI.

Boudica's Army

Boudica's Army

Author: Hilary McKay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2020

I Was There... is a perfect introduction for younger readers into stories from the past, allowing children to imagine that they were really there. I Was There... Boudica's Army is a fast-paced and fascinating account of a young girl in the Iceni tribe in AD 60. As Queen Boudica leads her people to march on Roman-occupied Colchester, young Kassy's beloved pony, Honey, is stolen away and taken towar. Will Kassy be able to find her and bring her home safely? Brilliantly reimagined, readers aged 7+ will love this vivid first-hand account of a child's experience of life in ancient Britain.

1066: The Norman Conquest

1066: The Norman Conquest

Author: Jim Eldridge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

I Was There... is a perfect introduction for younger readers into stories from the past, allowing children to imagine that they were really there. I Was There... 1066 tells the thrilling story of a young page boy at the heart of the Battle of Hastings. Edwin risks everything to infiltrate the Norman army and find out William of Normany's plans for King Harold. Brilliantly reimagined, readers aged 7+ will love this vivid and exciting first-hand account of the last successful military invasion of England.

Tutankhamun's Tomb

Tutankhamun's Tomb

Author: Sue Reid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2020

I Was There... is a perfect introduction for younger readers into stories from the past, allowing children to imagine that they were really there. I Was There... Tutankhamun's Tomb tells the thrilling story of a young Egyptian boy assisting Howard Carter's team of archaeologists in 1922 as they make a life-changing discovery in the Valley of the Kings. Brilliantly reimagined, readers aged 7+ will love this vivid first-hand account of a child's experience of one of history's most exciting archaeological finds. The perfect read for children intrigued by all things Ancient Egypt.

Titanic

Titanic

Author: Margi McAllister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

I Was There... is a perfect introduction for younger readers into stories from the past, allowing children to imagine that they were really there. I Was There... Titanic is the story of a young girl travelling 3rd class on board the RMS Titanic with her mother as they plan to start a new life in America. When disaster strikes, will Jessie make it to the lifeboats in time? Brilliantly reimagined, readers aged 7+ will love this moving first-hand account of a child's experience of one of history's most famous voyages.

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