The Dangerous Lives of the Jacobites

Fact-tastic Stories from Scotland's History

Linda Strachan; Illustrated by Darren Gate

Price:
£3.99
Availability:
eBook

Quick Look

  • Second book in the brilliant Fact-tastic Stories series which blends together intriguing facts and engaging fiction to bring the most exciting, gruesome and crucial moments of Scottish history alive for young readers
  • Each easy-to-read chapter mixes Rob and Aggie's engaging stories with timelines, maps, diagrams and illustrations to create a fact-tastic tale
  • From the award-winning author of more than sixty books for children
  • Illustrated by Kelpies Illustration Prize winner Darren Gate
  • Wonderful resource for all Jacobite school projects

Discover what life was like during the Jacobite risings, as told by siblings Rob, a soldier in Bonnie Prince Charlie's army, and Aggie, healing soldiers at the croft. Fascinating facts and an exciting story are accompanied by brilliant illustrations.

Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Young Kelpies
Illustrations:
40 blw/ illustrations
Age Range:
From 7 to 10 years
Extent:
136 pages
ISBN:
9781782506195
Publication date:
18 Jul 2019
Series:
Fact-tastic Stories from Scotland's History

Description

Who were the Jacobites and what were they fighting for? Step into the shoes of siblings Rob and Aggie, young Jacobites living in the Scottish Highlands in 1745, the year of the final Jacobite Rising.

From the battlefield to the croft, each easy-to-read chapter mixes Rob and Aggie's stories with timelines, maps, diagrams and illustrations to create a fact-tastic account of the Jacobite Risings, which is both fun and emotionally engaging for younger readers.

Take a journey through time and find out:

Who was Bonnie Prince Charlie and why was a young man from Italy leading the fight for the Scottish crown?
What happened at the earlier failed Risings, and why did the Jacobites keep fighting?
How can you turn a kilt into a sleeping bag?
What really happened at the Battle of Culloden?
Who were the Redcoats?
How did the Jacobite Risings change Scotland for ever?

The Dangerous Lives of the Jacobites continues the brilliant Fact-tastic series, which blends together intriguing facts and fascinating fiction to bring the most exciting, gruesome and crucial moments of Scottish history alive for young readers.

Reviews

'I like the story about Rob and Aggie, and about fighting for Bonnie Prince Charlie. It’s as I usually say; it helps to understand history when you meet and get to know and like some of the people who were involved at the time... I reckon this kind of book will work very well in a classroom, helping to explain history.'
-- Bookwitch

Author

Linda Strachan is an award-winning author of over 70 books, including the bestselling Hamish McHaggis series, novels for older children and many educational titles. An inspirational speaker in schools, libraries and at conferences, in the UK and as far afield New Zealand, Linda is also a Patron of Reading and former Chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland.

Darren Gate is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Glasgow. He won the Kelpies Design and Illustration Prize in 2016, and was shortlisted for the Bologna Children’s Book Illustration Prize. He has illustrated several books for children, including A Secret Diary of the First World War (Floris Books).

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