‘Thomas the Baker baked the bread, on which the royal household fed… until one fateful summer’s night, when Thomas left the fire alight…’
This book tells the story of the Great Fire of London in 1666 in a fun and engaging way, and is the perfect addition to any primary school classroom.
Thomas the Baker & the Fire of London is an atmospheric and captivating retelling of the story of the Great Fire of London. Written for young readers it will especially appeal to those seeking adventure and an element of danger.
With the eventful story told in rhyme and supported by stunning illustrations by its author, Marcus Alexis, readers aged 5 to 7 are taken back to Pudding Lane to be acquainted with the fire, smoke and danger that devastated over 13,000 London homes.
Whilst the phenomenal success of the BBC’s Horrible Histories confirms the appetite of youngsters for tales from the past, we can only hope that Marcus Alexis is planning to delve back in history for inspiration for his next book.
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