Tuesday 13 August 2013

Ladybird Tuesday - Nelson

I was really pleased to pick this Ladybird book up a few weeks ago, coming as it did straight after our visit to Portsmouth to visit the Victory, Nelson's flagship. The Story of Nelson is number 4 in the Ladybird History Series 561, which includes many other notable historic figures such as Florence Nightingale, Joan of Arc, Charles Dickens as well as plenty of Kings and Queens. It was published in 1957.

Ladybird Nelson historical figures book

This book goes into a lot of detail. I learned a little bit about Nelson at school, including taking part in a musical performance of Hip Hip Horatio (with thanks to the Mumsnet forums for helping me track that one down!) but this book contains a huge amount about Nelson, and how he rose up through the ranks. 

Ladybird Nelson historical figures book

When reading this with my son I skipped up to the Battle of Trafalgar, and we both learned a great deal about the battle. Although written in simple language that children can easily follow, there is a lot to take in. It comes to an abrupt end with Nelson's death, with nothing about his continuing legacy. This is definitely a series of books for those serious about learning their historical figures!

Ladybird Nelson historical figures book

If you love Ladybird books, do pop over and visit Ladybird Tuesday, where Being Mrs C is assembling a really comprehensive catalogue of Ladybird books and reviews.

Below you can find links to all my Ladybird Tuesday book posts.

Snow White and Rose Red
Hansel and Gretel
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
The Three Little Pigs
The Old Woman and her Pig
Little Red Riding Hood
The Ugly Duckling
The Railway Children
A Little Princess
A First book of Aesop's Fables

A Ladybird Book about Knitting
More Things to Make - For Special Occasions
Easy to Make Puppets
Learning to Sew
Stamp Collecting
Tricks and Magic

Prehistoric Animals and Fossils
Stone Age Man in Britain
Great Civilisations - Crete
Charles Dickens
Lives of the Great Composers Book 1
Lives of the Great Composers Book 2
The Story of Music

Plants and How They Grow
The Ladybird Book of the Night Sky
Sea and Air Mammals
The Farm

The Story of Nuclear Power
The Motor Car
How it Works - The Computer
How it Works - The Rocket
The Story of Ships
The Postman and the Postal Service
People at Work - The Nurse

Understanding Numbers
Talkabout Clothes
Going to School
Teaching Reading

Stories of Special Days and Customs
Christmas Customs

Girls and Boys - A Ladybird Book of Childhood

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