Wednesday, 28 May 2014

The Danger Zone Series - "Avoid Being Mary, Queen of Scots" by Fiona Macdonald and David Antram (Book House)

Avoid Being Mary, Queen of Scots

Written by Fiona Macdonald

Illustrated by David Antram

Published by Book House

Book House / Salarya's brilliant history series is now one of Charlotte's favourite non fiction ranges and when we spotted one of the "Danger Zone" books in our local library, we had to nab it.

With a chance to learn all about Mary, Queen of Scots, Charlotte was wrapped up in this book from the moment we got home. Charting Mary's life from childhood right through to exile, failed marriages and enough plots and intrigue to make the average episode of Game of Thrones look like an episode of Coronation Street, this book is a fantastic and fascinating resource.

David Antram's humorous illustrations make it extremely accessible for Charlotte's age group, and this particularly turbulent period of history is fascinating to her (she has previously enjoyed Salariya's fantastic book charting the perils of being married to Henry VIII.

One of the most tragic characters in royal history, poor Mary!

Charlotte's best bit: Imagining what it would be like to become queen at such an early age

Daddy's Favourite bit: Book House / Salariya really do know how to put together a fascinating and engaging non-fiction range for kids. We must seek out more in the Danger Zone series.