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The Danger Zone

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    Book 1
    Book 1

    Avoid Being A Tudor Colonist!

    This work contains amusing illustrations and descriptive text, which provide an interesting insight into the age of expl... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    Avoid Being A Convict Sent To Australia!

    This book contains amusing illustrations and descriptive text, which provide an interesting insight into the harsh reali... More

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    Avoid Becoming An Egyptian Pyramid Builder!

    The humorous cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative approach encourage readers to get emotionally involved with t... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    Avoid Entering the Greek Olympics

    The humorous cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative approach encourage readers to get emotionally involved with t... More

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    Book 5
    Book 5

    Avoid Sailing On The Mayflower!

    The book charts the events of The Mayflower through the eyes of Priscilla Mullins, as the crew begin to suffer from poor... More

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    Book 6
    Book 6

    Avoid Being A Sumerian Slave!

    You certainly discover more about your country as you move from wealthy households to temples before finally ending up l... More

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    Book 7
    Book 7

    Avoid Being A Skyscraper Builder!

    As a builder during America's Great Depression, you'll take any job you can get. But you'd better have a good head for h... More

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    Book 8
    Book 8

    Avoid Being A Suffragette!

    The spread of female suffrage is one of the success stories of the 20th century, but it was not achieved without a great... More

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    Book 9
    Book 9

    Avoid Being A Worker On The Taj Mahal!

    Discover what it was like to build the Taj Mahal in this new Danger Zone title. Become an ordinary, hard-working, poorly... More

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    Book 10
    Book 10

    Avoid Being A Secret Agent In The Second World War!

    As a French refugee in the Second World War, you find hope in the Special Operations Executive in Britain. Your task? In... More

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    Book 11
    Book 11

    Avoid Sailing With Christopher Columbus!

    The amusing illustrations and descriptive text provide an interesting insight into the age of sea exploration and the me... More

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    Book 12
    Book 12

    Avoid Being A 1920's Gangster!

    When you and your brother Tony need work in prohibition-era Chicago, you find yourselves helping the police force by goi... More

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    Book 13
    Book 13

    Avoid Meeting A Body Snatcher!

    It's 1828 and you're a medical student at the world-famous Edinburgh university. You are keen to start dissecting bodies... More

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    Book 14
    Book 14

    Avoid Meeting Typhoid Mary!

    This title in the very popular Danger Zone series explores the life and times of Typhoid Mary. Read about her early begi... More

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    Book 15
    Book 15

    Avoid Being In The First Submarine!

    This is the true story of the Hunley, a hand-cranked submarine of the American Civil War which has now been raised and p... More

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    Book 16
    Book 16

    Avoid Exploring With Marco Polo!

    As infamous explorer Marco Polo's sidekick, you can explore exciting new lands and behold magnificent beasts! And all so... More

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    Book 17
    Book 17

    Avoid Being A Ninja Warrior!

    Do you have what it takes to be a ninja warrior? Could you make the grade as one of Japan's silent, stealthy and most fe... More

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    Book 18
    Book 18

    Avoid Being A World War Two Pilot!

    As an American pilot joining the RAF during World War Two, you'll experience many ups and downs, and no doubt you'll dis... More

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    Book 19
    Book 19

    Avoid Being On The First Flying Machine!

    Man has always dreamed of being able to fly like the birds, but by the end of the nineteenth century this dream was beco... More

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    Book 20
    Book 20

    Avoid Being In A Medieval Castle!

    Life in a medieval castle was not as romantic as you might think! See what life was really like for a lowly servant, car... More

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    Book 21
    Book 21

    Avoid Working On A Medieval Cathedral!

    Tracing the architectural and social history of the cathedral, with one eye on the variety of things that could go very,... More

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    Book 22
    Book 22

    You Wouldn't Want To Live In The Middle Ages!

    This unique collection of some of the deadliest, most heroic and most bizarre historic stories and events from the popul... More

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    Book 23
    Book 23

    Avoid Being a Pony Express Rider!

    Get ready...It's 1860, and a new mail company is looking for riders. It's tough work, but well paid. Do you have what it... More

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    Book 24
    Book 24

    Avoid Working On The Statue Of Liberty!

    The year is 1871 and you are about to be involved in the building of America's most famous landmark - the Statue of Libe... More

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    Book 25
    Book 25

    Avoid Being Leonardo Da Vinci!

    Leonardo da Vinci was a great inventor, military engineer, scientist, botanist and mathematician, as well as an accompli... More

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    Book 26
    Book 26

    Avoid Being A US Civil War Soldier!

    The humorous cartoon style illustrations and the narrative approach encourage readers to get emotionally involved with t... More

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    Book 27
    Book 27

    Avoid Being At The Boston Tea Party!

    You are George Robert Twelves Hewes, you don't know it yet but you will be an eye witness to some of the most important ... More

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    Book 28
    Book 28

    Avoid Fighting In The First Crusade!

