Young readers love history, and they love stories. True Adventures brings together these two strands in gripping tales introducing readers to new heroes. You may not have heard of them all, but they are stars of world history and their enthralling stories of desperate struggles, amazing discoveries, hair-raising escapes and courageous defiance will excite young readers everywhere.
Illustrated with atmospheric black and white drawings, and featuring timelines, maps, glossaries and other information perfect for learners and educators.
Activity packs are available to download via the individual book pages.
The Mysterious Life of Dr Barry
1800. London. Margaret Anne Bulkley desperately wants to be a surgeon – but only men can train as doctors. Fifty years later, Dr James Barry is famous, serving as Inspector General of Hospitals throughout the British Empire. A brilliant surgeon, bold reformer and prickly individual known for his fierce temper, he fought a duel in […]
At the beginning of the 11th century, General Yang sends his son Zongbao to exterminate the bandit living in Dragon-Taming Wood. In the forest, Zongbao is surprised by the bandit’s teenage daughter, a kung fu prodigy, who challenged him to unarmed combat. Her deal? If Zongbao wins, she will lead him to her father’s secret […]
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