The Amazing Life of Mary, Queen of Scots

Fact-tastic Stories from Scotland's History

Gill Arbuthnott; Illustrated by Mike Phillips

Price:
£6.99
Availability:
Not yet published - due 19 Aug 2021

Quick Look

  • Take a journey through time to find out what life was really like for Mary, Queen of Scots
  • Third book in the Fact-tastic Stories series which blends fact and fiction to bring the most exciting, gruesome and crucial moments of Scottish history alive for young readers
  • Each easy-to-read chapter mixes Mary’s story with timelines, maps, diagrams and illustrations
  • A unique and invaluable resource to help children really understand Mary, Queen of Scots

Step into the sixteenth century for a unique glimpse into the dramatic life of Mary, Queen of Scots. Told from the perspective of her young servant, the fascinating facts and exciting story are accompanied by lively illustrations.

Format:
paperback
Size:
197 x 158 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Young Kelpies
Illustrations:
40 b/w illustrations
Age Range:
From 7 to 11 years
Extent:
136 pages
ISBN:
9781782506683
Publication date:
19 Aug 2021
Series:
Fact-tastic Stories from Scotland's History

Description

She was Queen of Scotland and of France, and a possible Queen of England; she was involved in a series of mysterious deaths; in the end she lost her head... But what was life really like for Mary, Queen of Scots?

Put on your ruff and step into the sixteenth century for a unique glimpse into the dramatic life of the infamous queen. Mary's story is told from the perspective of her young servant Alec. Each easy-to-read chapter mixes the involving story of the queen's life with timelines, charts and revealing illustrations to create a Fact-tastic account that is both educational and emotionally engaging for younger readers.

Take a journey through time and find out:
-- Why did Mary become Queen of Scots when she was just six days old?
-- What exotic animals lived with the young queen?
-- How did Mary escape from Lochleven Castle?
-- Why did Mary's cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, arrange her beheading?

The Amazing Life of Mary, Queen of Scots continues the brilliant Fact-tastic series, which blends intriguing facts and fascinating fiction to bring the most exciting, gruesome and crucial moments of Scottish history alive for young readers.

Author

Gill Arbuthnott is the author of numerous fiction, non-fiction and picture books for children and young adults and has been nominated for a number of major UK book awards. A former biology teacher, Gill has written many non-fiction books to engage children with science. Her books include A Secret Diary of the First World War, Chaos Clock, Winterbringers, The Giant Panda Party and What Makes You You? Gill lives in Edinburgh with her family and Leonard the cat.

Mike Phillips is the illustrator of many children's books including the Museum Mystery Squad series, Horrible Histories: Gruesome Guides and the Horrible Geography series.

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