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The Groovy Greeks (Horrible Histories)

The Groovy Greeks (Horrible Histories)

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The Groovy Greeks (Horrible Histories)

by Terry. Deary

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This book is used, in 'as new' condition. No wear to covers, no markings inner pages. Spine intact, no creases

"A former actor, theatre-director and drama teacher, Deary says he began writing when he was 29. Most famously, he is one of the authors of the Horrible Histories series of books popular among children for their disgusting details, gory information and humorous pictures and among adults for getting children interested in history. Books in the series have been widely translated into other languages and imitated.

A cartoon series has been made of the series of books and was shown on CiTV for a period in 2002.

The first series of a live-action comedy sketch show of the same name was shown on CBBC in 2009 and a second series is due.

Terry is also known widely throughout children and adult reading groups alike for his True Stories series (see below for series list).

He received an Honorary Doctorate of Education from the University of Sunderland in 2000. His numerous accolades also include the Blue Peter "Best Nonfiction Author of the Century" Award in the U.K." Good Reads "Apparently the Greeks (we are talking about the Ancient variety) were a rather groovy bunch. The boys didn't start school until they were seven and girls didn't have to go at all. Greek children invented all manner of cool games just for something to do, and the grown-ups invented the Olympic Games and made the men run naked.
As Terry Deary points out, though, in his Horrible Histories: Groovy Greeks, things were not always quite as jolly and some of the more disturbing facts unearthed in this funny and clever alternative to the history book are actually quite, well, horrible.

Illustrated by the talented Martin Brown, Horrible Histories: Groovy Greeks adds a certain edge to the study of Ancient Greece by getting down to the nitty-gritty of Greek life and letting rip with the kind of nasty, revolting facts that any kids would kill to get their hands on." Good Reads


On Apr 19 2014, Fireflower537 said:
A funny look at the ancient Greeks. A good book...even for adults.

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Ohkwaho Books and Fine Art CA (CA)
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The Groovy Greeks (Horrible Histories)
Terry. Deary
Book Condition
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none - paperback
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Scholastic Hippo
Place of Publication
Date Published
October 20, 1995
19.6 x 12.8 cm
Non-Fiction, History, Children's Books, Greece

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Seller rating:
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Oakville, Ontario

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