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

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To commemorate the 350th anniversary of the fire, powerful and sumptuous drawings from the new east London illustrator, James Weston Lewis, bring the events of November 1666 to life in this stunning gift book.

Nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs pop out of selected pages so children can see how they can be used within a text. Real-life artefacts and documentation enable readers to build a true and real account of the Great Fire and how it shaped Britain today. A simple and dramatic introduction to the Great Fire of London in 1666 – what caused it, how it spread, how it was put out and how the city was rebuilt.This dramatic visualisation of the Great Fire describes the very different face of 17 th-century London, with its crowded streets and wooden houses, so close together that neighbours could lean out of windows and touch the opposite building. Emma Adams recounts the destruction of the city with drama and pace, as the fire licked at thatched roofs and pitch, pushing south towards London Bridge. Each book uses a rich variety of historical sources, from diaries to paintings, to bring events to life, while simple historical vocabulary is introduced and explained. Most titles contain a single story divided into chapters, with varied sentence lengths and more challenging vocabulary. Written especially for young readers, Toby and The Great Fire of London tells the story of Toby’s experiences of the Great Fire of London.

Pale red hardcover in very good condition, minimal signs of wear to the covers, the dust jacket with a couple of nicks to the top edge. This book takes the dramatic historical information surrounding the Great Fire of London and transforms it into a breathtaking story that will transfix readers of all ages. 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.Take an incredible journey through the streets of London and see beautiful buildings as you've never seen them before! Published to mark the 350th anniversary of the fire, The Great Fire of London is a spectacular visual retelling of whole story of the fire, from the first piece of coal that starts smouldering in the oven of the Pudding Lane bakery to a whole city engulfed by raging red and orange flames.

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