Thursday, 7 March 2019

Giveaway #713 : Win The Story of the Second World War for Children - closed - winner Melanie Jane Stirling


This year marks the eightieth anniversary of the start of the Second World War, a war which saw horrific numbers of casualties in the trenches but also at home, with families hiding away in air raid shelters when deadly bombers brought the danger straight into Britain itself. My grandad shared many stories of his time fighting in Europe and my grandmother on the other side of the family told us of life in wartime Britain, with women going out to work for the first time and struggling to find food to fill the family's tummies, but also the great sense of solidarity and looking out for each other in the neighbourhood.


The Story of the Second World War for Children is a great resource for explaining what the world was like at the time, giving details of the causes of the war, what it was like living through the war years themselves and finally the happiness and sheer relief when the end of the war was announced.


The texts are short but they are packed with detailed information and there are numerous illustrations and photographs to help break up the texts, making it an approachable book, even for reluctant readers. It's the perfect resource for school projects, but is also an enjoyable read for leisure.


There are oodles of pictures, with many photos, diagrams and reproductions of posters, which really help give you an idea of how things were at the time. There are also feature boxes, which develop a topic that is likely to be of particular interest to readers, such as life inside a U-boat or tips for being a great jungle fighter. You can also take a look at the inside of famous tanks, aircraft, U-boats and aircraft carriers.


While the book features some immensely sad and destructive moments, such as the atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it also shows how the war brought about major advances in weaponry but also medicine and technology.

Paperback - 64 pages - 245 x 283mm
Published March 2019
ISBN 9781783124503




I have a copy of the book to give away to a lucky Madhouse Family Reviews reader. Fill in your entries in the Rafflecopter widget below.


UK only. Closing date : 21/3/19

T & C's : Entries close at midnight on the closing date. Winners will be selected with a random number generator and announced on facebook and in the giveaway post subject line. Please note, you will be contacted by email and/or twitter and if I haven't heard from you after 28 days, I'll have to pick another winner. Prizes will be sent out by the companies or their PR directly to winners. Madhouse Family Reviews cannot be held responsible for any prizes that go astray. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. The winners' personal contact information will be passed on to the PR / Brand responsible and used only for delivery of their prize.

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35 comments:

  1. My daughter would love the book, she is learning about the war at school xx

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  2. would be great for my youngest son x

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  3. My son would enjoy reading this book

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  4. My nephew and niece would both enjoy this book.

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  5. This would be great for my friend's daughter, but also, I think I would like to give it a read first!

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  6. Our children, as educational, would be of assistance with school assessments, etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  7. Ashleigh Allan8 March 2019 at 07:12

    To my son

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  8. my grandson would love this if l am the lucky winner

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  9. I would actually want to read it to the children myself and show them photos of their great grandpas and great great grandpas who fought in WW1 and WW11.

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  10. My grandchildren would love it.

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  11. I'd read it with my nieces, I think we'd both find it interesting

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  12. My Grandsons would find this very interesting as would I.

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  13. My youngest would love this for her birthday! xx

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  14. Really fascinating. My children would love it, as would I. I would like to learn about it as well!!

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  15. this would be of interest to Bob. I am entering

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  16. Count me in for a chance to WIN

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  17. Great prize for both my kids!

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  18. We have entered this competition, the boys would love this prize

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  19. My daughter Emma would love to read this marvellous book on World War 2.

    (And I would , too!!).

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  20. Would be great to have a copy for my grandson thanks for the chance

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  21. I would givew this book to my son. He loves history and especially World War II He loves non fiction and fiction books about Wolrd War II and when we went to Imperial War museum I was surprised how deep knowledge he got about this subject and he was my guide there telling me all about things I could see and later read to check that he is right.

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  22. This looks fascinating, my children would love it

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  23. My kids are learning about this at school at the moment, I'd love to win for them

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  24. My nephew would love this. Thanks for the competition.

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  25. My daughter would absolutely love this, thank you

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