Get ready … to leave behind your home in England and risk your life in the name of exploration. You will have to face starvation and disease if you are going to, set up a colony. ItÆs not an easy life! Top Tips from Experts: If you get really hungry, boil up your boots and eat them. Don't steal food from the Native Americans or you might end up dead. Build well-protected livestock pens-even your own people might try to steal from you. Grow tobacco in your settlement. You might make a fortune selling it! Book jacket.
Examines for young readers the long and arduous journey to the Far East taken by Marco Polo and his companions, which took more than 20 years to complete and included extreme travel conditions, hostile armies and strange animals. Simultaneous.
HISTORY & THE PAST: GENERAL INTEREST (CHILDREN'S / TEENAGE). In 16th century London, you start work as an actor at William Shakespeare's theatre, but soon realise it won't be easy. It'll take an excellent memory, a penchant for wearing dresses and a keen eye for avoiding rotten vegetables. But against all odds, you could do well here...just watch where you're pointing that cannon! Humorous illustrations bring the characters to life, while informative captions explain processes or chronological events. Each spread comes complete with a Handy Hint box, offering a clever tip on how to survive whatever ghastly situation you've found yourself in. A glossary and index featured in every title makes the "You Wouldn't Want To Be" series an ideal introduction to the conventions of non-fiction texts for young readers. Ages 7+
You are Christopher Columbus, the explorer who accidentally discovered America. Follow Columbus' struggles to finance his journeys, his sometimes infamous behaviour and his final lonely days. "You Wouldn't Want To Be" is a constantly-growing library of exciting titles which transport the reader to the grisliest times and places in history. The first-person narrative approach puts the reader in the shoes of some of the most unfortunate people ever to have lived. Humorous cartoon-style illustrations bring the characters to life, while informative captions explain processes or chronological events.