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Author Deary, Terry.

Title The wicked history of the world / Terry Deary ; [illustrated by] Martin Brown
Published London : Scholastic Children's Books, 2003


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Description 93 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Series Horrible histories
Horrible histories.
Contents Horrible hunters -- Savage cities -- Terrible tombs -- The awesome East -- Rotten Rome -- Beastly barbarians -- Nasty knights -- Terrifying torture -- Super sacrifice -- Evil explorers -- Rowdy rebellions -- Cruel criminals -- Woeful workers -- Wicked wars
Summary THE HORRIBLE HISTORY OF THE WORLD presents the foul but fascinating story of humans from brain-nibbling Neanderthals to terrified teenage soldiers in the twentieth century. Readers can discover why Alexander the Great banned beards, what smelly sport was played by samurai warriors and who tried to bump off her enemies with a cake made with poisoned bath-water. It's all you ever need to know about the wicked world - all the gore and more
Notes Victorian Premier's reading challenge booklist 2007- year 5 and year 6
Victorian Premier's reading challenge booklist 2007 - year 7 to 9
Audience Upper primary and lower secondary school students
Subject World history -- Juvenile humor.
Civilization -- Juvenile humor.
Civilization -- Juvenile literature.
World history.
World history -- Juvenile literature.
History -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form Juvenile works.
Author Brown, Martin, 1959-
ISBN 0439978149