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D-Day - Untold stories of the Normandy Landings inspired by 20 real-life people (Hardcover): Michael Noble D-Day - Untold stories of the Normandy Landings inspired by 20 real-life people (Hardcover)
Michael Noble; Illustrated by Alexander Mostov 1
R329 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R89 (27%) In stock

Relive the events of June 6, 1944 through eye witness accounts that describe 20 real-life stories from the D-Day landings. This book - which presents collated photographs, personal accounts and testimonies from all sides with full-page illustrations dramatizing individual roles - brings a key moment in history to life for young readers hearing about the event for the first time, as we commemorate its 75th anniversary. Meet: Company Sergeant Major Stanley Hollis, the only person to receive the Victoria Cross for their actions that day Lt. Richard Winter, among the first to be parachuted into action (as depicted in Band of Brothers) American journalist Martha Gellhorn, the only woman known to have been present, after disguising herself as a stretcher bearer As well as a host of other inspiring individuals who each played an important part in the turning point of World War II From those involved in reconnaissance, planning and logistics, espionage and development of new technology, through to the military units involved in the invasion and landings, and the subsequent phases of the invasion, this authentic retelling provides a view from every angle of the action.

Blackout! (Paperback): Tony Bradman Blackout! (Paperback)
Tony Bradman 1
R115 R80 Discovery Miles 800 Save R35 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A gripping first-hand account of life back home during World War Two. Britain has been fighting the Second World War for five years and, with his father away serving in the navy, Jimmy feels responsible for looking after his mother and sister. But when he loses track of time at the cinema, Jimmy finds himself in real trouble. It's dark and the sirens are blaring - it's a bombing raid! Forced to spend the night in a shelter, when he finally gets home, there's no home to go to. The house has been bombed out and his mother and sister are nowhere to be found. How will Jimmy survive alone on the dangerous streets of London? And will he ever find his family?

Grenade (Paperback): Alan Gratz Grenade (Paperback)
Alan Gratz 1
R167 R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Save R49 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

It's 1945, and the world is in the grip of war. Hideki lives with his family on the island of Okinawa, near Japan. When the Second World War crashes onto his shores, Hideki is drafted to fight for the Japanese army. He is handed a grenade and a set of instructions: Don't come back until you've killed an American soldier. Ray, a young American Marine, has just landed onOkinawa. This is Ray's first-ever battle, and he doesn't know what to expect -- or if he'll make it out alive. All he knows that the enemy is everywhere. Hideki and Ray each fight their way across the island, surviving heart-pounding ambushes and dangerous traps. Butthen the two of them collide in the middle of the battle... And choices they make in that single instant will change everything. Alan Gratz, New York Times bestselling author of Refugee, returns with this high-octane story of how fear and war tear us apart, but how hope and redemption tie us together. Reviews for Refugee: "An absolute must read for people of all ages" - Hannah Greendale, Goodreads "Like RJ Palacio's Wonder, this book should be mandatory reading..." - Skip, Goodreads "I liked how the book linked history with adventure, and combined to make a realistic storyline for all three characters" - AJH, aged 11, Toppsta

First World War Sticker Book (Paperback): First World War Sticker Book (Paperback)
R170 R122 Discovery Miles 1 220 Save R48 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Travel back in time with this fascinating sticker book, jam-packed with information, maps and photographs taken during the First World War. Covering one hundred years after the outbreak of WW1, this title helps you discover the history that led up to it, the military strategies that were employed on both sides, what life was like for soldiers in the trenches and much more. It comes with over 100 stickers of photographs and artefacts. It is published in conjunction with The Imperial War Museums.

Horrible Handbook (Paperback): Terry Deary Horrible Handbook (Paperback)
Terry Deary 1
R219 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R75 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An irresistibly brilliant souvenir for fans of Horrible Histories, the Movie: Rotten Romans - the first official Horrible Histories film, releasing 26 July 2019! The Movie Handbook is the ideal horribly hilarious guide to the characters, settings and story behind Horrible Histories, the Movie: Rotten Romans. You'll love meeting Atti and Orla and discovering everything there is to know about their extraordinary adventure in Roman Britain. Horrible Histories, the Movie: Rotten Romans is the first feature adaptation of the bestselling children's history book series, directed by Dominic Brigstocke. Sebastian Croft (young Ned Stark, Game of Thrones) and Emilia Jones (Anne Cromwell,Wolf Hall) star as Atti and Orla, alongside an all-star cast including Nick Frost, Craig Roberts, Kim Cattrall, Kate Nash, Rupert Graves, Alex Macqueen and Derek Jacobi - reprising his role as Claudius.

