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World War 1 Tales

The Bomber Balloon (World War I Tales)

By Terry Deary

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Format: Paperback, 64 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 January 2014
Stories of the First World War from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. November 1916 - the war on the Home Front. Millie is being told off for breaching the blackout when a Zeppelin airship crashes over Essex. Millie, the local constable and an elderly helper must round up the armed German crew before they escape. Meanwhile the 'invaders' are worrying about accidentally setting fire to the houses they were bombing! A strange but true tale of the Home Front for 7+ from the master historical storyteller.

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Stories of the First World War from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. November 1916 - the war on the Home Front. A German Zeppelin crashes during a raid on Essex. Can a constable and a schoolgirl round up the armed air crew?

About the Author

Terry Deary is author of more than 230 books (plus over 750 foreign editions in 40 languages). He has written fiction and non-fiction books for children aged 5 to young adult. His non-fiction has been consistently in the best-selling lists since 1994 and his historical fiction for older children, "Tudor Chronicles" (Orion) has been praised as " a marvellous blend of fact and fiction" (School Librarian). The Scotsman said, "The writing is full of wit and punch, spice and pathos. The pace is terrific." And The Times Educational supplement simply said, "At this rate Deary will go down in history himself." His Horrible Histories celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2013 having sold 25 million copies worldwide and been adapted as an award-winning CBBC television series, theatre tours and museum exhibitions. Terry Deary was voted "Outstanding children's non-fiction author of the 20th century" (Books for Keeps Magazine 1999).

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These tales really bring alive the way ordinary people felt and reacted to the horrors of war and are an excellent way to help children understand what happened - as well as being a great read. * Parents in Touch * Great read for age eight and upwards. * Irish Examiner * It's just the thing to interest both girls and boys of nine up in what was happening on the Home Front. Recommended. * The Historical Novel Society *

EAN: 9781408191651
ISBN: 1408191652
Publisher: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
Dimensions: 19.3 x 12.7 x 0.76 centimetres (0.06 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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