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    • ISBN:9781408330364
    • Publication date:03 Apr 2014

Stories of World War One

By Tony Bradman

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A must-have anthology featuring stories by award-winning, bestselling authors, to commemorate the centenary of World War One.

Tales to remember yesterday's fallen - from today's bestselling authors.

Compiled by Tony Bradman, this collection of short stories chronicles the events of World War One - imagining the conflicts and emotions of those people caught up in the war and its aftermath. With stories from Malorie Blackman, Geraldine McCaughrean and Oisin McGann, among others, this anthology will be treasured for generations.

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  • ISBN: 9781408330357
  • Publication date: 03 Apr 2014
  • Page count: 304
  • Imprint: Orchard Books
Tony Bradman has commissioned an anthology of new stories by contemporary children's writers... it's high calibre stuff... powerful. (Children's Book of the Week) — The Times
A dozen acclaimed writers... powerfully explore the experience of the trenches, the legacy of psychological damage and the contribution of those left at home. — The Sunday Times
A collection of short stories from some of the best children's writers and young people's writers in the business. Informative and emotional... respectful and somber... an excellent job of conveying the tragedy and impact of the Great War. — Thoughts About Books
Malorie Blackman, Geraldine McCaughrean and many others share their stories of soldiers, life in the trenches and the people left at home in a collection which shows the horror but also the camaraderie of war. — Sunday Express
A collection of short stories that address the first world war from a world of diverse and astute angles... painterly, and lovely, and very much worthwhile. — Did you ever stop to think
A collection of short stories from some of the best children's and young people's writers in the business... deeply personal and devastatingly unique... informative and emotional... respectful and somber... full of the type of human spirit that always seems to shine through in times of enormous trial or hardship... an excellent job on conveying the tragedy and impact of the Great War. — Thoughts About Books
Tony Bradman has gathered together a dozen of our best writers for young people... you'll be both moved and surprised, and you'll learn a great deal without ever feeling bored or lectured. Every story feels personal and heartfelt... all of them will make you think. * * * * * — Bookbag
Not to be missed. — Angels & Urchins
A labour of love... 12 stories by some of our best-loved authors... takes in the wide diversity of those who fought. — Louise Haines (The Bookcase)
A tearful, gritty and engrossing anthology... expertly compiled by Tony Bradman... if 'Stories of WW1' isn't on every public and school library bookshelf then it should be. — The Guardian
A serious book... but along with the horror and waste it is people's capacity to care for each other that remains most vividly with the reader. Well worth reading. — Armadillo Magazine
Moments of profundity... the stories frequently bring to life the disjunction between the idea of the glorious return and the reality of the dreadful mental toll the years of fighting often took. — The Daily Telegraph
The range of authors and subjects is excellent... a wide cross-section of people and perspectives which will broaden the reader's understanding of the war. — English 4-11
Each tale is unique, informative and emotional. — Carousel
A stand out. Fine stories by Tim Bowler and Malorie Blackman. — The Daily Telegraph
An invaluable read — School Librarian
Franklin Watts

The Toxic Cookie Monster

Tony Bradman, Wil Overton
Contributors:
Tony Bradman, Wil Overton

Kid Force 3 are Jayden, Layla and Caleb. They aren't regular kids, they're super kids - each with an amazing superhero power.In Toxic Cookie Monster a bad bag of cookies turns a teacher into a monster, and Kid Force 3 have to save the town from her chocolate chip craving.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to encourage children's reading development. This series is suitable for guided reading with children aged 5+, and contains accessible storylines in a familiar setting with science fiction themes. It can also be used with older, independent readers who have low reading confidence or who are struggling to enjoy books.

Franklin Watts

Dr Vlogger

Tony Bradman, Wil Overton
Contributors:
Tony Bradman, Wil Overton
Franklin Watts

Alien Kidnap

Tony Bradman, Wil Overton
Contributors:
Tony Bradman, Wil Overton
Orchard Books

The Greatest Stories Ever Told

Tony Bradman, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Tony Bradman, Tony Ross

This spellbinding collection brings together nine classic adventure stories, each one as thrilling as the last.Travel to far-off lands with fantastical beasts and powerful sorcerers, do battle with dastardly villains and uncover ancient treasure guarded by a fire-breathing dragon. From the heroics of Jason and Hercules, to the bravery of Robin Hood and the cunning of Ali Baba, this is a book full of excitement, surprise and adventure.Told by renowned storyteller Tony Bradman in a lively, humorous style and fully illustrated throughout by the incomparable Tony Ross.Stories included are:Jason and the Golden FleeceKing Arthur's BeginningsAladdin Hercules and the Monstrous CacusSinbad the SailorGeorge and the DragonAli Baba and the Forty ThievesTheseus and the MinotaurRobin Hood

Wayland

The Baker's Boy and the Great Fire of London

Tom Bradman, Tony Bradman, Andy Catling
Contributors:
Tom Bradman, Tony Bradman, Andy Catling

This exciting story brings the tale of the great fire of London to life for young readers. When Will Farriner wakes to the sound of crackling flames and the smell of smoke, he knows something is terribly wrong! As his family escape the flames engulfing their bakery, Will realises he must stop the fire from spreading. But what can be done before all of London goes up in smoke?Full of adventure and danger, this short text is suitable for struggling readers but engaging enough to give confident readers a quick, fun read.Suitable for use in schools as guided reading texts or for reading independently.

