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Horrible Histories: The Incredible Incas [Kindle Edition]

Terry Deary
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The incredible Incas may have built South America's greatest civilisation, but they could be very icky indeed! The poor prisoners they pulled up their huge pyramids were likely to experience a very painful death. But things weren't much better for your average Inca. Find out... * How a bucket of stewed pee could make you beautiful * Why servants ate the emperor's hair * What happened in their legendary golden temples * What chilling fate awaited their child sacrifices The Incan Empire ruled 12 million people, but was conquered by 260 Spanish invaders - and a few germs. In fact, it was the llamas who _really_ had it lucky... they got to wear earrings and drink beer! So would you rather be a lucky llama... or an incredible Inca? Erk!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5858 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Non Fiction; new edition edition (5 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008H3WDWU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #33,307 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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This is one of the best books in the Multi award winning Horrible Histories series. Beautifully complimented with artwork from Martin Brown. Terry Deary is a gifted writer, and I hope he will write Horrible Histories to his last breath. An excellent book. 10/10
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
'The Incredible Incas gives you the gory details about the Incan Empire, which ruled 12 million people but was smashed by 260 Spanish invaders.....and a few germs.

Want to know:

* why llamas wore earrings and drank beer?
* how a bucket of stewed pee can make you beautiful?
* why servants ate the emperor's hair?

Read on for some gob-smacking facts on glittering golden temples and chilling child sacrifices.
Predict your future with inflated llama lungs, find out how to please a 200-year old mummy, and meet the ugliest emperor ever.
History has never been so horrible!'

A witty, colourful cover opens to 127 pages, split over chapters:

1. Timeline
2. Legendary lords
3. Evil emperors
4. Top of the class
5. Live like an Inca
6. The cruel conquest
7. Terrific temples
8. Groovy gods
9. Inca mystery quiz

with an introduction and an epilogue.

Written with the typical Deary humour and illustrations from Philip Reeve throughout.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This is a fascinating book like the others but this is about Incas. Find out why llamas wore earings and drank beer, why servants ate the emporers hair and the poor children who were sacrificed along with guinea pigs to please the Gods. A great read......
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not good 29 Jan 2014
By MM
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I found this book really naughty, didn't like it at all... Doesn't teaches to much about what the Real Incas were...I wouldn't recommend it. Disappointing!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 30 Dec 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
These books are excellent for kids, our sons has nearly got them all. They know how to capture kids to read books
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