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The Great Fire of London: An Illustrated History of the Great Fire of 1666

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The diary tells us about lots of important events such as the Great Fire of London and the Great Plague. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme, this book is for children who can read fluently but are still building their confidence. Take an incredible journey through the streets of London and see beautiful buildings as you've never seen them before!

Contains 386 pp with 3 folding plates, 41 monochrome illustrations including plans and drawings and archive photographs. This strikingly illustrated account of the Great Fire of London brings an iconic story to younger readers with both clarity and drama. David Lassman began his writing career freelancing for newspapers and magazines, before studying screenwriting at Bournemouth University. Vlad and Boxton travel through the burning streets of London, watching the houses being destroyed and passing Samuel Pepys as he buries his most precious possessions.

James Weston Lewis’ illustrations are colourful, vivid and bring this period of history to life, including city maps and drawings of London before, during and after the fire. Does the book contain anything that teachers would wish to know about before recommending in class (strong language, sensitive topics etc.

Find out all about the Great Fire of London, in 1666 - what caused it, how it spread, how it was put out and how the city was rebuilt in its wake.The final pages show London rebuilt from the ashes, St Paul’s Cathedral designed by Christopher Wren rising above the city, and nearby The Monument, close to the site where the fire broke out. Colourful illustrations on every page help bring history to life, along with maps and photographs of historical evidence and simple informative text. Quotations from Samuel Pepys’ diary punctuate the story as houses are blown up to create a firebreak and important buildings succumb to the flames. It contains all the information about the Great Fire you need to know in language that a 6/7 year old could understand and grasp.

The fact that I at my age am learning new things from these pages shows just how valuable this book will become [.Original fawn cloth, red titling, spine darkened, bookplate on front pastedown, a little marked to front, foredge slightly spotted.

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