    It is AD 1096 and you are a dashing young Christian knight about to travel thousands of miles to fight for your faith an... More

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    Book 29
    Book 29

    Avoid Being A Slave In Pompeii!

    It is AD 79 and you are a trusted slave, looking after your master's young son in a quiet and pleasant Roman seaside tow... More

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    Book 30
    Book 30

    Avoid Becoming An Incan Mummy!

    You are the Sapa Inca, supreme ruler of one of the greatest empires the world has ever known. As the son of a god, you c... More

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    Book 31
    Book 31

    Avoid Being A Second World War Evacuee!

    The humorous cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative approach encourage readers to get emotionally involved with t... More

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    Book 32
    Book 32

    Avoid Sailing In The Spanish Armada!

    The humorous cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative approach in this book encourage readers to get emotionally in... More

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    Book 33
    Book 33

    Avoid Being A Roman Soldier!

    The humorous cartoon-style illustrations and narrative approach encourage readers to get emotionally involved with the c... More

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    Book 34
    Book 34

    Avoid Working On The Great Wall of China!

    The humorous cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative approach encourage readers to get emotionally involved with t... More

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    Book 35
    Book 35

    Avoid Exploring With Captain Cook!

    The humorous cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative approach encourages readers to get emotionally involved with ... More

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    Book 36
    Book 36

    Avoid Being An Assyrian Soldier!

    The humorous cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative approach encourage readers to get emotionally involved with t... More

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    Book 37
    Book 37

    Avoid Being Tutankhamun!

    You ruled Egypt for a brief but turbulent period, oversaw a national change in religion and then died mysteriously at on... More

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    Book 38
    Book 38

    Avoid Being A Mayan Soothsayer!

    You are the son of a Mayan soothsayer, living near the city of Copan in about AD 710. Becoming a soothsayer yourself mea... More

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    Book 39
    Book 39

    Avoid Being An Aristocrat In The French Revolution!

    This gripping account of the perils of the French Revolution is based on the true story of Grace Elliott, a Scotswoman w... More

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    Book 40
    Book 40

    Avoid Working in a Victorian Mill

    The year is 1842, and you have been taken from your mother in London to work in a cotton mill in smoky Manchester. The w... More

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    Book 41
    Book 41

    Avoid Working In The Forbidden City!

    You are a hard-working student in 18th-century China, aiming for a glittering career as a court official. You will have ... More

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    Book 42
    Book 42

    Avoid Being A Samurai!

    Strap on your elaborate armour and fearsome face mask, but be prepared for years of training! It takes self-discipline a... More

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    Book 43
    Book 43

    Avoid Sailing With Francis Drake!

    This descriptive text provides an interesting insight into exploration in the 16th century including: what it was like o... More

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    Book 44
    Book 44

    Avoid Being Joan of Arc!

    As an ordinary girl born during in France during the Hundred Years War, you have an overwhelming desire to save your cou... More

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    Book 45
    Book 45

    Avoid Flying On The Hindenburg!

    This work allows you to travel back to the 1930's and find out why you should avoid flying on the Hindenburg! Through th... More

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    Book 47
    Book 47

    Avoid Being A Salem Witch!

    Its 1692 and you're about to face the trial of your life as a suspected Salem witch! This is the harrowing story of the ... More

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    Book 48
    Book 48

    Avoid Being A Victorian Servant!

    This title can be used as a background approach to wider issues in Victorian times, such as class divides, daily life an... More

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    Book 49
    Book 49

    Avoid Climbing Mount Everest!

    As an enthusiastic climber, you are delighted when you receive the call to climb the most intimidating peak, the highest... More

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    Book 50
    Book 50

    Avoid Being Sir Isaac Newton!

    Sir Isaac Newton was one of the most famous scientists of his age, in fact, many people think he was the greatest scient... More

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    Book 51
    Book 51

    Avoid Working On A Victorian Bridge!

    It'll take fourteen years, but as the son of a renowned architect, it's up to you to continue building the Brooklyn Brid... More

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    Book 52
    Book 52

    Avoid Becoming An Aztec Sacrifice!

    The topics covered in this book include beliefs and attitudes of the Aztecs to life and death, festivals and the geograp... More

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    Book 53
    Book 53

    Avoid Being Mary, Queen Of Scots!

    See life through the eyes of one of the most unfortunate people in European history! Crowned as a baby, widowed at 18, s... More

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    Book 54
    Book 54

    Avoid Joining A Wild West Wagon Train!

    This is an ideal text for shared and guided reading for Key Stage 2 pupils within the framework of the National Literacy... More

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    Book 55
    Book 55

    Avoid Being On Apollo 13!

    "Avoid Being on Apollo 13!" is an ideal text for shared and guided reading for Key Stage 2 pupils within the framework o... More

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    Book 56
    Book 56

    20 Postcards of Horrible Things You Wouldn't Want to Know About Sailing on the Titanic!

    Check out how frightening it was to be on the 'unsinkable' Titanic with these fact-packed Danger Zone postcards. Read ab... More

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