Title: The Frightful First World War
Author: Terry Deary
Page Count/Review Word Count: 128
The Horrible Histories series was consistently good throughout, but The Frightful First World War still manages to scare away the opposition with terrifying tales of trench foot, dead soldiers and dead horses. Deary’s writing is evocative and informative at the same time, and he delivers the perfect book for kids who love to read and who love history with the gory bits left in.
World War I marked a period that we should never forget, and it’s as important as ever for our youngsters to learn all about it. This is a great way to introduce them to the topic while entertaining them.