Two Words by Tanya Landman
  

Two Words

Written by Tanya Landman
Illustrated by Julia Page

13+ readers   Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly   
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Interest age 12+ Reading age 7 - Reluctant, struggling or dyslexic readers with a reading age of around 7 but an interest age of 12+ will thoroughly enjoy this heart-stopping and thoughtful adventure from this award winning author. A tense story of how life can change from one moment to the next. Best friends Matt and Jake are near the end of their hike; their sore feet are desperate for a rest. But, in one split second, Matt finds himself dealing with the catastrophe that has happened to Jake. A striking adventure with a dramatic twist in the tail.

A Note from the author Tanya Landman:

A friend of my mum’s was talking about what the two saddest words were. The idea two words summing up some life-shattering event stuck in my head. For a long-time the idea did nothing but sit at the back of my mind. But at last it shape itself into a story. Two Words is the result.

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Synopsis

Two Words by Tanya Landman

Jake and Matt have trained hard for a weekend hiking with the school. They've got the gear, they've got fit - and they've got homework: something 'to keep their minds occupied' while walking. But Jake is more occupied with finishing first and beating Lee Harper. The weekend careers towards a dramatic climax - and Matt returns to school with his homework done in a way he could never have imagined. A heartstopping tragedy.

About the Author

Tanya Landman

Carnegie Medal winning Tanya Landman is the author of more than thirty books for children and young adults. Born and brought up in Kent, Tanya had no intention of becoming a writer until the idea for Waking Merlin popped into her head. "It came from nowhere. It was completely out of the blue." Tanya now lives and works in Bideford and the nearby coastline was the inspiration for her Flotsam & Jetsam series. Tanya's first books were "adventure stories with a sprinkling of magic and spoonful of humour." But then Tanya turned to crime, writing Mondays are Murder (winner of a Red House Book Award) - the first in a series of ten "Agatha-Christie-for-kids" featuring child sleuth Poppy Fields and her friend Graham. Her new highly illustrated series for younger children - Sam Swann’s Movie Mysteries – feature an accident-prone boy sleuth and his faithful canine sidekick Watson. Although she writes across a broad age range, Tanya is best known for her historical novels for young adults. Apache - set in 19th century America - was shortlisted for several UK awards including the Teenage Book Trust and the Carnegie Medal (where it was voted the Shadowing Groups favourite). The US edition won a Borders Original Voices prize and a Spur award from the Western Writers of America. The Goldsmith's Daughter - set in the Aztec empire during the Spanish invasion - was nominated for the Carnegie and the Guardian Children's Fiction prize. Buffalo Soldier won the 2015 Carnegie Medal. Her latest novel Hell and High Water - a swashbuckling thriller set in 18th century Devon – was shortlisted for the 2016 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize.

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Format

Paperback
64 pages

Author

Tanya Landman
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Author's Website

www.tanyalandman.com/

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Publisher

Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

15th March 2013

ISBN

9781781122242

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