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The remarkable story of Horatio Nelson, the greatest naval commander of all time, from boy sailor to beloved national hero. Packed with colourful illustrations, diagrams, maps, battle plans, and a cutaway view of Nelson's ship HMS Victory. Internet links to recommended websites via the Usborne Quicklinks Website. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme Young Reading Series 3 for fully confident readers.

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Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9780746068175
Extent: 64 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
David Cuzik

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Minna Lacey

Minna Lacey has been writing books for Usborne since 2004, about all kinds of topics - from machines and nature to Christopher Columbus and the Olympics. Born in London, Minna worked as a journalist in Bogota, Colombia, and New York before returning to London to write. She loves reading, drawing, photography, ping pong and Salsa dancing, and has two children called Finn and Poppy.

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I am in Yr.4 in a new school and was placed in Nelson house. This has prompted me to pick this book from my school library. I really enjoyed reading this book and I think that everyone that reads it will too.The author describes it so clearly that it seems as if you are in the exciting adventures as well. I learnt lots of interesting and fascinating facts by reading it. Lord Nelson's bravery and fighting spirit encountering Napoleon's army greatly inspired me from reading this book. I think Usborne Famous Lives series should be in every junior school library. Thanking You


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