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History Snapshots: Toys and Games Sarah Ridley

Franklin Watts Ltd
Paperback / softback 32 pages

264 x 210 x 3mm
9th Aug 2011
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History Snapshots
British Isles
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This series brings history alive with fascinating photographs that reveal the lives of everyday people.From marbles to computer games, Toys and Games allows readers to explore the enduring appeal of toys and games and to compare and contrast them through the ages.


Toys old and new Traditional toys Teddy bears Baby toys Building toys In the garden Dolls Transport toys Sitting-down games Bicycles and tricycles Playing outside Who is who? Glossary Index and Further information


Born in Suffolk, Sarah Ridley lives on the Suffolk/Essex border and is a writer and editor of educational books for children and young people. Recently, a life-long interest in history has led her to write books about the First World War, inspired by reading letters written by soldiers who served in the conflict. Brothers at War tells the story of uncovering the material held in her own family's archives. Dear Jelly sets letters written by soldier brothers to their younger sisters at its core. Teenage children keep Sarah busy when she isn't tied to her computer, and she relaxes by walking along river estuaries close to her home.

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