Children will be transfixed by this book's stunning illustrations as it transforms a major disaster into a breathtaking tale.
This strikingly illustrated account of the Great Fire of London brings an iconic story to younger readers with both clarity and drama.
This has to be one of *the* most hauntingly stunning visual representation of The Great Fire of London that we've ever laid eyes on. This truly engaging read would be an asset to any library, classroom or bookshelf and will undoubtedly delight any reader, young or old. [...] We cannot recommend this glorious depiction of the Great Fire of London enough.
The story is clearly told ... The illustrations are reminiscent of the poster art of the 1930s and are presented in bold colours ... an attractive picture book for 8 years and over
This book takes the dramatic historical information surrounding the Great Fire of London and transforms it into a breathtaking story that will transfix readers of all ages.
. A dramatic and visually exciting book, and a fitting commemoration of the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.
James Weston Lewis' graphic drawings and the informative text follow the development of the fire ... This day-by-day account is really dramatic and shows the immensity of the fire and its impact on Londoners... This is a superb book that will really engage readers
The fact that I at my age am learning new things from these pages shows just how valuable this book will become [...] the school librarian will be more than pleased with this on their shelves [...] you'd probably have to wait til the 400th anniversary for a better book on this subject.
...a stunning hardback that will fascinate people of all ages. [...] This is a superb book that will really engage readers with the story of the Great Fire of London.
Spectacular illustrations by James Weston Lewis at every turn of the page and a topic that's certain to become even more popular in schools later this year with the 350th anniversary of London's Great Fire: a recipe for success if ever there was one. [...] An exciting resource book for primary schools and any child interested in this chapter of London's history.
The dramatic story accompanied by striking print-block illustrations will captivate readers of all ages.
...a timely and beautifully produced picture book that helps to explain to young children in KS1 what happened during those terrifying three days when so much of London was in flame. [...] Highly recommended.