Anglo-Saxon Boy

By Tony Bradman
Illustrated by Sam Hart

An action-packed Anglo-Saxon tale of one boy's journey to the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

The story of one Anglo-Saxon boy's journey to the Battle of Hastings in 1066: Key Stage 2 History brought to life as battle-packed adventure. 1065: Magnus is the son of Harold Godwinson, lord of the Southern Saxons and ruthlessly ambitious claimant to the throne of England. Overnight, Magnus finds himself cast centre-stage in the blood-soaked family feud that led to one of history’s most famous battles. This is the family tragedy behind 1066: live it with Magnus, as the wolves of history close in on his Anglo-Saxon boyhood.

  • Fact-based re-imagining of the real Magnus Godwinson's story in the run-up to 1066. National Curriculum Key Stage 2 History – Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, Battle of Hastings.
  • Graphic-style black and white illustrations bring history to life for 9+ readers.
  • Follow-up novel to Viking Boy (2012): “A pacey tale of blood, fire and vengeance … it has that real peril that young readers love.” Books For Keeps / "For thrilling real-life action adventure, you won't get much better than Tony Bradman."

About the author

Tony Bradman has worked in children's books for over 30 years as a writer, a reviewer, and an editor of anthologies. His books include the Dilly the Dinosaur picture-book series, which sold 2 million copies worldwide.Tony is lead author for Project X, OUP's reading scheme for boys up to Year 6. He has been a judge for the Smarties Book Prize, Booktrust Teen Awards and is chair of the Siobhan Dowd Trust. Anglo-Saxon Boy is his second novel for Walker. He lives in Beckenham, Kent. Sam Hart is a comic-book and graphic novel illustrator who has worked on Starship Troopers, Judge Dredd, and Brothers: The Fall of Lucifer. He is also the illustrator of Tony Lee’s Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood and Excalibur: The Legend of King Arthur. Sam Hart lives in Brazil.

ISBN: 9781406363777
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: May 1, 2017
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 240pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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