From exploring the forgotten world of the Vikings, to discovering the weird and wonderful mythological creatures that have inspired monster stories, this series of books explores the subjects that all kids find fascinating, and puts them into historical context. Journey into the afterlife by exploring the tombs of warrior kings and mummies of beautiful princesses, and learn about how ordinary people were once put to death for being called a witch. Read about the pioneers who set out for a new life in the Wild West of America, and explore the cultures of the Sioux, Blackfoot and other native American tribes they encountered along the way. Each book contains hands-on step-by-step projects to make history come alive. Explore the amazing worlds of fact and fantasy in this collection of eight exciting books: Pirates; Witches; Monsters; Mummies; Knights & Castles; Wild West; North American Indians; and Vikings. Learn through step-by-step hands-on projects that make history and mythology come alive: make a shaman's mask, prepare a recipe to keep vampires at bay, learn to write your name in runes, build a model castle and make your own tipi. Includes more than 1600 fabulous photographs, illustrations and inside-view artworks.