Star Boy's Surprise: Band 08/Purple by Jana Hunter


Star Boy's Surprise: Band 08/Purple by Jana Hunter

Far, far away, in deep, dark space, was a star. A tiny twinkle. But it was Star Boy's home. Star Boy lived there all alone, with only his robot, Ace, for company. And although Ace was fun to play with, he was just a robot. For his birthday, all Star Boy wanted was a surprise - but how could a robot think of a surprise? * This deceptively simple science fiction story explores ideas of friendship and understanding. * Text type - A fantasy story. * Pictures taken through the Space Girl's viewer are featured on pages 22 and 23, showing views from her rocket and snap shots of the birthday party providing lots of speaking and listening opportunities. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: Taking part, Developing skills of communication and participation. * This story is paired with a non-fiction book on a similar theme: Let's go to Mars by Janice Marriott. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

About the Author

Adrian Bradbury was born in Manchester and worked as a PE teacher before moving overseas to teach English in Europe, the Middle East and Far East. After returning to England he worked as Deputy Head in three schools and now divides his time between teaching and writing. As well as writing educational materials for HarperCollins and other publishers, he also writes humorous football books for children. His hobbies include playing the piano and all sports.

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24 pages
Interest Age: From 5


Jana Hunter
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Publication date

20th September 2004



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