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This series of books follows the lives of famous people who are now dead.
The collection is published by the same publisher of the
Murderous Maths series, so the reader will encounter a few English spellings, English sayings,
etc. As an American, I find this adds to my enjoyment of the series. Many
different authors and illustrators work on these books.
The books are aimed at 7-14 year olds.
Boudica and Her Barmy Army (Dead Famous) by Valerie Wilding - Boudica is famous
for...galloping to battle in a rattling chariot, being big and kinda scary, and
getting very, very angry with her Roman rulers. But have you heard that Boudica...learned
to use weapons when she was a little girl, chopped off the Emperor Claudius's
head (well, sort of), burned London to the ground?
Now you can get the inside story with Boudica's secret diary, get all the news
from the Roman Messenger, and the British Bugle and find out just
how Boudica and her barmy army seriously put the wind up the Romans.
Paper, 160 pages. 7.5"x5"x.5".
VIII and His Chopping Block (Dead Famous) by Alan MacDonald - Henry VIII
is famous for having a bit of a weight problem, marrying six unlucky wives,
getting very carried away with his chopping block. But have you heard that Henry
was a handsome hunk and sports star, accused his second wife of witchcraft,
bricked up his bedroom door at night?
Get the inside story with Henry's secret diary, read the gossip in The Tudor
Tatler and hear from Henry's victims before they lose their heads on his
Paper, 176 pages. 7.5"x5"x.5". Click here
for Henry VIII paper dolls.
Spartacus and His Glorious Gladiators (Dead Famous) by Toby Brown
- Sparacus is dead famous for: being quite a good gladiator, giving the
Romans the run-around, and looking an awful lot like Kirk Douglas.
But have you heard that Spartacus: fought for the Romans as well as against
them, once camped his army of rebel slaves inside a volcano, cut a deal with a
bunch of double-crossing pirates.
Paper, 175 pages. 7.5"x5"x.5". One copy in stock. It has a
crease on the back cover, hence the extra discount.
William Shakespeare and his Dramatic
Acts (Dead Famous) by Andrew Donkin. Shakespeare is dead famous
for...writing a few plays, having a bit of a way with words, and creating
characters like romantic Romeo and murderous Macbeth.
But have you heard that William: did a seven-year vanishing act, nearly had his
head chopped off by the Queen, and nicked an entire theatre?
Yes, even though he's dead, William's still full of surprises. Now you can get
the inside story with William's secret diary, find out the news of the day in
the Shakespearean Sun and prepare to be amazed as the curtain is raised on
Shakespeare's most dramatic acts.
Paper, 176 pages.
Winston Churchill and His Great Wars (Dead
Famous) by Alan MacDonald. Churchill is dead famous for:
smoking a massive cigar, leading Britain to victory in World War II, and raising
his fingers in a V sign. But have you heard that Winston: was a demon
bricklayer, had a fantastic collection of hats, and made a daring escape from
prison? He also was very fond of animals and often pampered them.
You can get the inside story with Winston's lost diary, relive the events of the
century in The Winston's Weekly and discover the vital role he played in
two great wars.
Paper, 189 pages.
Famous: Scientists and Their Mind-Blowing Experiments (Dead
Famous) by Dr. Mike
Goldsmith - You've probably heard of a few scientists: Galileo Galilei and his
telescope, Isaac Newton and his apple, Charles Darwin and his theory of
evolution. But have you heard that Galileo was sentenced to life in prison for
his shocking ideas about the solar system, Newton wasn't all that keen on
science - sometimes it got on his nerves - and Darwin wrote a book about his pet
Yes, even though they're dead, scientists are still full of surprises - and the
nine in this book are more surprising than most. Now you can get the inside
story from their lost notebooks, read the news reports as their breakthroughs
hit the headlines, and find out all about their mind-blowing experiments.
Paper, 192 pages. 7.5"x5"x.5"
Famous Writers and Their Tall Tales (Dead Famous) by Tracey Turner -
Have you heard that William Shakespeare got mixed up in a plot against the
Queen? Jane Austen nearly became a Bigg-Wither? Charles Dickens had his clothes
ripped off by his fans? Get the inside story on 10 writers from their secret
diaries, flick through Good Day magazine for some 19th century gossip, and find
out all about the writers whose tall tales have changed the world.
Paper, 192 pages. 7.5"x5"x.5".
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