Margaret Nash - Toby and The Great Fire Of London - Hachette Children's Group

Toby and The Great Fire Of London

By Margaret Nash
Illustrated by Jane Cope

  • Paperback
  • £4.99

Exciting new stories about famous people and great events by top authors.

Toby has forgotten a delivery for Mr Pepys, but as he sets out across London he sees the sky is full of flames!

Hopscotch Histories are brand new stories in historical settings, told in under 400 words, perfect for children who are building up their reading confidence. Carefully controlled text interacts with stunning artwork to help develop visual literacy.

Biographical Notes

Margaret Nash grew up in the industrial West Riding of Yorkshire, and, as a child, was always fascinated by a sense of place, whether in the mill or on the moors. She has worked as a children`s librarian in London and the home counties, has two grown-up sons, and now lives in rural Bedfordshire with a lazy lovable cat.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780749674106
  • Publication date: 14 Feb 2008
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
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