You Wouldn't Want To Sail on the Mary Rose!

Fiona MacDonald

You Wouldn't Want To Sail on the Mary Rose!
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You’re a young sailor aboard the ill-fated Mary Rose, pride of Henry VIII’s fleet. You’ll learn the ropes (literally!) as you explore the famous ship’s rigging, its diverse and occasionally motley crew, its food supply and weaponry for battle. You’ll also be present for the ship’s tragic sinking outside Portsmouth Harbour – but will you survive this tragic event?

The humorous cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative approach placing readers at the centre of the narrative history encourage readers to get emotionally involved with the characters, aiding their understanding of what life would have been like aboard the Mary Rose. The title also covers the salvage attempts carried out by African divers like Jacques Francis in the Tudor period, and subsequent attempts, including the successful raising of the Mary Rose in 1982. This title has been written in consultation with the Mary Rose Trust to ensure that its content is as accurate as possible. Informative captions, a complete glossary and an index make this title an ideal introduction to the conventions of non-fiction texts for young readers.

About the Author

Fiona Macdonald studied history at Cambridge University and at the University of East Anglia. She has taught in adult education and in schools and universities, and is the author of numerous books for children on historical topics.

About the Illustrator

David Antram was born in Brighton, England, in 1958. He studied at Eastbourne College of Art and then worked in advertising for 15 years before becoming a full-time illustrator.

He has since illustrated well over 100 titles, mainly for children and young adults, including around 60 in the bestselling 'You Wouldn't Want to Be' series.

About the Author

Fiona Macdonald studied history at Cambridge University and at the University of East Anglia. She has taught in adult education and in schools and universities, and is the author of numerous books for children on historical topics.

About the Illustrator

David Antram was born in Brighton, England, in 1958. He studied at Eastbourne College of Art and then worked in advertising for 15 years before becoming a full-time illustrator.

He has since illustrated well over 100 titles, mainly for children and young adults, including around 60 in the bestselling 'You Wouldn't Want to Be' series.

Product information

Type: Paperback
Pages: 40
Size: 240 x 212 mm