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The Great Fire Of London (Beginning History)

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  11 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Provides an introduction to the Great Fire of London - a popular National Curriculum subject. This book combines artwork and illustrations with text for young readers to discover how the fire started and what devastation it caused. It also features photos of artefacts and original illustrations.
Paperback, 24 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by Hodder Wayland
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Avi
Jun 11, 2014 Avi rated it it was amazing
My daughter wanted to know about the great fire of London, when it happened, how it started etc. This book did a fantastic job answering all of her questions and more besides. It explained how and why it spread, the aftermath and the reconstruction of parts of the city that were damaged in just enough detail to hold her interest. Would recommend to anyone who wanted to know about this event in history as a good basic starting point. For children and adults alike.
Zahara
Sep 01, 2013 Zahara rated it really liked it
The Great Fire of London by Liz Gogerly

A non-fictional book outlining how The Great fire of London began. The book displays how London was before the fire started, during the fire and the aftermath of the fire. There are many key facts and detailed pictures to help give the reader more information of how London was in the 1600’s. The author uses quotes from people of that era to show exactly how Londoners’ were feeling during the monstrous fire as well as highlighting the several wrong decisions
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Rebecca Bannocks
Aug 09, 2014 Rebecca Bannocks rated it really liked it
Liz Gogerly transports children into London in 1666 as soon as they open the front page, through the use of wonderfully detailed illustrations together with actual images of what London really looked like in 1666.

The book explains how the fire started in a bakery on Pudding Lane, and how it spread through London so easily and quickly. The reader is provided with evidence in the form of the diary entries by Samuel Pepys, which explain how the fire was eventually extinguished. The reader is then p
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Steven Farmer
Mar 16, 2013 Steven Farmer rated it really liked it
I used this book recently with a Year 5 class for a literacy lesson that linked in with their cross curricular topic of the history of London. It's a good little book with well sequenced spreads that tell the story of the Great Fire of London, using some nice illustrations to bring the story to life.

The text itself will not be a challenging read for all Year 5s, but was suitable for the majority of the children I was working with. The book could potentially be used throughout Key Stage 2 dependi
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