Unusual Traditions: Band 08/Purple by John McIlwain


Unusual Traditions: Band 08/Purple by John McIlwain

Do you look forward to the annual cheese-rolling? Or have you taken part in a dragonboat race? Perhaps you have danced in the street as part of a big street carnival. All around the world people take part in traditions that might seem unusual, but are great fun for everyone who joins in! Find out about all these and more in this information book. *Purple/ Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. * Text type - Non-chronological report. * An index is shown on page 21, and a labelled map of the world on pages 22 and 23 showing where the traditions featured in the book originate, an ideal cue for further discussion. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: Developing good relationships and respecting the differences between people; Geography: Where in the world is Barnaby bear?, Passport to the world. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.


Have you ever heard of cheese rolling, or dragon boat racing? Find out where in the world these unusual traditions come from in this fascinating non-fiction book.

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


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Publication date

5th January 2005



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