Movers, Shakers and Record Breakers: 20 stories from British History (Britannia)

Movers, Shakers and Record Breakers: 20 stories from British History (Britannia)

by Geraldine Mc Caughrean (Author), RichardBrassey (Illustrator)

Synopsis

Stories about Stevenson's Rocket, Grace Darling, Dr Barnardo, the Titanic, women's suffrage, the Jarrow Marchers, Dunkirk, and much more, all taken from Geraldine McCaughrean's magnificent BRITANNIA, and with halftone versions of some of Richard Brassey's action-packed illustrations.

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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 112
Edition: illustrated edition
Publisher: Orion Childrens
Published: 21 Nov 2002

ISBN 10: 1858818958
ISBN 13: 9781858818955
Children’s book age: 9-11 Years
Book Overview: BRITANNIA was a very high profile book which got terrific reviews A unique collection of stories Author and artist both have great sales records Geraldine McCaughrean has won the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Whitbread Award and the Blue Peter Award. Reviews: 'spellbindingly told' THE TIMES; 'a tour de force' BOOKS FOR KEEPS

Media Reviews
Take a walk through 100 years of British history with 20 compelling stories. Its not your usual mix of events and the author has skilfully selected pivotal moments that will appeal to a young audience. The sinking of the Titanic, Dr Barnado founding his first home and Scott's journey to the Antarctic are just some of the episodes that this talented storyteller brings to life. Junior Magazine
Author Bio
Richard Brassey is the author and illustrator of a host of colourful and original non-fiction books for children, among them the bestselling Nessie the Loch Ness Monster and The Story of Scotland, which won the TES/Saltire Society Award. He lives in Essex. 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 husband and young daughter Ailsa. Richard Brassey is the author and illustrator of a host of colourful and original books for children. He won the TES/Saltire Society Award for The Story of Scotland.