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Book Title: The Blitzed Brits|
The author of the book: Terry Deary
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 31.79 MB
Date of issue: April 1st 1998
ISBN 13: 9780590558259
Read full description of the books The Blitzed Brits:The 'Horrible Histories' series of books are, without doubt, one of the most imaginative ways to introduce KS2 to history. The combination of easy to read text and cartoon style graphics is ideal for the younger reader, enabling the easy absorption of important historic information in a fun and entertaining way.
Horrible Histories - The Blitzed Brits is an excellent summation of day to day life in London and elsewhere doing the aerial bombardment of the early years of the war, and the experiences of London during the days and nights of the V1 doodlebugs. The book's style is light hearted but thoroughly engaging and gives the reader an understanding of life from the perspective of ordinary civilians, rather than the fighting soldier on the front line. Illustrator Kate Sheppard’s art perfectly matches Terry Deary’s text making the book both enlightening and easy to follow.
The book contains a wide variety of facts and figures to aid a child’s understanding of daily life, but also a range of stories of real life experiences, including the lives of the young evacuees, the effect of rationing, the blackouts and a rather interesting section on rhymes and poetry of the time. The book includes short quizzes, memory prompts and small ‘knowledge tests’ throughout the book. All in all an excellent read.
Read information about the authorA former actor, theatre-director and drama teacher, Deary says he began writing when he was 29. Most famously, he is one of the authors of the Horrible Histories series of books popular among children for their disgusting details, gory information and humorous pictures and among adults for getting children interested in history. Books in the series have been widely translated into other languages and imitated.
A cartoon series has been made of the series of books and was shown on CiTV for a period in 2002.
The first series of a live-action comedy sketch show of the same name was shown on CBBC in 2009 and a second series is due.
Terry is also known widely throughout children and adult reading groups alike for his True Stories series (see below for series list).
He received an Honorary Doctorate of Education from the University of Sunderland in 2000. His numerous accolades also include the Blue Peter "Best Nonfiction Author of the Century" Award in the U.K.
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