WIN a copy of The Dangerous Lives of the Jacobites!
Closing Date: 22nd September 2019
- Who were the Jacobites and what were they fighting for?
- Who was Bonnie Prince Charlie, and why was a young man from Italy leading the fight for the Scottish crown?
- Why was the Duke of Cumberland known as “The Butcher”?
Take a journey through time with award-winning children’s author Linda Strachan and discover the answers to all these questions and more. Along with illustrator Darren Gate, Linda brings the Jacobites, the Redcoats, Bonnie Prince Charlie and more to life for young readers in this fantastic blend of fact and fiction.
A must-have for every pupil studying the subject at school, this key period in Scottish history is told through the eyes of two young Jacobites, making it accessible and engaging for young readers.
About the Book
Step into the shoes of siblings Rob and Aggie, young Jacobites living in the Scottish Highlands in 1745, the year of the final Jacobite Rising.
From the battlefield to the croft, each easy-to-read chapter mixes Rob and Aggie’s stories with timelines, maps, diagrams and illustrations to create a fact-tastic account of the Jacobite Risings, which is both fun and emotionally engaging for 7 to 10 year olds.
The Dangerous Lives of the Jacobites continues the brilliant Fact-tastic series, which blends together intriguing facts and fascinating fiction to bring the most exciting, gruesome and crucial moments of Scottish history alive for young readers.
About the Author and Illustrator
Linda Strachan is an award-winning author of over 70 books, including the bestselling Hamish McHaggis series, novels for older children and many educational titles. An inspirational speaker in schools, libraries and at conferences from the UK to New Zealand, Linda is also a Patron of Reading and former Chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland.
Darren Gate is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Glasgow. He won the Kelpies Design and Illustration Prize in 2016. He is also the illustrator of A Secret Diary of the First World War.
For YOUR chance to WIN a copy of this book, simply answer the question below!
What are the names of the two young Jacobite siblings?