Exciting stories about famous people, outlining their lives and the important events which made them memorable. Every page features easy-to-follow text and a black-and-white line drawing to help bring these events to life. Each title gives further facts about the famous person and the times in which he or she lived, plus a comprehensive time line detailing key dates. Mary Seacole charts the life of the Jamaican girl with a talent for curing illnesses as she battles with the authorities to tend wounded soldiers in the Crimea.
Harriet Castor (Mary Seacole, Cleopatra) has written several titles in this series and has a great ability to retell historical events in a lively story form to appeal to the young reader. Emma Fischel (Emmeline Pankhurst) is the author of several books in this series and is an experienced storyteller.