You Wouldn't Want To Be A Victorian Schoolchild!

John Malam

Illustrated by David Antram

Ages 7 to 11
01 February 2024
32 pages


Cruel school and wicked punishments await in this hilarious look at Victorian school days!

Growing up in Britain in the 1880s wasn't easy. The going was tough and the punishments were even tougher. Follow the experiences of Victorian schoolchildren and discover their top tips on how to survive at school. This perfect curriculum companion uses humorous cartoon-style illustrations to bring Victorian characters to life, while informative captions, timelines and maps explain processes or chronological events. Suddenly modern-day school doesn't seem quite so bad, as readers learn that they really wouldn't want to be a Victorian schoolchild!

The ever-popular You Wouldn't Want to Be series transports readers to the grisliest times and places in history, perfect for reluctant readers. The first-person narrative approach puts children in the shoes of some of the most unfortunate people ever to have lived.