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The Thief, the fool and the big Fat King (Tudor Tales) Kindle Edition

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Length: 64 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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Editorial Reviews


The Tudor Tales books are pacy, funny stories, full of the subversive wit and sharp observations which makes Terry Deary's bestselling non-fiction so appealing. Plus … readers will relish the darkly authentic Tudor settings.
Each story follows the fate of a young child who could have existed in Tudor times and often involve real historical events, and often real personalities.
Each book features one of the main Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII, Mary I and Elizabeth I.
Many of the sites featured in the stories can be visited today: the Globe Theatre, Hampton Court Palace, Hardwick Hall and Surtees House.
Perfect as springboards for further study of the Tudors, as well as being brilliant books for an age-group that is hungry for imaginative, innovative stories.

About the Author

Terry needs no introduction as one of the most popular children's authors writing today. His first book, The Custard Kid, was published by A&C Black in 1978 and has recently been re-issued in the Black Cats series, together with seven other Deary classics. Today he is best-known as the author of the Horrible Histories series, which has been translated into numerous languages, and several other historical series including the Tudor Terrors and the Time Travellers.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3544 KB
  • Print Length: 64 pages
  • Publisher: A&C Black Childrens & Educational; 1 edition (January 1, 2009)
  • Publication Date: January 1, 2009
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00439GN1Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,095,904 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Terry Deary writes both fiction and non-fiction. The Fire Thief was his 150th book published in the UK, this was followed by Flight of the Fire Thief and The Fire Thief Fights Back. Terry's books have been translated into 28 languages. His Horrible Histories series has sold 20 million copies worldwide. Terry has won numerous awards, including Blue Peter's Best Non-fiction Author of the Century.

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The intended audience, children, can only be harmed by this superficial and stereotypes treatment of Henry the Eighth. The illustrations are not striking either. The book trivializes history.
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By lucieluh on October 3, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
This is a book worth getting. It's a really good book because it got a bit of the history of England and It's got an amazing story. I also love the trickery in the book where they earn a lot of money.
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