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Paperback
64 pages

Author

Theresa Breslin
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Illustrated By

Nelson Evergreen

Publisher

Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

15th March 2013

ISBN

9781781121986

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The Traveller by Theresa Breslin



The Traveller

Written by: Theresa Breslin
Illustrated by: Nelson Evergreen


Primary Category - 14+ readers   Category - Dyslexia-friendly   

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Julia Eccleshare's comment:

Interest Age Teen Reading Age 7 

Against the dramatic background of a violent storm, this story within a story simply but elegantly unfolds in carefully chosen vocabulary. As the old man at the bar tells his favourite tale of the traveller, whose fury at all he heard about the Kingdom to the West caused him to sally forth into a wild night in which he must surely have perished, another unknown traveller arrives. Who is the young man and what is his business? How the two stories are interwoven gives the story the timeless and soothing feel of a traditional story.

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The Traveller by Theresa Breslin

On a stormy winter's night an old man sits over his wine cup and tells a tale: of the Lord Aleslan and his evil deeds; of the good wife who could not influence him for the better and died, leaving a son; and of her brother, who stole the child to save it from Aleslan's evil. And now the son returns...

Thrilling mystery from the Carnegie Medal winning author.  Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 12+



About The Author


Theresa Breslin

Theresa Breslin is the critically acclaimed author of over 30 books for children and young adults whose work has been filmed for television, broadcast on radio, and is read world-wide in many languages. A respected contributor to professional journals, she is passionate about children’s literature and literacy. She travels extensively, doing research for her books and speaking at international conferences and book festivals.

She won the Carnegie Medal, the UK’s most prestigious award in children’s literature, for Whispers in the Graveyard, her compelling story of a dyslexic boy. Before taking up writing full time Theresa worked as a librarian. Her books range from those for younger readers such as The Magic Factory series to middle readers like Bullies at School and the four Dream Master books - funny time-slip adventures exploring aspects of storytelling. She writes books for children and young adults, with some titles especially suitable for EAL readers. Divided City, exploring themes of prejudice, friendship, citizenship and conflict resolution has been shortlisted for ten book awards, winning the Catalyst Book Award and the RED Book Award. She has a range of historical novels including the The Nostradamus Prophecy and bestselling Remembrance and The Medici Seal, touching on the life of Leonardo da Vinci and shortlisted for the Book Trust Teen Book Prize and the Royal Mail Children’s Book Award. She has also written shorter books - her most popular title being Alligator, published as a play for schools.



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