'If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten'  

- Rudyard Kipling


Debi tailors some of Rolo's adventures to the Key Stage 2 History curriculum, making The Secret Adventures of Rolo the ideal set of books for introducing children to history. The books can be enjoyed as 'stand alone' reads or as part ofa substantial series. 


Which parts of history does Rolo encounter?

Book 1

Athelstan and the Time Tunnel

The English Civil War
The Great Fire of Malborough
The Invention of 'Cat's Eyes'
Crop Rotation
Thomas Wolsey
The Blitz


Book 2

The Chilvester Passage

The Mary Rose
The Moon Rakers
Ancient Egypt
The Black Death
Space Exploration
Invention of the X-ray
The Bronze Age

Book 3

The Dragon's Pram

The Iron Age
Constructing the Kennet and Avon Canal
The Magna Carta
Henry VIII
The Gunpowder Plot


Book 4

Jewel Dog and the Dragons

Bronze Age Settlement
The Christmas Truce (1914)
King Alfred and the Vikings
The Founding of the UAE
The Trojan Horse
Aesop's Fables


Book 5

Phoenix and the Dragonling

Hadrian's Wall
The Titanic
Florence Nightingale
The First Emperor of China