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Marcia Williams is famous for her retellings of classic stories. From Shakespeare and Dickens to the Canterbury Tales and Greek Myths, her humorous comic-strip illustrations are hugely popular all over the world. Recent titles include The Romans: Gods, Emperors and Dormice, Archie's War, My Secret War Diary and The Tudors: Kings, Queens, Scribes and Ferrets. She lives in London. www.marciawilliams.co.uk

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[...] Marcia Williams has an innovative way of combining fact and fiction. [...] The playfulness with history, the comic caricatures with speech bubbles, the talking animals, the cute mammoths, the silly jokes (Neanderthal speech is written backwards for instance), the gore and the grunge all help impart information in the most entertaining way. Williams's trademark medium had proved fantastically popular in distilling Greek myths, Shakespeare's plays, Chaucer's Tales, the Iliad and the Odyssey, as well as Romans, Tudors and Ancient Egyptians. She is not afraid to take bug subjects and have fun. * The Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week * "It provides enough information to be useful do the topic support but the heavy use of illustration and comic storytelling also make it a really fun and enjoyable read. [...] This is absolutely ideal for Stone Age curriculum work as it works on so many different levels and within a classroom setting it could be enjoyed by pupils of differing reading ages simultaneously. The illustrations are charming, amusing and also informative, while the text is split into such small blocks and speech bubbles that it would help support less confident readers. Overall it is a delight and one of the most enjoyable books I have read on this topic." * The School Librarian * "This is Marcia Williams at her brilliant best, as we are introduced to the Clan Woolly. There's hunting and gathering to be done, things to learn and even wild wolves to be domesticated. One thing's for sure: Stone Age life was certainly varied. This book is packed with facts, beautifully detailed comic strip style illustrations and enough jokes to keep those pages turning - over and over again!" * 2017 English 4-11 Picture Book Awards *

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