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Books by Paul Dowswell

  • Usborne First Encyclopedia of Animals

    Paul Dowswell

    Product Code: ABMJS
    Hardback 5 years +
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    This is a fantastic new edition of this bright and lively encyclopedia, introducing young readers to the wonders of the animal world. Filled with information on mammals, birds, reptiles, creepy-crawlies and waterlife, this book answers such questions as 'Which animal has a tongue as long as its body?'; 'How does a whale breath?'; 'How does a snake see in the dark?'; and, 'Why do zebras have stripes?'. Simple text, amazing photographs, detailed illustrations and a selection of exciting recommended websites make the subject easy to understand.
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  • The Usborne Introduction to The Second World War

    Paul Dowswell

    Product Code: APNGW
    Hardback 9 years +
    A comprehensive introduction to an important and fascinating subject, this exceptional new title is published to coincide with the 60th Anniversary of VE Day. Paul Dowswell's informative and accessible text will immerse readers in the era, and hand-coloured black and white photographs give a unique and atmospheric look. Provides a genuinely international perspective, showing how people all over the world were affected by the war.
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  • Sektion 20

    Paul Dowswell

    Product Code: APVTF
    Paperback 12 years +
    Alex lives in East Berlin. The cold war is raging and he and his family are forbidden to leave. But the longer he stays the more danger he is in. Alex is no longer pretending to be a model East German, and the Stasi has noticed. They are watching him. Alex is told that further education will be blocked to him. His summer job is mysteriously cancelled, and friends begin avoiding him. His parents start to realise that leaving the East may be the only option left to them, but getting across the Wall is practically impossible. And even if Alex and his family make it to the other side, will they be able to escape the reach of the Stasi? This is a tense, page-turning thriller that builds towards a terrifying showdown as powerful forces from the East and West converge. One false move will change everything for Alex and his family, for ever.
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  • True Stories of Heroes

    Paul Dowswell

    Product Code: CBJXE
    Hardback
    A gripping collection of stories of courage and heroism. From a brave housewife's brave defiance of the Gestapo in Nazi Germany, to a doctor's risking her life to treat patients in a battle zone, this book contains inspiring tales of extraordinary courage from everyday people.
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  • True Stories Ghosts

    Paul Dowswell

    Product Code: BZJMY
    Hardback
    From a troubled spirit in Georgian England to vengeful spirit in 19th century Jamaica, to a haunted World War II U-Boat, this spine-chilling book tells the stories of documented hauntings, describing the events as they were reported at the time.
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  • True Stories of Polar Adventure

    Paul Dowswell

    Product Code: BSZHI
    Hardback
    A gripping collection of true stories telling the remarkable and dangerous journeys of exploration to the North and South Poles. This volume seeks to encourage even the most reluctant reader to pick up a book.
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  • True Stories of Everest Adventures

    Paul Dowswell

    Product Code: BROCM
    Hardback
    As the world's tallest mountain, Everest has held a special fascination for climbers. This collection of real life stories tells of the lengths to which people have gone to get to its summit, and the dangers they've experienced, in some cases ending in tragedy.
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  • Wolf Children

    Paul Dowswell

    Product Code: BGTSF
    Paperback
    It is July 1945, Hitler's Third Reich has fallen, and Berlin is in ruins. Living on the edge of survival in the cellar of an abandoned hospital, Otto and his ragtag gang of kids have banded together in the desperate, bombed-out city. The war may be over, but danger lurks in the shadows of the wreckage as Otto and his friends find themselves caught between invading armies, ruthless rival gangs and a strange Nazi war criminal who stalks them ...A climactic story of truth, friendship and survival against the odds, Wolf Children will thrill readers of Michael Morpurgo and John Boyne.
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  • Wave

    Paul Dowswell

    Product Code: AYZGZ
    Paperback
    Brothers Eddie and Charlie find a photo of the great-great-uncles they were named after and discover an amazing story of WWI, at the Front and back at home. Assured that the Germans have been destroyed by bombardment, the earlier Eddie and Charlie are sent into No Man's Land in the 'First Wave' of the Somme. But when Charlie is forced to leave Eddie behind, his life ishaunted by grief and guilt. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+
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  • Powder Monkey

    Paul Dowswell

    Product Code: AQAST
    Paperback 9 years +
    Sam is desperate to leave his sleepy Norfolk village and see the world. He seizes the chance to join a merchant ship, but soon discovers that a life at sea is harsh and often short, especially when his ship is attacked by a French privateer. About to be boarded, they fear all is lost, but the privateers are driven off by the appearance of a Royal Navy ship. Sam's relief is short-lived. Soon after, another Navy ship sends over a press gang, and he is forced to join the frigate Miranda. War with France and Spain is raging and Sam is caught in the middle with a dangerous job as a powder monkey in the company of a brutal crew. This is an amazingly well-researched adventure giving a glimpse of one boy's incredible life at sea.
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  • Auslander

    Paul Dowswell

    Product Code: AQASA
    Paperback 12 years +
    When Peter's parents are killed, he is sent to an orphanage in Warsaw. Then German soldiers take him away to be measured and assessed. They decide that Peter is racially valuable. He is Volksdeutscher: of German blood. With his blond hair, blue eyes, and acceptably proportioned head, he looks just like the boy on the Hitler-Jugend poster. Someone important will want to adopt Peter. They do. Professor Kaltenbach is very pleased to welcome such a fine Aryan specimen to his household. People will be envious. But Peter is not quite the specimen they think. He is forming his own ideas about what he is seeing, what he is told. Peter doesn't want to be a Nazi, and so he is going to take a very dangerous risk. The most dangerous risk he could possibly choose to take in Berlin in 1942.
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  • Bomber

    Paul Dowswell

    Product Code: ANHYV
    Paperback
    ONE IN FIVE NEVER RETURNED. Every boy dreams of flying, but in war that dream can turn into a nightmare. Harry Friedman is the gunner of the Macey May, an American Flying Fortress stationed in East Anglia. The Second World War is raging and the Nazis have swept over Europe. The crews of every Flying Fortress face terrible odds on their bombing missions. To make it through alive, Harry will need luck on his side and courage ...Courage to keep going when he has watched close friends die. Courage to confront a terrible evil. And the courage to make it home from deep behind enemy lines. Nail-biting tension and compelling storytelling combine with Dowswell's meticulous research to deliver a page-turner for fans of John Boyne, Morris Gleitzman and Marcus Zusak.
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  • The First World War

    Paul Dowswell

    Product Code: AKXDI
    Paperback 7 years +
    Ten stories of the First World War from people who lived through it, published in association with Imperial War Museums. Eye-witness accounts of some of World War One's most important events, from the epic naval battle of Jutland to the strange Christmas truce of 1914, are illustrated with maps and line drawings.
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  • The Red Shadow

    Paul Dowswell

    Product Code: AJVQW
    Paperback
    Russia, 1940. Fifteen-year-old Misha's life is about to transform when his father is offered a job in Stalin's inner circle. They move into a luxurious apartment in the Kremlin, but doubts about the glorious new Russia quickly surface. Misha realises that the secret police can do whatever they like. His own mother is arrested and sent to prison, but Misha and his father daren't complain. Then as German troops advance on Moscow, the atmosphere in the Kremlin ignites. Misha and a friend find themselves at the heart of a battle against the mighty state in this powerful evocation of one of the most turbulent places and periods of the 20th century, told by a master storyteller.
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