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    • ISBN:9780750281324
    • Publication date:24 Jul 2014

The Fact or Fiction Behind Battles and Wars

By Kay Barnham

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Is everything you hear about wars true? This book will teach you how not to be a sucker!

True or false?
Ancient Greek armies were square
Elephants were excellent warriors
Maori warriors danced on the battlefield
Hitler wanted to blow up the Eiffel Tower

Explore the facts behind some of the most famous conflicts in history, blow the myths and legends wide open, and uncover loads of mind-blowing and downright bizarre stuff about battles through the ages...

The Truth or Busted series explores the fact or fiction behind stuff you THINK you know in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable!

Biographical Notes

Kay Barnham was born in Barrow-in-Furness, grew up in Carlisle, went to college in Brighton, and lived in Hove for a while, before sailing for Kinsale, Co Cork, popping back to Hove and then moving to the New Forest with her husband and daughter. And never at any point has she lived more than ten miles from the sea. She began working in children`s publishing in 1992. She was an editor first of all, working on illustrated non-fiction and learning fun facts like how long it would take to walk to the moon - nine years - and how to spell palaeontology. Next, she commissioned fiction titles, editing picture books, storybooks and novels. And then she got the chance to write her own books, which she thinks is quite the best job ever. Except possibly being a chocolatier. She writes non-fiction as Kay Barnham. Her specialist subjects include ice-skating, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, lightning, fairies, Roald Dahl, Sir Isaac Newton, Christmas, dolphins, Florence Nightingale and very bad cracker jokes. And chocolate.She also writes fiction as Kay Woodward, including the Skate School series for Usborne and the novels Jane Airhead and Wuthering Hearts for Andersen Press. Altogether, she`s written about a hundred books. Her favourite colour is navy blue. Her favourite chocolate is 85% cocoa solids.

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  • ISBN: 9780750296199
  • Publication date: 27 Aug 2015
  • Page count: 96
  • Imprint: Wayland
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