Author(s): Tony Bradman
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.
In pacey prose for 8-10s, Tony Bradman's Anglo-Saxon Boy lays out the adventures that befall Magnus, son of Harold Godwinson, in the run-up to the Battle of Hastings. It is underpinned by historical fact (Magnus existed), and includes, satisfyingly, a grandmother who leads troops, as the story chronicles the making of a warrior. -- Nicolette Jones The Sunday Times Culture magazine
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. www.tonybradman.com 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.