Horrible Histories Savage 10 Book Collection is a set of books that bring history to life uniquely and engagingly. Written by Terry Deary and illustrated by Martin Brown, these books are perfect for children and adults who want to learn more about history in a fun and exciting way.
The collection consists of 10 books, each focusing on a different era of history, from the Savage Stone Age to the Vile Victorians. The books are filled with fascinating facts, gruesome details, and humorous illustrations that make history come alive.
One of the things that make this collection so special is the way it presents history. Instead of simply reciting facts and figures, the books use a storytelling approach to bring history to life.
Each book is filled with stories of real people, from the heroic to the villainous, who lived during that era of history.For example, in the Savage Stone Age book, readers learn about the life of Ug, a caveman who discovers fire and uses it to become a hero in his tribe. In the Woeful Second World War book, readers follow the story of a young evacuee named Willie who experiences the dangers and hardships of war.
The books are also filled with interesting facts and details that readers may not have learned in school. For example, did you know that Roman toilets were sometimes built over rivers so that the water could wash away the waste? Or that the Aztecs believed that sacrificing human hearts to the gods would keep the sun rising every day?
The illustrations in the books are also a highlight. Martin Brown's drawings are both humorous and informative, adding a visual element to the stories and facts presented in the text. The illustrations also help to bring the characters to life, making it easier for readers to imagine what life was like during that era of history.
Titles in This Set:
- Horrible Histories: Awful Egyptians
- Horrible Histories: Rotten Romans
- Horrible Histories: Vicious Vikings
- Horrible Histories: Measly Middle Ages
- Horrible Histories: Terrifying Tudors
- Horrible Histories: Vile Victorians
- Horrible Histories: Frightful First World War
- Horrible Histories: Woeful Second World War
- Horrible Histories: Groovy Greeks
- Horrible Histories: Gorgeous Georgians
About the author:
Terry Deary is a renowned British author and playwright, best known for his series of children's books, Horrible Histories. Born in Sunderland, England, in 1946, Deary developed a passion for writing at a young age and went on to study Drama and English at the University of Sunderland.
Deary began his writing career in the 1970s, penning plays for theatre productions, before turning his attention to children's literature. In 1993, he published the first book in the Horrible Histories series, which quickly became a bestseller and has since spawned over 80 titles. The Horrible Histories books are known for their witty and irreverent take on history, aimed at engaging children and young adults with the subject in a fun and memorable way. Deary's writing style is characterized by his use of humour and sarcasm, which serve to highlight the more gruesome and bizarre aspects of history.
In addition to his work on Horrible Histories, Deary has also written several other children's books, as well as several adult novels and plays. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the Blue Peter Book Award and the Carnegie Medal. Deary is a prolific and influential writer whose work has inspired a generation of young readers to take an interest in history. His legacy is a testament to the power of storytelling to educate, entertain, and inspire.
From the publisher:
Horrible Histories: Awful Egyptians
All the Awful Egyptians' most horrible facts are ready for readers to uncover, including why the Egyptian people worshipped a dung beetle, which the pharaoh married her grandfather
and what the 'Shepherd of the Royal Backside' had to do!
Horrible Histories: Rotten Romans
All the foul facts about the Rotten Romans are ready to uncover, including what Roman soldiers wore under their kilts and how ancient Britons got their hair nice and spiky.
Horrible Histories: Vicious Vikings
The master of making history fun, Terry Deary, takes on the Vikings in this marauding look at our Scandinavian ancestors. From Viking Gods in wedding dresses and corpses on trial to death by booby-trapped statues! It's all in Horrible Histories: Vicious Vikings.
Horrible Histories: Measly Middle Ages
All the foul facts about the Measly Middle Ages are ready to uncover, including why chickens had their bottoms shaved a genuine jester's joke and what ten-year-old treacle was used for.
Horrible Histories: Terrifying Tudors
All the foul facts about the Terrifying Tudors are ready to uncover, including, who invited Queen Lizzie to visit his brand new toilet and what you get when you sew the front of a chicken to the back of a pig.
Horrible Histories: Vile Victorians
All the foul facts about the Vile Victorians are ready to uncover, including, the murderers who wouldn't hang when the first public loo was flushed and how stag hunting took place in Paddington Station.
Horrible Histories: Frightful First World War
Terry Deary gives us all the facts on the First World War including what the 'Fat King' did with food scraps and dead horses, how sniffing your own pee could save your life in a gas attack and why a pair of old socks gave away top German secrets.
Horrible Histories: Woeful Second World War
All the foul facts about the Woeful Second World War are ready to uncover, including, why the blitzed Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty what really happened in Dad's Army and how to make a rude noise with a gas mask.
Horrible Histories: Groovy Greeks
The master of making history fun, Terry Deary, turns his attention to the Groovy Greeks. From why girls ran about naked pretending to be bears to why doctors tasted their patients' earwax. It's all in Horrible Histories: Groovy Greeks.
Horrible Histories: Gorgeous Georgians
Discover all the foul facts about the Gorgeous Georgians with history's most horrible headlines. The master of making history fun, Terry Deary, turns his attention to the Gorgeous Georgians. From what the Georgians used squashed fish eyes for to the effects of their toxic makeup. It's all in Horrible Histories: Gorgeous Georgians.
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