MY STORY SERIES - history comes
alive through exciting stories:
WORLD WAR STORIES FOR BOYS
Three books in one!
DEADLY SKIES – a young Spitfire pilot’s dogfights in the skies over
TANK ATTACK – a tank driver’s daring escape in the deserts of
ENEMY LINES – a heart-stopping sabotage mission with Orde Wingate’s
Chindits in the jungle of Burma.
Brought low by the Black Death, burned to the ground and blitzed, London
continually rises from the ashes as new generations are born. Follow the
children of the Baker family through 2000 years of London’s history and
stories, from a simple settlement by the Thames to a vibrant city
hosting the 2012 Olympic Games.
In 1840, 9-yearold
Dick Maybury arrives in London with nowhere to stay, no money, and no
friends. A chance meeting with the Adelphi gang gives him all three. But
the gang make their living outside the law, and Dick learns that the
life of a pickpocket is very had to leave behind.
STORY: PYRAMID OF SECRETS
It’s 2517BC and the river Nile has flooded. Unable to plough their
fields, Nebka follows his uncle to build the
pyramid of Khafre. It’s back-breaking work, all for the glory of the
Pharaoh. Then he meets a mysterious prisoner claiming to be the rightful
heir to the throne and is drawn into a deadly plot.
MY STORY: THE SWEEP’S BOY
It’s 1870 when the Workhouse Master hires
Will out as a chimney sweep’s boy. It’s hard, dirty dangerous life, and
it’s not long before events take an even worse turn as Will’s climbing
skills attract the attention of the evil Hutch, a vicious burglar who
needs Will’s skills to help him in his life of crime.
MY STORY: ROMAN INVASION
It’s AD84 when Bran, a prince of the
Carvetti tribe, is captured by the Romans. A legion of soldiers is
marching east across northern Britain to build a military road. It’s
hostile country, and Bran is to go with them as a hostage to ensure the
legion’s safety … but no-one is safe in newly conquered Britain.
MY STORY: THE TRENCHES
It’s 1917 and Billy Stevens is a telegraph
operator stationed near Ypres. The Great War has been raging for three
years when Billy finds himself taking part in the deadly Big Push
forward. But he is shocked to discover that the bullets of his fellow
soldiers aren’t just aimed at the enemy. (“The Trenches” is on
the recommended reading list for schools in Australia and Canada).
MY STORY: DESERT DANGER
World War 2 – the Battle of Alamein
through the eyes of a teenage bomb disposal soldier.
(also published in WAR
STORIES FOR BOYS)
MY STORY: SPY SMUGGLER
France in World War 2 – a young boy joins
the Resistance and soon finds his life is in danger
MY STORY: FLYING ACE
World War 1 – a young fighter pilot joins
the fledgling Royal Flying Corps, at a time when a pilot’s lifespan is
measured in days.
MY STORY: ARMADA
1587 – a young boy joins Francis Drake’s
ship and is caught up in the action against the Spanish Armada.
MY TRUE STORIES SERIES
STANDING ALONE (the true story of Jack Cornwell
VC) World War 1 at sea – the true story
of the deadly Battle of Jutland; and the youngest person in the Royal
Navy to win the Victoria Cross.
The Battle of Jutland would go
down in history as the last great naval battle. One boy was destined to
emerge a hero. Jack Cornwell was just sixteen when he made the ultimate
sacrifice. His courageous story moved the nation and offered hope when
all the lights were going out across Britain.
The “My Story” & “My True
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