«If you are into history, into sweeping tales and wonderfully interesting books this is one for you. It has a lot of interesting points I don’t see often executed this well in a book.»www.moonkestrel.com
Thrilling historical adventure set during the English peasants' revolt of 1381, by Paul Dowswell, the author of Ausländer, and Wolf Children.
It's 1381 and the king, Richard II, has imposed a new tax on the people. Les mer
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It's 1381 and the king, Richard II, has imposed a new tax on the people. In the village of Aylesford, Tilda and her ploughman father were already struggling to make ends meet. As serfs they have no rights to move freely or earn wages for their work. Tilda is desperate for a better life than the village can offer, so when the villagers begin to rebel she is swept up in the excitement.
Tilda and her father travel to London with the others to petition the king, but the peaceful rebellion they hoped for soon ignites into violence, mayhem and treachery. Tilda's fight for a better life is only just beginning...
This page-turning adventure sheds new light on a period of history which is covered in the KS3 curriculum, and will have readers gripped from start to finish.
- Bloomsbury Education
- 20 x 13 cm
«If you are into history, into sweeping tales and wonderfully interesting books this is one for you. It has a lot of interesting points I don’t see often executed this well in a book.»Moonkestrel, www.moonkestrel.com
«Well paced and plotted, this is a great historical text. [...] There is excellent vocabulary and language used with lots of historical language that could be studied in a history or English lesson.»ReadingZone
«He is a brilliant historical novelist. Dowswell shows us a side of Nazi Germany rarely seen ... a heart-stopping read»Sunday Telegraph, praise for AUSLÄNDER
«A superlative, at times almost agonisingly compelling, piece of historical fiction ... The climactic escape to freedom is pure muck-sweat tension»Financial Times, praise for AUSLÄNDER
«One of the possible areas for study in the KS3 curriculum, the novel is well researched and follows the events of the revolt carefully, making them both compelling and accessible [...] Paul Dowswell is well known for his excellent historical novels and The Great Revolt is no exception. Well worth a read!»North Somerset Teacher's Book Award
«The author has real flair for making thoroughly researched historical fiction accessible, relevant and utterly gripping. Alongside being a perfectly plotted page-turner, Wolf Children will surely also provoke much debate and discussion»Lovereading4kids, praise for WOLF CHILDREN
«This fabulous Dyslexia friendly mini-series is the perfect accompaniment to any topic on mythology. The perfect way to extend children’s knowledge around topics they are learning in class in an easy to access grown-up looking format. I love that the text is broken up by pictures and is spaced well, meaning they are more accessible to those who struggle with larger chunks of text whilst still looking to all intents and purposes like the friends they are helping. The fact these books are printed on yellow paper further increases their accessibility.»Starlight and Stories, starlightandstories.com