Explore the amazing worlds of history and myth in this collection of eight exciting books. Learn through step-by-step hands-on projects: 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. 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 read 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 with easy-to-follow photographs that show you how to dress like a medieval lady, cook a cowboy meal, make Native American jewellery or create your own Egyptian tomb paintings...and much, much more. With fabulous photographs, illustrations and inside-view artworks, this stimulating reference book collection is ideal for 8- to 12- year olds to use at home and as school back-up for school projects.