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If you can stomach the horrible side of history, then Horrible Histories is for you!
Author Terry Deary is one of the United Kingdom's most well-known authors of
children's books, and his popular Horrible Histories series is now over 10
years old. The books are loaded with hilarious cartoons and illustrations,
some drawn by Martin Brown and others by Philip Reeve.
Remember, don't go near these books if you're squeamish, because this is
history with the really nasty bits left in!
The books are published in the U.K. by the publisher of the Murderous Maths series, so the reader will encounter a few English spellings, English sayings,
etc. As an American, I find this adds to my enjoyment of the series.
I have only included a few of the many Horrible Histories books here. If
they prove popular enough, I will add more! Please give me your feedback.
(Note: you can also order titles that are not listed here from us, and we
should have them in a couple of weeks. Just drop us an email with your
list). General recommendation: for ages 9-12.
Dark Knights and Dingy Castles by Terry Deary
(Two-books-in-one) takes you charging back to the days of chivalry, when
knights clanked about in shining armour waving weird weapons, peasants cleaned
up the mess afterwards, and everyone lived in dark, dingy, horrible homes.
Want to know: why one nutty knight chopped off his own finger?, the revolting
truth about a gong-farmer's job?, what went on in gruesome castle garderobes?
Read on and find out about dreadful dungeons, cruel crusaders, and ghastly
ghosts that haunt creepy British castles.
Paper, 176 pages.
Georgians & Vile Victorians (Two-books-in-one) by
Terry Deary, illustrated by Martin Brown - In Gorgeous Georgians
readers will meet lords and ladies with personal hygiene problems, as well as
the starving and pitiful poor. The Vile Victorians dishes up all the
terrible truth about revolting events affecting everyone not so very long ago -
from the vile Victorian queen herself, to some vicious Victorian villains.
With curious quizzes, rotten recipes, gruesome games and terrible tests,
history has never been so horrible. Now in a gorgeous new edition!
Paper, 288 pages. 7.6"x5.1"x.9".
#9671 $11.00 $7.99
Damaged copy (wrinkled cover). One copy available.
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