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Nelson Mandela

Young Reading Series 3 Famous lives
Nelson Mandela

  • The complete story of the life of Nelson Mandela: one of the most famous names in modern history.
  • Includes insight into Mandela's rural childhood, his time with the ANC, his fight against apartheid, his time undercover as 'The Black Pimpernel', the 27 years he spent in prison and finally his appointment as South Africa’s first black president.
  • A moving story of how a country's most wanted fugitive became its greatest leader.
  • Includes internet links to recommended websites to find out more about Mandela's life and times.


Key Stage: KS2 E/H; Age 7+

Lexile Measure: 950L

Book Band: 14 - Dark blue

BIC: C5N79

CEFR Level: C1

Hardback with ribbon marker:
Price: £5.99
ISBN: 9781409523499
64 pages
196 x 130mm

Katie Daynes

Katie Daynes has written oodles of books for Usborne, from lifting the flaps on germs and poo, through things to spot in the sea and at school, to the life stories of Nelson Mandela and Marie Antoinette. She wrote My First Chess Book after being taught by her son, Joe Birks, who became the British Under 9 Chess Champion in 2017. She now lives in Yorkshire with her architect husband, two inquisitive children and a hamster called Toffee. When she’s not writing books, Katie likes walking on the blustery moors, meeting friends for coffee and playing competitive board games.

Katie Daynes