posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 06:17 AM
In the Third World War (due to start in the year 2023 when Martians invade)
This is quoted from the book The Woeful Second World War by Terry Deary published by Scholastic and part of the Horrible Histories franchise. The ISBN
number is 0-439-01122-1.
My first knowledge of this text was when my son (7) came crying into my bedroom telling me about world war three and when it is going to start. He was
extreamly upset by this and asked me if he was going to have to fight and told me didn't want to be separated from his family. I explained that it was
not true and as we don't know what the future holds, it is purely make believe.
I am suprised and concerned to read this in what is a factual book and not a comic book about an imagined world or future. This series is aimed at
young children/teenagers to teach them facts. Although presented in a fun way, it should not stray into the relms of fantasy and remain consistant
with the rest of the book in being factual.
For those of you who don't know, the Horrible Histories franchise is aimed at children and comprises books, magazines, theatre shows, sticker activity
books, tv series and audio cds. These focus on various world events and periods in history (eg Groovy Greeks, Dark Knights and Dingy Castles)
There are several other series as wel; horrible science (eg Deadly Diseases) and horrible geography (Violent Volcanoes). Scholastic Corporation has
teaching publications in most schools inn the UK used by teachers to teach foundation literacy (Magic Key) and various subjects in later years.
Scholastic Media produces childrens tv series such as Clifford and films such as the 2007 film The Golden Compass based on the Philip Pullmans
What do people think about this, especially with so much focus and speculation today on end of world, world war 3 and ufo/aliens/disclosure theories?
Why are we seeing more and more of this and why is it being aimed at children?
And for the numerologists amongst you this quote can be found on page 66 and starts on line 6.
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