Tall Tales of England's Queens and Kings

Tall Tales of England's Queens and Kings

by Peter Lemesurier
     
 
Not so much ‘horrible’ as funny and even beguiling, the potted histories

that make up Peter Lemesurier’s Tall Tales of England’s Queens and

Kings are immensely readable, and illustrated with copious cartoons.

Irresistible to children of all ages, they recount the lives and dubious

deeds of 21 monarchs from Queen Boudicca (better known

Overview

Not so much ‘horrible’ as funny and even beguiling, the potted histories

that make up Peter Lemesurier’s Tall Tales of England’s Queens and

Kings are immensely readable, and illustrated with copious cartoons.

Irresistible to children of all ages, they recount the lives and dubious

deeds of 21 monarchs from Queen Boudicca (better known as

Boadicea) to Queen Victoria, taking in such characters as King Canute,

William the Conqueror, Henry VIII and George III along the way. By

turns provocative, informative, teasing, shocking and even (at times)

mildly scatological, the book concludes with a ‘Truthfinder’ section to

correct its various ‘deliberate mistakes’, which young readers are challenged

to try and spot for themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781907084225
Publisher:
Porteous, David Editions
Publication date:
12/11/2012
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.27(d)

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