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  • Published: 3 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9780448455808
  • Imprint: Grossett
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 48
  • RRP: $7.99

Hidden Army

Clay Soldiers of Ancient China



For more than two thousand years, a secret army of life-size terra-cotta soldiers lay buried underground in China. But in 1974, some farmers digging a well discovered the first of what turned out to be an army of more than 7,000. Who made them? And why? In this fascinating reader, kids will learn all about one of the wonders of the ancient world and the fierce first emperor of China.

  • Published: 3 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9780448455808
  • Imprint: Grossett
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 48
  • RRP: $7.99

About the author

Jane O'Connor

Jane O’Connor is a former primary school teacher turned academic and writer. She was born and brought up in Surrey and lived in London until she moved to the West Midlands in her mid-thirties. Jane’s PhD was about child stars and she is now a Reader at Birmingham City University where she researches children’s experiences of celebrity, media and everyday life. Jane lives in Sutton Coldfield with her husband and two young sons in a house full of pirates, dinosaurs, superheroes and lots of books. She really likes all animals, especially hedgehogs.


Needlemouse is her debut novel.

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