Our Castle by the Sea (Paperback): Lucy Strange Our Castle by the Sea (Paperback)
Lucy Strange 1
R169 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R49 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From the bestselling author of THE SECRET OF NIGHTINGALE WOOD comes an exciting wartime mystery entwined with magic and myth ... 'A beautiful story.' KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE, author of The Girl of Ink & Stars '[A] mesmerising second novel' THE TELEGRAPH 'A poignant and uplifting tale packed with adventure, atmosphereand intriguing characters.' MAIL ON SUNDAY England is at war. Growing up in a lighthouse, Pet's world has been one of storms, secret tunnels and stories about sea monsters. But now the clifftops are a terrifying battleground, and her family is torn apart. This is the story of a girl who is small, afraid and unnoticed. A girl who freezes with fear at the enemy planes ripping through the skies overhead. A girl who is somehow destined to become part of the strange, ancient legend of the Daughters of Stone ...

Terrible Trenches Field Book (Hardcover): Terry Deary Terrible Trenches Field Book (Hardcover)
Terry Deary; Illustrated by Martin Brown 1
R320 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R89 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Puts the Terrible Trenches in a whole new light! With fact file fold-outs, trench letters and much, much more. This commemorative guide to life on the Front Line marks 100 years since the end of the war with full-colour illustrations and paper novelty elements. From foul food to coping with legions of lice - discover all the dire details of life in the blood and mud of the First World War trenches. Want to know . . . how your own wee could save your life? . . . which animals wore gas masks? . . . why Big Bertha terrified the Brits? How would YOU survive? Get the facts - from both sides of the barbed wire - in this immersive and fascinating guide to the First World War from Terry Deary and illustrator, Martin Brown.

Poppy Field (Hardcover): Michael Morpurgo Poppy Field (Hardcover)
Michael Morpurgo; Illustrated by Michael Foreman 1
R319 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R90 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A new illustrated story celebrating the poppy's history. Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman have teamed up with the Royal British Legion to tell an original story that explains the meaning behind the poppy.In Flanders' fields, young Martens knows his family's story, for it is as precious as the faded poem hanging in their home. From a poor girl comforting a grieving soldier, to an unexpected meeting of strangers, to a father's tragic death many decades after treaties were signed, war has shaped Martens's family in profound ways - it is their history as much as any nation's. They remember. They grieve. They honour the past. This book also includes a full-colour, illustrated afterword that explains the history that inspired the story.

Heroism Begins With Her - Inspiring Stories Of Bold, Brave, And Gutsy Women In The U.S. Military (Hardcover): Winifred Conkling Heroism Begins With Her - Inspiring Stories Of Bold, Brave, And Gutsy Women In The U.S. Military (Hardcover)
Winifred Conkling
R367 R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Save R65 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

For fans of Rad American Women A-Z, Rebel Girls, and Women Who Dared comes an inspiring collection of more than 80 profiles about the brave women in the US military who fought hard for their country and even harder for what they believed in. From the Revolutionary War to present day, women have proudly served in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard as nurses, pilots, engineers, soldiers, and more. They dressed as men, worked for little pay and no benefits, and endured prejudice to break down barriers and earn their place beside their fellow servicemen. The achievements and courageous acts of these women forever changed the way the military operates! From well-known women to unsung heroes, this beautifully illustrated book tells incredible, captivating tales of gutsy women like Margaret Corbin, Harriet Tubman, Tammy Duckworth, and countless others. And it will prove just one thing: Women really can do anything!

My Friend the Enemy (Paperback, 2nd edition): Dan Smith My Friend the Enemy (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Dan Smith 1
R168 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R48 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Summer, 1941. For Peter, the war is a long way away, being fought by a faceless enemy, marching across places he's never seen. Until the night it comes to him. A German plane is shot down over the woods that his Dad looked after, before he went off to fight. Peter rushes to the crash site to find something exciting to keep. But what he finds instead is someone: a young and injured German airman. The enemy. Here. And in trouble. Suddenly, helping him seems like the right thing to do ... An exciting and thought-provoking World War 2 adventure from acclaimed author Dan Smith.

Woeful Second World War (Paperback): Terry Deary, Martin Brown Woeful Second World War (Paperback)
Terry Deary, Martin Brown 1
R160 R96 Discovery Miles 960 Save R64 (40%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

All the foul facts about the Woeful Second World War are ready to uncover, including why the blitzed Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty, what really happened in Dad's Army and how to make a rude noise with a gas mask. Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Rotten Romans and Cut-Throat Celts (Paperback): Terry Deary Rotten Romans and Cut-Throat Celts (Paperback)
Terry Deary; Illustrated by Martin Brown 1
R244 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R90 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Go back into the really rotten times of the Romans, where there were beastly battles, deadly doctors and marvellous myths. Discover what Roman soldiers wore under their kilts, how ancient Britons got their hair nice and how Romans told the future with dead chickens. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. 2018 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twenty-fifth anniversary.

