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4.0 out of 5 stars A humorous look at Scottish history.......from Richard Brassey and Stewart Ross., 13 Dec. 2006
This review is from: The Story Of Scotland (Paperback)
1999 Hardcover/Orion Children's Books/TED SMART (The Book People) edition.

From the back cover:

'As fascinating as it is fun to read, here is all of Scotland's exciting and eventful past captured in one colourful, concise and comic volume.
From the Ice Age to the Romans and from Robert the Bruce to Mary Queen of Scots, every page is packed with famous Scottish characters and incidents, and even the Loch Ness Monster makes an appearance.'

Durable board covers open to 33 high quality pages written in a child-appealing way, aimed to make history much more fun.

Colourful illustrations and cartoons throughout, interspersed with 'Top Scot' summary boxes, e.g.:

'Sir William Wallace (1270-1305)
Perhaps Scotland's greatest hero - even though he was eventually defeated after the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
He was captured by the English in 1305 and taken to London where he was hanged, drawn and quartered.'

and bite-size 'Fact boxes', e.g.:

'EDINBURGH
ROYAL MILE
The 17th century writer Daniel Defoe called it `the largest, longest and finest street...in the world'.

Inside cover pages have 2-page spread maps:

one of 'The Lowlands', at the front
&
one of 'The Highlands and Islands' bringing this super book to a close.

The last piece of text, before the one page concise index:

'........No people are prouder of their native land than the Scots, wherever they may live.
In 1997, the London Government finally realised this and asked the Scots whether they wanted their parliament back.
The answer: a resounding.......
'AYE'!.....'

Other titles in the series currently include IRELAND & LONDON
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Initial post: 19 Dec 2008 18:54:33 GMT
would be helpful to know what age group this is aimed at.

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