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Horrible Histories Handbooks: The Horrible History of the World Award-winning author/illustrator

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

Suitable for 8 - 12 years

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Every horrid bit of history you ever wanted to know – in a handy pocket-size. Now all the nasty bits are at your fingertips! From brain-nibbling Neanderthals to the terrifying 20th Century, discover heaps of horrid facts to make you laugh your socks off. Want to know: why Alexander the Great banned beards? What smelly sport the Samurai warriors played? Who tried to bump off her enemies with a cake made with poisoned bath-water? It’s got all the wickedness of the world – with the gore and more!

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Series

Horrible Histories Handbooks

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781407103501

Publisher

Scholastic

Date published

October 1st, 2007

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  • 96 pages
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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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What kids think

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    Sushi123
    on 29 July 2016

    Horrible Histories Handbooks: The Horrible History of the World, in “blood-curdling color!” A must for all who love to learn about the gory side of history!

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    bugzy72
    on 6 March 2013

    its a good book

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    cleopatchra
    on 20 August 2012

    if you go to gasington school me and my freind molly are doing a horrible history club and we love horrible histoies and hope you historians will like it and the book i loved it p.s the school is in england and i have not read the book yet but i think it is amazing can not wait to buy and read it!!!!!!

    5out of 5
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    angelslater
    on 2 March 2012

    this book is great not only is it funny but it helps with school projects.

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    guzz6
    on 12 March 2011

    This book is great!!!

    4out of 5
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    Lolo95
    on 3 March 2011

    Great if you like or dont like history this book makes it fun and I like all the horrible things. For Boys and girls.

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    xxisabellatrixx
    on 27 February 2011

    horrible histories are the best way to learn and laugh simultaneously, with beautiful illustrations and endless jokes and wisecracks the books are enjoyable for all ages. i loved this handbook because it taught me lots of things my teachers dont really bother telling me, and im in the middle of doing my gcses! purely brilliant

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    gothicalMagic
    on 27 August 2010

    it was really good i enjoyed every bit of it here’s a bit of it – p.22 Lousy ledends since earlest times people have enjoyed listening to legends. but some legends have been used by people as an excuse for cruel and crafty crimes,like the legend of the indain goddes kali.

    4out of 5