The Cry of the Icemark (2019 reissue) (Paperback, 3rd edition): Stuart Hill The Cry of the Icemark (2019 reissue) (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Stuart Hill 1
R175 R127 Discovery Miles 1 270 Save R48 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The first thrilling fantasy novel in Stuart Hill's acclaimed ICEMARK series: magnificent, steely-edged and epic! When her father dies nobly in battle, fourteen-year-old Thirrin becomes Queen of the Icemark, a tiny kingdom for ever caught between dangerous neighbours. Thirrin must raise an army to protect her people from seemingly invincible Imperial invaders. Her search for allies takes her beyond her northern borders, to former enemies in the Land-of-the-Ghosts and onwards to the frozen Hub ofthe World. But can she save her kingdom? '[A] dazzlingly confident debut about power and personal discovery' THETIMES 'A wonderful, swashbuckling read and an exceptional debut.' BOOKS FOR KEEPS

Utterly Unbelievable: WWII in Facts (Paperback): Adam Frost Utterly Unbelievable: WWII in Facts (Paperback)
Adam Frost 1
R168 R117 Discovery Miles 1 170 Save R51 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Prepare to discover the most utterly unbelievable REAL facts about WWII . . . Did you know that onions were given as birthday presents in WWII? Or that exploding camel dung was used as a weapon? Could a leaky toilet force a submarine crew to abandon ship?

This is history like you've never known it before! Ask yourself . . .

Would you eat squirrel tail soup, cow's udders, or a carrot on a stick? Could you share 12.7cm of bathwater with your WHOLE family - for your weekly wash? If you were a spy, which gadgets and inventions would you choose?

From flying tanks to Operation Toenail, read about the daring, tragic and heroic events that shaped one of the most influential conflicts in modern times. With a bold design and colourful illustrations, picture the most amazing, and unbelievable, facts from this world-changing time.

Puffin and IWM (Imperial War Museums) are proud to be working together to educate and inspire young readers with tales from the past. Puffin know that stories can take you anywhere. As one of the most beloved children's publishers, we aim to fire every young imagination. Uncovering people's experiences during wartime, from the First World War to the present day, IWM is a family of five museums (IWM London, Churchill War Rooms, HMS Belfast, IWM North, and IWM Duxford).

Beginners Plus Drones (Paperback): Henry Brook Beginners Plus Drones (Paperback)
Henry Brook 1
R120 R95 Discovery Miles 950 Save R25 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days
The Subtle Knife (Paperback): Philip Pullman The Subtle Knife (Paperback)
Philip Pullman; Illustrated by Chris Wormell 1
R190 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R55 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The second volume in Philip Pullman's incredible HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, re-issued with a striking newly-designed cover by Chris Wormell to celebrate the publication of THE BOOK OF DUST. First published in 1997, and acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, it won the UK's top awards for children's literature. "What is he? A friend, or an enemy?" "He is a murderer." Will has just killed a man. He's on the run. His escape will take him far beyond his own world, to the eerie disquiet of a deserted city, and to a girl, Lyra. Her fate is strangely linked to his own, and together they must find the most powerful weapon in all the worlds...

Woeful Second World War (Paperback): Terry Deary Woeful Second World War (Paperback)
Terry Deary; Illustrated by Martin Brown 1
R167 R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Save R49 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

If you ever hear old folk moaning on about the world today, just remind them how woeful things were in the Second World War. Readers can discover why the blitzed Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty, what really happened in Dad's Army and how to make a rude noise with a gas mask. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author and illustrated throughout to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers. 2018 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twenty-fifth anniversary.

Northern Lights (Paperback): Philip Pullman Northern Lights (Paperback)
Philip Pullman; Illustrated by Chris Wormell 1
R195 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R55 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Without this child, we shall all die." Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world... The first volume in Philip Pullman's incredible HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, re-issued with a striking newly-designed cover by Chris Wormell to celebrate the publication of THE BOOK OF DUST.

Sticker: First World War (Paperback, New Edition): Struan Reid Sticker: First World War (Paperback, New Edition)
Struan Reid; Illustrated by Emi Ordas 1
R150 R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Save R32 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

This fascinating book introduces readers to some of the men and women who took part in the First World War. The book covers everyone from the soldiers, sailors and pilots to the female factory workers supporting the war effort at home and the doctors, nurses and ambulance drivers in the field hospitals behind the front line.

