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Horrible Histories: Frightful First World War (Classic Edition) Award-winning author/illustrator

by Terry Deary (author) and Martin Brown (illustrator)

Suitable for 8 - 12 years

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Product Description

The First World War was a war fought on a global scale: a war so terrible and deadly that they called it ‘the war to end all wars’. From foot soldiers drowning in mud to fighter pilots being blown out of the sky, it was absolutely hideous from start to finish. So if you like your history horrible, this is the book for you! Find out:

  • What the “Fat King” did with food scraps and dead horses
  • How sniffing your own pee could save your life in a gas attack
  • Why a pair of old socks gave away top German secrets

Get all the frightful facts about the First World War – with all the gore and more!

Product Details

Series

Horrible Histories

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781407103020

Date published

August 6th, 2007

Other details
  • 144 pages
Condition

New

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  • Scholastic Reading Pro Pack: Lexile Level 820-900 (Upper Primary) x 18

    Scholastic Reading Pro Pack: Lexile Level 820-900 (Upper Primary) x 18

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Author/Illustrator

Terry Deary

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TERRY DEARY

Terry Deary was born in Sunderland in 1946 and currently lives in County Durham. Terry is a former actor, theatre-director and Drama teacher. He spends his time writing and directing for his television production company, managing his website, terry-deary.com, and touring his Horrible Histories exhibition. Terry is the author of 116 books in the UK and over 250 more worldwide, mainly for children and teenagers, including the popular non-fiction series Horrible Histories. Horrible Histories were launched in 1993 and are now sold in 28 languages from Russia to Brazil, Scandinavia to China.

In 2003, Horrible Histories celebrates its 10th Anniversary!

In 1996 Terry was the best selling British children’s author with 5 of his books in the top ten best-sellers of the year (Waterstones Book Shop tables). In August 1997 he was still leading the way with thirteen titles in the top forty. (Bookseller listings). In 1999, The Daily Telegraph recorded that he outsold Enid Blyton by four to one and a Libraries survey made him the most-borrowed author of non-fiction in Britain – adult and children’s books. Terry currently holds 8 out of the 10 slots for ‘Most Borrowed Children’s Non-Fiction’ authors in the Public Lending Rights annual survey covering July 1998-June 1999. In November 1999 Books for Keeps magazine readers voted him “The outstanding children’s non-fiction author of the 20th Century”.

Terry’s district council have awarded Terry an “oscar” as one of their top citizens and Sunderland University have awarded Terry an Honorary Doctorate in Education (HonDEd) which was awarded in July 2000.

In early 1998, the Top Ten series was launched with two titles written by Terry, Top Ten Shakespeare Stories and Top Ten Greek Legends.

Terry’s latest additions to the Horrible Histories series are the Horrible Histories Special: France and Cruel Crimes and Painful Punishment. And if Horrible Histories wasn’t keeping him busy enough Terry has also contributed a range of titles to the True Stories series including True Mystery Stories and True Horror Stories.

The Horrible Histories exhibition is up and running in museums around Britain until 2003. He has also just set up a television production company and is negotiating to make a series of audio tapes and writing radio scripts for BBC World Service.

“If you haven’t come across ‘Horrible Histories’ before you’ve missed a true publishing phenomenon – Terry Deary seems to have invented a whole new genre with his series of books looking at history in an entirely different way.” Books Magazine, July 96

“I do not like reading very much and my Mum is pleased that I have found some books I like so much that I read them without being asked!” Fan letter from 10-year-old boy

For more information why not visit www.terry-deary.com or join his fan club?

Martin Brown

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Martin Brown was born in Australia but currently lives in Dorset. In 1993, he illustrated the first of the HORRIBLE HISTORIES, and has now contributed to more than 60 titles in the series.

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  1. Dog 113532

    puppy0122017
    on 15 December 2014

    It is amazing lots of funny facts

    5out of 5
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    Spidergirl
    on 8 March 2014

    it fantastic and the facts are really helpful for school work in history

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    Robotron40
    on 6 March 2014

    Horrible Funny. Horribly Interesting. Horrible Horrible. This is one of my favourite HH books so far. It’s cool to find out about life in the trenches. I recommend 9-15yrs

    4out of 5
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    preciousone
    on 9 March 2013

    A good book!

    5out of 5
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    ninjastickman
    on 6 March 2013

    Terry Deary has made a brilliant, educational set of books! They teach you all about how the people of the past live! I would recommend an age range of 8-12 for this book

    5out of 5
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    ellie-melay27
    on 6 March 2013

    awesome and funny way to learn history, i have all of the books and i really enjoy all the different series! i recommend them highly if you like gory things and funny stuff

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    bugzy72
    on 6 March 2013

    its a good book

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    catlover96
    on 6 March 2013

    Horrible Histories are by FAR the funniest way to learn about history. Pretty awesome!

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    Sherlock25
    on 4 March 2013

    I great read for those who are interested in world war 1

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    natashakrywald
    on 4 March 2013

    like it

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    salimisra
    on 7 March 2012

    this tells you very wierd facts about the first world war and ti is useful for people in year 6 becausse thats their topic

    3out of 5
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    Flissy22
    on 2 March 2012

    i love the pictures in the books.

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    umar123
    on 26 March 2011

    I think this is really good book with the worlds best facts in the gives you a big knowledge of what ever you want to read about. History in a good way.

    5out of 5
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    Funkyboy9
    on 3 March 2011

    Very interesting and also quite funny in places. Good if your doing a project.

    5out of 5