When his teacher sets the class a History project, Sam cannot choose which bit of History he prefers, so decides to do all of it. His version of History is a rumbustious collection of half remembered facts, assembled roughly in the right order, and glued together with alarmingly confident misunderstanding. Sam takes us from Ancient Egypt right up to Last Week with the flair of a bright eyed nine year old.
Sarah Burton is currently director of the Creative Writing M. St Programme and Tutor in Writing for Children and Short Story Writing at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of several non-fiction books, including A Double Life: a Biography of Charles and Mary Lamb, which was shortlisted for the 2003 Mind Book of the Year.
Quirky and clever, great wordplay and humour. Laugh out loud at times, innocent and just lovely.
This is hilariously funny take on history. Requires knowledge of history to spot the humour, so not really a children's read.