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The History of Scotland for Children

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    Fiona MacDonald(Author)

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  • PDF | 192 pages
  • Fiona MacDonald(Author)
  • Lomond Books (1 Jun. 2004)
  • English
  • 6
  • History

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  • By Iain on 23 August 2017


  • By Astrid Illner on 21 March 2017

    Bought this as an introduction into Scottish history. It gives a colourful overview of most important Scottish events and is fun to read. Will also appeal to older generations and will most likely reveal some new facts for all. Recommended.

  • By ScottishConnectionNP on 30 November 2006

    The book is written in thematic chapters and sections (resulting in "social life" sections being interspersed between "political history" sections), and lacks in continuity, or historic robustness. Even though the chosen technique is sure to appeal to children (for whom the book is primarily intended, anyway), whose attention span tends to be rather short, this is achieved at the cost of some confusion at to who or what comes after what or who - and why. At any rate, the writing style is vivid and attractive, and the liberal use of colour, drawings, and photos adds to the book's appeal. (By the way, the author's name is "Fiona Macdonald", not "Flora MacDonald".)A glaring omission is a reference to Robert Louis Stevenson, all the more remarkable since under the chapter-heading "Famous Scots" there are two sections devoted to "Poets and Novelists" and "Writers and Thinkers", where there is no mention whatsoever of RLS.Despite these criticisms, I would recommend the book as a child- and visitor-pleasing introduction to the down-to-the present history of Scotland.

  • By giki on 26 July 2016

    well thought out and well presented this book is full of illustration that really catch the kids interest. It covers Scottish history from the last ice age until the end of the 20th century. A wide range of topics are covered and there is certainly much in here that I did not know about. There are a large number of interesting illustrations (the battle scenes are very popular) and the text is divided into short topics so does not look daunting and encourages independent reading. The language used is straightforward but does not talk down to young readers - we are very happy with this book.

  • By Catriona McIntosh on 3 August 2016

    Where to begin! Many outright inaccuracies throughout, a lot of spin and attempts to gloss over certain periods, and the last chapters on present day Scotland's economy, government etc. are extremely negative and propagandist against devolution, nationalism etc. Where two views on events are given, only one side is given a real voice and a volley of rhetoric to support it, they other is referred to dismissively and doubtfully.Taken together with "The Story of Scotland" by Richard Brassey and Stewart Ross, which gives the opposite interpretation of events, you might end up with a halfway balanced view.Such a shame that there isn't an unbiased, factual book of Scottish history for children that isn't following one agenda or another. There's a real market for one.

  • By LYNN ARMSTRONG on 8 August 2013

    Great quality. Prompt delivery and exactly what is required for my child's school project. Scotlands history explained easily without any complications.

  • By G. E. Kirkup on 22 February 2014

    Bought it have around at a Burns night, but found myself reading it and really enjoying the way ti was illustrated. I learned lots

  • By Dr. Franz Chudziak on 18 March 2013

    I bought this for my kids - they love it. We had this book before but lost it. The book arrived in perfect condition.

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