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Hard Times: Growing Up in the Victorian Age Band 17/Diamond Jillian Powell, Collins Big Cat

Undefined 56 pages

265 x 192 x 5mm
1st Sep 2008
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Imagine you were a child in Victorian times. What was your day like? What did you wear, eat and play with? Did you go to school, or out to work? Find out what life was like for children in this enthralling non-fiction book.* Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view.* A timeline on pages 54 and 55 help children to recap the main events of the Victorian era.* Text type: A non-chronological report* This book is paired with Moving Out a fiction story set in the past about a family in post-World-War-Two London deciding whether to move out to a New Town.* Curriculum links: History: What was it like for children living in Victorian Britain.* This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader


Jillian Powell began writing with a big paper pad and coloured crayons when she was four. She used to make up 'news' stories and draw the pictures for them. When she grew up, she started writing short stories and features for magazines and then began working on books for children. She has written over 250 books including picture books and rhyming stories on ghosts, pirates, scarecrows and a dancing hippo. She also writes information books on every kind of subject from food and festivals to baby animals.

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