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The Great Fire of London: An Illustrated History of the Great Fire of 1666

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An exciting resource book for primary schools and any child interested in this chapter of London's history. The final pages show London rebuilt from the ashes, St Paul’s Cathedral designed by Christopher Wren rising above the city, and nearby The Monument, close to the site where the fire broke out. xii 387pp +ads3 folding plates 25 plates on shiny paper rough cut no foxing green cloth with insetred emblem gilt title slight fade to spine very nice book. As the fulfilment of these items are handled by the supplier, please understand that this is beyond our control.

As his family escape the flames engulfing their bakery, Will realises he must stop the fire from spreading. Lewis's drawings take readers on a journey, from the single smouldering coal that falls out of the baker's oven to the swirling clouds of ash that engulf the city and then in to the very heart of the fire itself.Quotations from Samuel Pepys’ diary punctuate the story as houses are blown up to create a firebreak and important buildings succumb to the flames.

So runs the nursery rhyme, but in the early hours of 2 September 1666 something stirred in London that would change the city forever. A simple and dramatic introduction to the Great Fire of London in 1666 - what caused it, how it spread, how it was put out and how the city was rebuilt. Drama is used throughout to explore the experiences of Londoners during the fire and children create speech bubbles and diary entries. David Lassman began his writing career freelancing for newspapers and magazines, before studying screenwriting at Bournemouth University.

Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. His collaborations with Mick Davis include The Awful Killing of Sarah Watts, one of the most infamous crimes of the Victorian period and Visitors’ Historic Britain: Somerset. This strikingly illustrated account of the Great Fire of London brings an iconic story to younger readers with both clarity and drama. Paul’s – the author goes deeper into the stories of many caught up in this catastrophic occurrence, revealing a more human side to those affected by the fire that is often overlooked.

The dramatic story accompanied by striking print-block illustrations will captivate readers of all ages.Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment. Liz Miles’ interest in London began with family day-trips to tourist hotspots like the British Museum and the Tower of London.

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