*A Children's Book of the Year 2021 as chosen by The Times and Daily Mail*
Take a journey to a vanished world with the ADVENTURES IN TIME series - stories so exciting you won't believe they're all true
'The whistles blew, the cheers went up, and thousands of men were scrambling up into the rolling fields of No Man's Land . . .'
Travel back in time to The First World War, as historian Dominic Sandbrook takes us from the soaring heights of an aeroplane cockpit to the desperate depths of the enemy trenches. We are plunged first hand into a conflict like no other as, amid the greatest clash of empires ever known, the future of the world hangs in the balance...
The Adventures in Time series brings the past alive for twenty-first century children. These stories are every bit as exciting as those of Harry Potter or Matilda Wormwood. The only difference is they actually happened...
Compelling and vivid ... this memorable chronicle never loses sight of the terrible pointlessness of the conflict.
The Adventures in Time series offers accessible retellings of key moments in history for a younger audience (and, no doubt, older readers too). This instalment distils the complexities of World War I into a succinct, vivid account, which never loses sight of either the heroism or the horrors.
Few plots can rival the real-life dramas played out in the superb Adventures in Time series by the historian Dominic Sandbrook, one of the most exciting new voices in children's non-fiction.
History and fiction meld in a spectacular new series retelling thrilling tales from past eras, all with the benefit of the latest research.
For lovers of non-fiction, Dominic Sandbrook's narrative series has been a boon ... This volume is inevitably moving, and an illuminating chronicle of the waste of war.