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The Story Of Scotland Paperback – 4 Feb 1999
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A fun history of Scotland in words and pictures
About the Author
Richard Brassey is the author and illustrator of a host of colourful and original non-fiction books for children, among them the bestselling NESSIE THE LOCH NESS MONSTER and THE STORY OF SCOTLAND, which won the TES/SALTIRE SOCIETY AWARD. He lives in Essex. Visit his website at http://www.richardbrassey.com.
Stewart Ross is entirely Scots. He is an ex-teacher, and the author of many books for children on historical subjects, and of four popular books on aspects of Scottish history for adults. He is currently working on THE OXFORD BOOK OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (OUP) and THE YOUNG TELEGRAPH COUNTDOWNTO THE MILLENNIUM.
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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.:
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 & 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...
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Of course, I am a timeline-friendly type of gal.
And, on the plus side, my 10-year-old son picked it up and read through it, too!
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