I don't normally write reviews but I'm surprised this excellent book doesn't have more comments. We saw this recommended on Blue Peter and my 8 year old son was very interested in it. He got it for Christmas and it's perfect. Such interesting stories, beautiful illustrations and enough gruesome detail to keep him hooked! We've both loved this book.
This collection of short real-life stories is amazing. Each has an intriguing title and it's difficult to know where to start. But it doesn't really matter where you start because each one is written beautifully yet factually. It now sits on our coffee table and both adults and children flick through it at random - and it generates many many MANY talking points! Illustrations are absolutely stunning too
Really interesting. I bought it as a gift for a 12yr old boy for Christmas so will have to wait and see his response. However I had a look at it myself and found the accounts in it quite fascinating. I'm sure the 12yr old will enjoy it - just the sort of thing boys like - I think!
This "survivors" book has given me new courage to do things I wouldn't have done. It shows how If you put your mind to it you can do it. It was truly amazing and I gave it 5 stars and I do recommend this to young readers who doubt themselves.
Great book of true tales of survival for the classroom. Has reluctant readers listening avidly and wishing for the next read aloud session so they can find out what happens. This was a great recommendation!