Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders: World War II
Tony Robinson & Del Thorpe
Winner, Blue Peter Book Awards
Tony Robinson takes children on a headlong gallop through the history of World War II in this entertaining history book, part of his Weird World of Wonders series.
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Tony Robinson has written many books on historical subjects, including Tony Robinson’s Kings and Queens and The Worst Children’s Jobs in History, which won the Best Book with Facts category of the Blue Peter Book Awards. His Weird World of Wonders series launched in 2012 and there are currently seven titles in the series, including Inventions, which was a special World Book Day title in 2013. He has written several television series for children including 'Maid Marian and Her Merry Men', for which he received a BAFTA and a Royal Television Award. He presented Channel 4's archaeology series 'Time Team', and played Baldrick in 'Blackadder'. In 2013 Tony Robinson received a knighthood.
Del Thorpe has been drawing ever since that time he ruined his mum’s best tablecloth with wax crayons. Most of his formative work can be found in the margins of his old school exercise books. His maths teacher described these misunderstood works as ‘wasting time’. When he left normal school, Del went to art school and drew serious, grown-up things. Soon he decided the grown-up stuff was mostly boring, so went back to drawing silly cartoons and has done ever since.