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Book of War Stories

Written by Paul Dowswell

Illustrated by Ian McNee

Key Stage 2 True Stories Warfare / Battles

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Even as the First and Second World Wars get further away in history, they remain a subject of fascination for the young, and no wonder: the conflict brought out very best and the very worst in mankind. Paul Dowswell recounts some of the most dramatic events from the wars in this excellent collection, giving readers first-hand insight through the stories of the individuals involved. Some of those featured include Lieutenant William Leefe Robinson who in 1916 shot down a German airship, destroying for ever their myth of invincibility; Mata Hari, the Dutch born dancer who is remembered as one of the most famous spies ever; and Vasily Zaitsev, Stalingrad’s legendary Russian sniper. With maps, illustrations and photographs too, this is a fascinating book.

~ Andrea Reece

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Book of War Stories Synopsis

Published in association with the Imperial War Museum.

Each story is illustrated with original photographs, as well as maps and black and white illustrations.

Gripping and engaging for readers who prefer real life to fiction.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781409593539
Publication date: 1st August 2015
Author: Paul Dowswell
Illustrator: Ian McNee
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 432 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: True Stories, Warfare / Battles

About Paul Dowswell

Paul Dowswell cemented his position as one-to-watch in the world of children’s historical fiction with his much-acclaimed WWII novel, Ausländer. Throughout all of his fiction, Paul weaves meticulous research into thrilling narrative that will engage young readers. A former senior editor with Usborne Publishing, Paul Dowswell is now a full-time author. He has written many non-fiction titles, two of which were shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award. Powder Monkey, his first novel, was published to huge critical acclaim. Ausländer was shortlisted for the Booktrust Teenage Prize and the Red House Children’s ...

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