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Horrible Histories: Horribly Hilarious Joke Book [Kindle Edition]

Terry Deary , Philip Reeve
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Horribly Hilarious Joke Book is full of hundreds of horribly hilarious historical jokes and illustrations in one laugh-out-loud book. A must-have book for any Horrible Histories fan, you'll literally laugh your head off at this comical collection of nasty bits.

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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 23296 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Non-Fiction; 1 edition (5 Sept. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #170,986 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Terry was born in Sunderland, England, in 1946 and now lives in County Durham, in the North-east of England.

Terry's father (Billy) was a butcher in Hendon, Sunderland, and his mother (Freda) was the manageress of a clothing shop. He worked many years in his father's butcher shop as a boy. It was better than school where he was beaten, bullied and abused by his loathsome teachers.

Terry began his career as a professional actor in 1972 when he joined Theatre Powys in Mid-Wales. He has also worked as a theatre-director, museum manager, drama teacher, television presenter. He first acted on television in 1973 and in 2010 he made his debut in movies with a small part in a British film "Risen"

As an actor with Theatre Powys Terry began writing scripts for some of the shows. One of the most successful was a children's show called "The Custard Kid". The "Custard Kid" tour ended but Terry didn't want to lose the exciting tale so he turned it into a children's novel. That first novel was published by A & C Black who are still publishing his books 35 years later.

In 35 years as an author his writing has included fiction and popular non-fiction. He also writes TV, theatre, radio, audio and new media scripts.

In 2009 CBBC Television launched a major television series of his Horrible Histories which has gone on to win several Children's BAFTA awards. In February 2011 the TV series won a British Comedy Award for best sketch show - the first children's show ever to win a Comedy Award. The same month Terry Deary became the 10th most-borrowed author in British libraries.

In 2010 there was a computer game adaptation for Nintendo Wii, DS and PC. A series of theatre plays, 'Horrible Histories', have been created in collaboration with Birmingham Stage Company touring throughout 2006 - 2012.

His next projects are with film companies to animate a 28-part worldwide television series "Terry Deary's True Time Tales" as well as adapting his "The Fire Thief" trilogy of fiction for movies. In 2011 Terry will scriupt a movie about football called 90 Minutes.

His charity work includes being patron of Single Homeless Action Initiative in Derwentside (SHAID), Grace House Children's Hospice appeal and Integrating Children is a small charity based in North Durham providing children with disabilities the chance to take part in leisure activities and enjoy the same opportunities as the non-disabled .

Terry was awarded a degree as Doctor of Education at Sunderland University in 2000 and is an ambassador for his home city of Sunderland. In 2011 he won the Sheffield Childrten's Book award for his novel "Put out the light" - a book that was also nominated for the prestigious Carnegie Medal in 2012.

Terry has been married to Jenny since 1975 and their daughter Sara is a talented event rider who competes at international level. See her Shivers Event Team website. In June 2011 Sara had twins, Harry and Jessica, Terry and Jenny's first grand-children.

In his spare time Terry is a road runner with Derwentside Athletic Club and takes part in races from 3 miles up to the Great North Run 13.1 miles.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 20 Jun. 2010
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Bought for my 9 year old daughter who is a true Horrible Histories fan -(these books are all she will read!!)). She loves it and is often found walking round the house with this book in hand tracking down individuals to tell jokes to. Good funny jokes and very good for 6 - 12 year olds. Definitely recommended.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Keeps the kids quiet! 20 Oct. 2010
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I bought this for my 8 year old daughter as she loves Horrible Histories & jokes. She read it in a couple of hours & kept reading out jokes to us. She didn't understand some of the meanings, ie Alexander the Great became Grate in the joke but once it was explained she found it hilarious! This obviously helps them with their English, with words sounding the same but having different meanings. After reading this book she wanted the whole set of Horrible Histories which I have now bought her for her birthday.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Joke book 19 April 2011
I bought this for my nephew for easter. He's 10 years old and loves the horrible histories series of books and tv programmes. Im sure he'll love it. I did show it to my 7 year old son who is also a fan but he didnt 'get' the jokes as other reviewers have also found. The cartoon pictures are great and for an older child the jokes are good but definitely for the over 9's.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Arrgh. Jokes! Ok, just one ore and that's it! 19 Jan. 2013
By M Poole
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Every parent has said this, really. Just one more and that's it, but it's hard to resist these. Our son has single-handedly paid Mr Deary's mortgage for a month, I would imagine, but we don't begrudge a single pound, as his work is entertaining and best of all it's funny in a gruesome, gory and *gasp* educational way. He's done as much for encouraging our son to read as anything we've tried, and as long as the HH series keeps being printed, we'll keep buying them.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very thin and a re-hash of known jokes 16 Mar. 2012
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You don't get a lot for your money. Very slim volume. Many of the jokes aren't history jokes- but known jokes, but about e.g. a pirate.
Not very good value.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book Great value! 23 Dec. 2011
By Rover

I brought this book for my 15 year best friend who is obsessed about the hit series horrible histories! He recites the songs all day long in class to me! However I brought this book in the hope that he'll shut up and just reads it, although I could be regretting it because he might find a new hobby. of telling these jokes

Like all jokes books the jokes aren't really that funny although there a good laugh with friends, because there so unfunny, well knowing him I think he'll enjoy them!

Good book recommended
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Horrible Histories - not so horrible 1 Oct. 2011
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If your child likes the Horrible Histories tv series then they will love this book. Very funny. Fast delivery. Good value for money. Great Christmas stocking filler.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A kid's Review! 19 Oct. 2010
A Kid's Review
I bougtht this book as I fell in Love with the Horrible Histories book and television series. This book is worth every penny but some of the jokes are hard to understand and are aimed at younger readers (5-8 Year olds). Still, this great book is in my top ten list and is a fun and "horribly halarious" read!!!
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