Have you ever wondered why pirates wore gold earrings, or where the saying 'sick as a parrot' came from? And do you know wh the cruellest pirate in history was? John Farman's got all the answers, so come aboard for his short and bloody history of the day-to-day life of pirates!
Have you ever wondered how knights managed to walk, let alone fight, covered from head to foot in metal? And have you heard about the knights who became addicted to jousting? Or the one who was rescued by a monkey? It's all in John Farman's brilliant book. So arm yourself for a fact attack!
Psst! Do you know how to make invisible ink or send a coded message? And have you heard about the pope who was a spy? John Farman's been doing some spying of his own and has uncovered all the answers in this fantastic book. But beware, this message will self-destruct in five seconds!
Beautiful new Vintage Children's Classics hardback edition, with colour illustrations by Anthony Browne, released for the 25th anniversary of publication of Ian McEwan's story of a young boy's weird and wonderful daydreams.
There are stories illustrated in black and white by a number of illustrators from Heath Robinson to artists from the present day. This bargain book also includes tricks and inventions to try at home, and puzzles and quizzes to keep you guessing. Hours of fun for all the family!!