The Dangerous Lives of the Jacobites

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Pub Date: 10/22/2019

Pages: 136

Publisher: Floris Books

Imprint: Kelpies

ISBN 13: 9781782505969

ISBN 10: 1782505962

Price: $9.95

Category: JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Intermediate

The Dangerous Lives of the Jacobites

By Linda Strachan, Darren Gate

Price: $9.95

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

Who were the Jacobites and what were they fighting for? 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 younger readers.

  • Who was Bonnie Prince Charlie and why was a young man from Italy leading the fight for the Scottish crown?
  • What happened at the earlier failed Risings, and why did the Jacobites keep fighting?
  • How can you turn a kilt into a sleeping bag?
  • What really happened at the Battle of Culloden?
  • Who were the Redcoats?
  • How did the Jacobite Risings change Scotland for ever?

Take a journey through time and discover all the most important and incredible bits of Jacobite history.

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 Book

Discover what life was like during the Jacobite risings of Bonnie Prince Charlie's army in eighteenth-century Scotland, from the perspectives of siblings Rob and Aggie. Includes fascinating facts and an exciting story.

Author

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, in the UK and as far afield as 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, and was shortlisted for the Bologna Children�s Book Illustration Prize. He has illustrated several books for children, including the first book in the Fact-tastic Stories from Scotland's History series, A Secret Diary of the First World War.Darren Gate is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Glasgow. He won the Kelpies Design and Illustration Prize in 2016, and was shortlisted for the Bologna Children�s Book Illustration Prize. He has illustrated several books for children, including the first book in the Fact-tastic Stories from Scotland's History series, A Secret Diary of the First World War.