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I, Coriander

By Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner
The story is told by Coriander, daughter of a silk merchant in 1650s London. Her idyllic childhood ends when her mother dies and her father goes away, leaving Coriander with her stepmother, a widow who is in cahoots with a fundamentalist Puritan preacher. She is shut away in a chest and left to die, but emerges into the fairy world from which her mother came, and where time has no meaning. When she returns, charged with a task that will transform her life, she is seventeen. This is a book filled with enchantments -- a pair of silver shoes, a fairy shadow, a prince transformed into a fox - that contrast with the heartbreaking loss and cruelty of Coriander's life in the real world. With its brilliantly realized setting of old London Bridge, and underpinned by the conflict between Royalists and Puritans, it is a terrific page turner, involving kidnapping, murder and romance, and an abundance of vivid characters.Coriander is a heroine to love. Her story will establish Sally Gardner as a children's writer of boundless imagination and originality.
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  • India

    By Anita Ganeri, Rachel Wright
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    Anita Ganeri, Rachel Wright
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  • In Ancient Egypt

    By Jane Bingham
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    Jane Bingham
    This book draws on the evidence the ancient Egyptians left behind. It examines how they lived, studied, worked, played and worshipped. There are also stories of real people.
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  • Iraq

    By Susan Crean
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    Susan Crean
    Countries in Our World focuses on the countries that shape and influence our modern world. Each book examines physical features, daily life, industry, media, leisure and much more. Each title in Countries in our World is a mine of useful information ideal for school and project work.
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  • In Ancient Greece

    By Colin Hynson
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    Colin Hynson
    This book draws on evidence the ancient Greeks left behind. It examines how they lived, studied, worked, worshipped and played. There are also short stories about real people who lived during the time of the ancient Greeks.
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  • Italy

    By Jane Bingham
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    Jane Bingham
    This book is part of an eight book series A World of Food, which explores the cuisine's of different countries around the world, with their distinctive ingredients, flavours and recipes.
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  • Israel

    By Andrew Langley
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    Andrew Langley
    Countries in Our World focuses on the countries that shape and influence our modern world. Each book examines physical features, daily life, industry, media, leisure and much more. Each title in Countries in our World is a mine of useful information ideal for school and project work.
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  • India

    By Jillian Powell
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    Jillian Powell
    What's it like to live in India? Looking at Countries takes you on a tour so you can find out about the landscape, the weather, the people and the places.With maps and large photos, this colourful series provides lots of information about countries around the world.
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  • The Iraq War

    By Simon Adams
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    Simon Adams
    Part of a six book series that investigates the hidden world of spies, double agents, assassins and saboteurs and how their actions affected the course of the world's major conflicts.
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  • In An Emergency

    By Neil Champion
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    Neil Champion
    "It isn't always easy to get help for an emergency in the wild. Even if you are able to contact someone, it could be hours or even days before they reach you. It's down to you to survive -- so you need to be smart, organized and sensible." To learn more about vital skills, read In an Emergency
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  • Inside Crime: Gun Crime

    By Dirk Flint
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    Dirk Flint
    Inside Crime: Gun Crime is part of an exciting new series that takes the reader undercover to explore the real world of crimefighting. Using up-to-date case studies alongside real-life examples of how famous crimes have been solved, Inside Crime gives a vivid portrait of crimefighting today.Gun crime is an increasing problem across the world, as criminals resort to ever more desperate means to commit crimes and protect themselves. Discover how the police and governments are joining forces to take the guns out of the hands of the criminals and off the streets.
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    I Love Bugs!

    By Emma Dodd
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    Emma Dodd
    Come on a creepy-crawly bug safari through one little boy's garden . . . with a brilliant surprise at the end. Perfect for bug-lovers and budding scientists everywhere! With fun rhyming text and bright, bold artwork, perfect for sharing and reading aloud.From Emma Dodd, the artist behind the best-selling, award-winning I Love You series.
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  • Iwo Jima

    By Gary Smailes, David Cousens
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    Gary Smailes
    Illustrated by:
    David Cousens
    Take up your weapons and prepare to fight your own battle in these all-action, interactive adventures, in which you take part in epic battles from throughout history.It is 1945 and though Nazi Germany has been defeated, World War II rages on as Japan continues to fight. The US Marines have fought their way across the Pacific Ocean, defeating Japanese forces one small island at a time. The fighting has now reached Iwo Jima, a rocky volcanic island only 600 miles from Japan.You are a US Marine just about to land on the steep beaches of Iwo Jima. You must fight across the black sand to knockout the sea guns based there and take the island...
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  • Iran

    By Rosie Wilson
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    Rosie Wilson
    Each title looks at each country through a variety of themes such as location, landscape and climate, population and health, settlements, family life, religion and beliefs, education and learning, employment and economy, industry and trade, farming and food, transport and communications, leisure and tourism and environment and wildlife.Includes maps, statistics panels and simple graphs and charts; and a topic web showing links with this series to other subject areas.
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  • Immigration

    By Cath Senker
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    Cath Senker
    This series shows balanced arguments for and against issues affecting our modern world. The books study each argument in detail and explore the history of each topic. The use of case studies throughout bring the issues to light.
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  • Israel and the Middle East

    By Cath Senker
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    Cath Senker
    The background, history and key events of conflicts in Israel and the Middle East are presented. Different opinions, including views found in the media, are explored alongside factual accounts of events. Readers are encouraged to think about their own views and discuss controversial topics.
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  • In Space

    By Steve Parker
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    Steve Parker
    In this series, you get behind the wheel of vehicles that rule! Discover just what machines can do, and take a look at what makes them work.Machines Rule: Space takes a close look at all the exciting machines that make space travel possible, from satellites to space suits.
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  • India

    By Annabel Savery
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    Annabel Savery
    Going on holiday, visiting another country? Then this is the series for you. Told from the viewpoint of a young visitor, packed with interesting tips on where to go and what to see.
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  • In an Emergency

    By Steve Parker
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    Steve Parker
    In this series, you get behind the wheel of vehicles that rule! Discover just what machines can do, and take a look at what makes them work.Machines Rule: On the Building Site takes a close look at all the machines that help us on the building site, from tipper trucks to bulldozers.
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  • In Anglo Saxon Times

    By Jane Bingham
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    Jane Bingham
    What jobs did Anglo-Saxon people do?What was it like in an Anglo-Saxon village?How did the Anglo-Saxons use songs, poems and riddles?This book looks at the everyday lives of men, women and children in Anglo-Saxon times. Drawing on evidence the Anglo-Saxons left behind, it examines how they lived, studied, worked, played and worshipped. Go back in time and read stories about the key figures of the time, such as Alfred the Great, Kenelm, a young prince and Easwida, a girl who refused to marry.
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