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Horrible Histories: Woeful Second 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

If you ever hear old folk moaning on about the world today, just remind them how woeful things were in World War II. When Hitler’s horrid army were goose-stepping round the globe, nearly everything in Europe was totally AWFUL! Read on to discover…

  • The dreadful truth about Dad’s Army
  • What happened when an elephant got loose in the blackout
  • Who made a meal out of maggots
  • Which smelly soldiers were sniffed out by their enemies
  • Why wearing white knickers could kill you

What with doodlebug bombs dropping out of the sky and sweet rationing driving kids (and teachers) mad, life in the Second World War was truly wicked. So from snow-bound cities under siege to fly-infested jungle trenches, and from rotten rationing recipes to awful invasions, discover all the dire details about the worst war EVER!

Product Details

Series

Horrible Histories

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780439943994

Publisher

Scholastic

Date published

May 7th, 2007

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  • 144 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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  1. Hayley 113303

    Spidergirl
    on 8 March 2014

    Good fun reading about the world war

    5out of 5
  2. Giraffe zebra 113509

    heart29
    on 6 March 2014

    A really funny way to learn about the war, nevertheless, it was greatly written!

    4out of 5
  3. Dog 113532

    swatlande
    on 1 December 2013

    really good love horrible histories I read them time and time again and I never get board of them

    5out 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
  6. Pearl 113298

    ellie-melay27
    on 6 March 2013

    a good and funny way to know about the 2nd world wwar, i have all of the books and i really enjoy all the different series! 5/5

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    Sherlock25
    on 6 March 2013

    I love learning about the second world war so this book was great for me!

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    bugzy72
    on 6 March 2013

    its a good book

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    jazzyrainbow1
    on 15 July 2011

    BEST BOOK EVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 STARS

    BY JAZZYRAINBOW1

    5out of 5