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The Fire of London

Toby and The Great Fire Of London
by Margaret Nash

Toby has forgotten a delivery for Mr Pepys, but as he sets out across London he sees the sky is full of flames!

The Great Fire Dogs
by Megan Rix

London 1666 - A terrible plague has swept through the city and people live in fear of animals carrying the disease.

Woofer is a loveable stray who works in the palace kitchen and Tiger Lily is the pampered pet spaniel of King Charles II. They come from very different worlds but this hasn't stopped them becoming the best of friends and looking out for each other. When Woofer finds himself in trouble he has to escape the palace grounds and Tiger Lily isn't far behind him.

It's not long before a new danger emerges - a great fire is sweeping across London destroying everything in its path. Can these two brave dogs survive the blazing fire and make their way to safety?

Great Fire of London (Historical Stories)
by Jill Atkins

As a sleepy William awakes from the cries of Fire, Fire, he thinks something big must be burning. But from the comfort of his own bed he does not realise the whole of London is ablaze! Will is desperate to help save his home and beloved city but are Will and his family in danger? Will they be able to escape with their lives?

Raven Boy
by Pippa Goodhart

Young Nick Truelove blames King Charless II for the death of his parents, and vows to get revent. He forms a special friendship with a young raven and inspired by its bold behavious and wily cunning bluffs his way into the centre of the King's power, the Tower of London. But the Great Fire and an encounter with the King himself will change Nick's life for ever. Pippa Goodhart's novel is firmly rooted in history and vividly describes the horror of the Plague and the Great Fire. At its heart though is a thrilling adventure about a boy, his battle with injustice, and his special relationship with a wild animal.

The Thieves of Pudding Lane: A Story of the Great Fire of London
by Jonathan Eyers

Gripping historical adventure set in the Great Fire of London. A young boy orphaned by the Plague learns to survive as a thief on the streets of London - until fire breaks out...

London, 1666. Orphaned by the Great Plague, Sam is soon starving on the streets - and desperate enough to steal some bread. He's quickly recruited as one of sinister Uncle Jack's children, and taught to pick pockets. If he gets caught by the law, the punishment will be death - and if he crosses Uncle Jack, it could be just as bad. Still, it's a living for Sam and his fellow thief Catherine... until the long, hot London summer means a blaze at the Pudding Lane bakery runs out of control... and they learn that Uncle Jack's schemes are far more evil than they knew.

Running for their lives from thiefmasters, thieftakers and the Great Fire of London itself, can two reluctant criminals save an innocent life - and their own skins?

The Great Fire: A City in Flames
by Ann Turnbull

'In sixteen hundred and sixty-six, London burned like rotten sticks.'

Left alone and homeless by the Great Plague, Sam struggled to survive. He was lucky to get a job working for the Giraud family. Though Andre, the son of his boss, doesn't make life easy.

And then a fire breaks out on Pudding Lane. Before anyone fully realises what's happening, London's burning ... and this fire can't be put out. Now it's time for Sam to prove what he's really worth. If he can get out alive...

A thrilling historical adventure produced in partnership with the National Archives.

The Baker's Boy and the Great Fire of London
by Tony Bradman

This exciting story brings the tale of the great fire of London to life for young readers.

When Will Farriner wakes to the sound of crackling flames and the smell of smoke, he knows something is terribly wrong! As his family escape the flames engulfing their bakery, Will realises he must stop the fire from spreading. But what can be done before all of London goes up in smoke?

Full of adventure and danger, this short text is suitable for struggling readers but engaging enough to give confident readers a quick, fun read.