Impostors (Paperback): Scott Westerfeld Impostors (Paperback)
Scott Westerfeld 1
R193 R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Save R56 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Frey and Rafi are inseparable . . . two edges of the same knife. But Frey's very existence is a secret. Frey is Rafi's twin sister-and her body double. Their powerful father has many enemies, and the world has grown dangerous as the old order falls apart. So while Rafi was raised to be the perfect daughter, Frey has been taught to kill. Her only purpose is to protect her sister, to sacrifice herself for Rafi if she must. When her father sends Frey in Rafi's place as collateral in a precarious deal, she becomes the perfect impostor-as poised and charming as her sister. But Col, the son of a rival leader, is getting close enough to spot the killer inside her. As the deal starts to crumble, Frey must decide if she can trust him with the truth . . . and if she can risk becoming her own person. With Impostors, master storyteller Scott Westerfeld returns with a new series set in the world of his mega-bestselling Uglies-a world full of twist and turns, rebellion and intrigue, where any wrong step could be Frey's last

An Unlikely Spy (Paperback): Terry Deary An Unlikely Spy (Paperback)
Terry Deary 1
R169 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R36 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Thrilling historical adventure from Terry Deary, the 'outstanding children's non-fiction author of the 20th century' (Books For Keeps)

This brand new, exciting adventure from bestselling Horrible Histories author Terry Deary brings the Second World War to life. Perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo and John Boyne.

World War II has begun. Brigit has been evacuated to Wales from her home near the aeroplane factories of Coventry. But when it's revealed that her father is German, Brigit runs away to join her mother in a very special training camp, where Churchill is building a secret army of spies and saboteurs known as the Special Operations Executive.

Brigit and her mother soon find themselves on the front line in Nazi-occupied France, where they search for double agents and meet with danger at every turn in their efforts to support the French resistance. But no-one will suspect Brigit is a spy, will they? After all, who would suspect a child?

Featuring characters from The Silver Hand, this page-turning adventure sheds new light on the Second World War and will have readers gripped from start to finish.

The Somme (Paperback): Sarah Ridley The Somme (Paperback)
Sarah Ridley
R231 R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Save R38 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

For many people the word 'Somme' sums up the carnage and futility of the First World War. The failure of Allied forces to achieve their objectives at such a huge cost in human lives has resonated in military circles for the past 100 years. This book tells the story of the battle and its wider repercussions, and analyses its importance to the overall outcome of the First World War. The Somme investigates the build-up to the battle, why leaders thought the action was necessary and what they thought it would achieve. It looks at the forces involved, including the 'Pals' battalions - patriotic friends who fought, and more often than not died, together. Although not a straightforward timeline, the book outlines the actual course of the battle beginning on 1 July 1916 and the impact of the continuing slaughter on both sides. Quotes from those who took part offer a glimpse of what it must have been like to be there, and maps show how little was actually achieved in terms of a breakthrough. Poetry, art and music inspired by the Somme campaign bring the soldiers' harrowing experiences to life. Suitable for readers aged 11 and up.

The Amber Spyglass (Paperback): Philip Pullman The Amber Spyglass (Paperback)
Philip Pullman; Illustrated by Chris Wormell 1
R197 R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Save R55 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The third volume in Philip Pullman's incredible HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, re-issued with a striking newly-designed cover by Chris Wormell to celebrate the publication of THE BOOK OF DUST. First published in 1997, and acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, it won the UK's top awards for children's literature. First published in 2000, and acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, it won the UK's top awards for children's literature. "We're going to the land of the dead and we're going to come back." Will and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated. But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been - and a journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned...

Courageous First World War Stories (Paperback): Jim Eldridge Courageous First World War Stories (Paperback)
Jim Eldridge 1
R200 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R54 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

COURAGEOUS FIRST WORLD WAR STORIES is a collection of three wartime adventures that will transport the reader to the heart of the First World War by land, sea and air. In THE TRENCHES, Billy Stevens, a telegraph operator, finds himself part of the deadly Battle of Passchendaele. STANDING ALONE tells the true story of Jack Cornwell, the sixteen-year-old hero of the last great naval battle of WW1. FLYING ACE takes us into the skies where Jack Fairfax of the Royal Flying Corps finds himself under attack. Riveting fictionalized accounts, packed with historical detail, give a new immediacy to the First World War that will enthral young readers.

DKfindout! World War II (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Dk DKfindout! World War II (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Dk 1
R149 R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 Save R48 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Silver award winner in the MadeForMums Awards 2017 children's books series category. Become an expert on the Second World War with DKfindout! World War II, packed with beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information. The DKfindout! series will satisfy any child who is eager to learn and acquire facts - and keep them coming back for more! From the causes of the conflict to the most important battles, discover key World War 2 facts and hear from people who lived through it. DKfindout! World War II looks at all aspects of the Second World War, including the Normandy landings and propaganda posters and is a must have for any budding historian. DKfindout! World War II will surprise and delight young readers aged 6 to 9.

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