Walter Tull's Scrapbook (Paperback)
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Walter Tull's Scrapbook (Paperback)

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Paperback 32 Pages / Published: 07/11/2013
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The inspirational true story of Walter Tull's life is vividly presented as a scrapbook, drawing on photographs, documents and records of his life. Born in Kent, in 1888, Walter Tull became not just the first black British professional outfield football player - for Tottenham Hotspur and Northampton Town - but also the first black officer in the British Army. His leadership and courage in the trenches of the First World War won him a recommendation for a Military Cross that was never awarded because of his skin colour. Discover his life story, from his childhood in an orphanage, through his footballing years, to his eventual tragic death, aged 29, on the Somme. The legacy of Walter Tull lives on.

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781847804914
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 136 g
Dimensions: 270 x 214 x 5 mm


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'This will be a real hit with a wide range of children. ... Swiftly told, the story balances excitement, matter of fact detail and pathos.'


Inspiring and relevant; Walter Tull's Scrapbook is an important story about overcoming discrimination on and off the pitch.


Inspiring.


A fascinating insight into a man who broke across boundaries. In an age when we still find prejudice on and off the playing field, this book conveys an important message - one we must heed.

'A welcome addition to any child's library.'

Inspiring.

'Fiction and non-fiction combine successfully in this title creating an insight, through photos, documents and records into a fascinating and perhaps under-known character.'

'What makes this account especially vivid is the wealth of period photographs .... An inspiring account of courage and leadership.'

'This book was brilliant to read and I learned so much from it.' '9.5/10' 'amazing'

The book...is excellent and will surely also appeal to any reluctant young readers who like football or the military.'

'A poignant, well written and illustrated book stands as a tribute to a special person worthy of remembrance.'

'Michaela Morgan has created a vivid account of his life and the world in which he lived, so that the reader an truly relate to him as a person. ... A very good addition to the school library.'

Inspiring and relevant; Walter Tull's Scrapbook is an important story about overcoming discrimination on and off the pitch.

'This will be a real hit with a wide range of children. ... Swiftly told, the story balances excitement, matter of fact detail and pathos.'

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