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Ireland (Horrible Histories Special) Paperback – 16 Jun 2000

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Product details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Publisher: Hippo (16 Jun. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439014360
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439014366
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,479,616 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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History has never been so horrible - and this book is one of the worst! Brilliantly written and superbly illustrated, this book is one of the SPECIALs so slightly more pennies but a really wise investment.
'Ireland is the home of the Leprechauns, also known as the Little People....probably because they're.......little.
A metre and a half at most.
You'll recognise a Leprechaun man because of the feather sticking out of his green cap.
These shy creatures are nervous when humans are around so you'll be lucky to see one. But if you do............'
Sorry couldn't possibly spoil the book for you all!
Buy it and enjoy the rest of the usual unique humour of Terry Deary in one of his best books, in our opinion!
Chapters:- Old Ireland, Super Superstitions, Middle Ages Misery, Talking Irish, Tudor Terrors, Awful for Animals, Sad Stuart Times, Wild and Wonderful Women, Gruesome Georgian Times, Cheerless for Children, Nasty 19th Century, Odd Irish Quiz, Terrible 20th Century.
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'Ireland' by Deary is the best book ever! I am absolutely thrilled by it! It is funny from naked celt warriors to the present day, PLUS games to make you hurl AND how to make yourself invisible. If you're into curses, the Top Twenty Irish Curses page is for you!The best book EVER is at your fingertips so I say, "go get it!"
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I love the Horrible Histories series and I'm not at all a stickler for perfect historical accuracy in them. These books are meant to make children interested in history and learn to enjoy reading.

That said, this particular "Horrible History" loses one star for being obviously biased against the Republic of Ireland, and another because this bias can be so damaging to kids. The tensions in Northern Ireland are not at an end, and presenting a view of the area that clearly comes out on one side of the conflict is truly irresponsible.

Adults will be able to recognize this bias and take it with a grain of salt, but if you are planning to give this book to a kid or use it in a classroom, make sure you let them know that this is a complicated conflict, and that history is written by the winners.
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It is fun, light hearted book and yet factual on irish history. My son loves horrible history books.

Regards

Lorraine Wrafter
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I like the series, they are funny and tell some of the lesser told parts of history.
One have to remember that they are written for 10-15 year old-ish.
the author have said that it is difficult not to write something wrong, because the first constants used to be considered the truth, but by the time the rest of the book had been written, those truths had been disproved.
Also a good theme in the books is that you shouldn't always believe what a historian have written, because the winner writes the history.
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