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A Secret Diary of the First World War : Fact-tastic Stories from Scotland's History, Paperback / softback Book

A Secret Diary of the First World War : Fact-tastic Stories from Scotland's History Paperback / softback

Illustrated by Darren Gate

Part of the Young Kelpies series


What was the First World War really like? Step into the boots of 14-year-old soldier James Marchbank and find out. Inspired by the real-life diary of a Scottish boy soldier, each easy-to-read chapter mixes James's story with timelines, letters, diagrams and illustrations to create a fact-tastic account of the First World War, which is both fun and emotionally engaging for younger readers. Why was rat hunting a popular hobby in the trenches?How did parachuting pigeons help win the war?Why would a really good friend rub whale oil on your feet?What did it feel like to be a teenager at war?Take a journey through time and discover all the most important and incredible bits of the First World War. A Secret Diary of the First World War is the first in a new brilliant series, which blends together intriguing facts and fascinating fiction to bring the most exciting, gruesome and crucial moments of Scottish history alive for young readers.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 144 pages, 40 b/w illustrations
  • Publisher: Floris Books
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  • Category: Historical
  • ISBN: 9781782505273

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