Lena Lenik S.O.S. by Bernard Ashley
  

Lena Lenik S.O.S.

Written by Bernard Ashley
Illustrated by Ollie Cuthbertson

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Interest Age 7 Reading Age 7 | In a nutshell: the surprise arrival of a new baby | Bernard Ashley’s exciting contemporary story throbs with real voices, real situations, and real heart. Lena can’t work out what’s wrong with her mum, she’s tired all the time and doesn’t want to eat. But Mum’s not ill, she’s pregnant! Lena, a keen member of her local Cubs, helps her mum throughout the pregnancy and when the baby decides to arrive early, before the midwife or Dad can get there, Lena is still there to help Mum, just as her aunty had helped at her mum’s birth back in a snowy Poland. A warm cheerful story about modern family life. ~ Andrea Reece

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Synopsis

Lena Lenik S.O.S. by Bernard Ashley

Lena's mum is expecting a new baby but Lena is more interested in her own concerns, most pressingly her quest for as many Scout badges as her sleeve can hold and having fun at Polish Club. When Lena's mum goes into labour, the midwife is caught in traffic and dad's out of range, Lena suddenly faces a challenge like no other! A wonderfully heartfelt tale, from a writer renowned for his realism, empathy and compassion for the underdog.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+

About the Author

Bernard Ashley

Bernard Ashley lives in Charlton, south east London, only a street or so from where he was born. He was educated at the Roan School, Blackheath and Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, Rochester. After National Service in the RAF Bernard trained to teach at Trent Park College of Education, specializing in Drama. He followed this with an Advanced Diploma at the Cambridge Institute and has recently been awarded honorary Doctorates in Education by the University of Greenwich and in letters by the University of Leicester. During his career as a teacher he worked in Kent, Hertfordshire, Newham and Greenwich, with thirty years of headships in the last three. His debut novel The Trouble with Donovan Croft won the Other Award, the alternative to the Carnegie Medal, and several of his other titles have been highly commended by the Carnegie Medal panel.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
72 pages

Author

Bernard Ashley
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Author's Website

www.bashley.com/

Publisher

Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

15th April 2017

ISBN

9781781125717

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