The Gruesome Truth About ... : Series


This is a series of 8 books about past civilisations, such as the Aztecs, the Egyptians, the Romans and the Vikings. Written by Jillian Powell and illustrated by Matt Buckingham, the approach of focusing on the most gruesome, grisly and gory facts from each era is one way of viewing history from a different angle and one that will encourage many to become young historians. Some amazing facts are combined with wonderful illustrations to achieve maximum impact. A great, accessible way to draw young students into a subject - especially those who may not respond so well to more conventional information texts.

Formats available

Picture Book | Paper Back


Non-Fiction | Boy appeal | cross curricular | suitable for SEN/reluctant readers but not specifically designed for them