Wayland

Mr Fawkes, the King and the Gunpowder Plot

Tom Bradman, Tony Bradman
Authors:
Tom Bradman, Tony Bradman

This exciting story brings the gunpowder plot to life for young readers. Cecil the spymaster and his assistant, Jack, learn of a new plot to kill the king. They are determined to catch the plotters in the act. The trouble is, where do they begin their search?Full of secrets, excitement and danger, this short text is suitable for struggling readers but engaging enough to give confident readers a quick, fun read.Suitable for use in schools as guided reading texts or for reading independently.

Wayland

The Great Fire of London

Tony Bradman, Tom Bradman
Authors:
Tony Bradman, Tom Bradman

A great tool for children to use to stage their own play! Set during the Great Fire of London in 1666, it has parts for a group of children and extras with notes on staging, costumes and props. It is great for reading for fun or performing as a group. When Will Farriner wakes to the sound of crackling flames and the smell of smoke, he knows something is terribly wrong! As is family escape the flames engulfing their bakery, Will realises he must stop the fire from spreading. But what can be done before all of London goes up in smoke?

Wayland

Gunpowder Plot

Tony Bradman, Tom Bradman
Authors:
Tony Bradman, Tom Bradman

A great tool for children to use to stage their own play! Set in London in 1605, it has parts for a group of children and extras with notes on staging, costumes and props. It is great for reading for fun or performing as a group. When Cecil the spymaster and his assistant, Jack, learn of a new plot to kill the king, they are determined to catch the plotters in the act. The trouble is, where do they begin their search?

Franklin Watts

Duel In The Sky

Tony Bradman
Authors:
Tony Bradman

A new German fighter ace is terrorising British planes over the trenches of France. It will take the bravery and sacrifice of a Britsh ace and the courage of a hero to bring him down.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

Franklin Watts

Through Mud and Blood

Tony Bradman
Authors:
Tony Bradman

It is 1918. A British soldier, Bill Sparkes, is carrying an important message for American troops on the frontline. Sparkes is soon caught up in the fighting when the Americans are attacked. With bullets flying all around, Sparkes must find a way to support the Americans and stop the Germans breaking through... This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

Orchard Books

Snow White and the Magic Mirror

Tony Bradman, Sarah Warburton
Contributors:
Tony Bradman, Sarah Warburton

Snow White is just TOO nice and always helping other people out. She never has a moment to herself! She asks her magic mirror for advice but will she ever really listen to the answer? Snow White must learn to say no if she's going to live happily ever after...

Orchard Books

The Wicked Stepmother Helps Out

Tony Bradman, Sarah Warburton
Contributors:
Tony Bradman, Sarah Warburton

The Wicked Stepmother wants to do something to help people - and make amends for her past. But trying to find the right job proves tricky - until the Bad Fairy gives her an idea...

Orchard Books

Mr Giant and the Beastly Baron

Tony Bradman, Sarah Warburton
Contributors:
Tony Bradman, Sarah Warburton

The poor giant has emerged from his various encounters with Jack rather bruised and battered, and terrified of small boys...called Jack. And actually he wasn't as bad as Jack made out - he's quite nice, really. Mr Giant settles down in a nice village where he's happy (and the locals pretend not to notice he's a giant), but things start to go wrong when a new lord turns up. The beastly baron is short and very nasty, and bullies everyone - including Mr Giant! Can Mr Giant overcome his fears and save himself and his friends by being terrifying?

Orchard Books

Mr Bear Gets Alarmed

Tony Bradman, Sarah Warburton
Contributors:
Tony Bradman, Sarah Warburton

Mr Bear is a worrier, and after the Goldilocks break-in, he can't stop being anxious. And so Mr Bear installs a state-of-the-art alarm system, with all sorts of lights and motion sensors and codes, and insists that Mrs Bear and Baby Bear use it at all times... but it soon gets too much when he starts worrying about what might happen to his family outside the home, too. There's nothing else for it - Mrs Bear has to take matters into her own hands. But can she help Mr Bear to realise that he can't control EVERYTHING?

Orchard Books

Gulliver in Lilliput

Tony Bradman
Authors:
Tony Bradman

Gulliver loves to travel. But when he is swept overboard from a ship, and finds himself tied up in a land populated by tiny people, he realises some adventures aren't quite as much fun as they should be. Can Gulliver escape the clutches of the tiny Lilliputians?

Orchard Books

David and Goliath

Tony Bradman
Authors:
Tony Bradman
Orchard Books

Robinson Crusoe, Shipwrecked!

Tony Bradman
Authors:
Tony Bradman
Orchard Books

Beowulf the Hero

Tony Bradman
Authors:
Tony Bradman
Orchard Books

The Orchard Book of Swords Sorcerers and Superheroes

Tony Bradman, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Tony Bradman, Tony Ross
Orchard Books

The Frog Prince Hops To It

Tony Bradman, Sarah Warburton
Contributors:
Tony Bradman, Sarah Warburton

Does the frog prince enjoy his life at the palace with his new bride, or would he really prefer to be living in that muddy old pond?