The Long-Lost Secret Diary of the World’s Worst Engineers

Suggested age 7 +


Author: Various
ISBN: 9781913971137
Date Published: 28 Jul 2021

This series of hilarious fictional diaries put us inside the heads of hapless figures from history in frazzling situations. Malik and Leila are two Algerian children living in 19th-century Paris who become apprentices to the famous engineer, Gustave Eiffel, helping him to construct the iconic Statue of Liberty as a gift to America. When he s searching for his next project, Malik and Leila help to inspire Gustave to construct the Eiffel Tower the tallest tower in the world and then face the dangers and disasters of making their boss dream a reality. ‘Get Real’ fact boxes feature throughout, providing historical context and further information, as well as a timeline, historical biographies and a glossary in the end matter.


Dimensions12.9 × 2.3 × 19.8 cm



Age 7 – 9, Age 9 – 12




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