Spider McDrew and the Egyptians Band 12/Copper by Alan Durant

Spider McDrew and the Egyptians Band 12/Copper

Written by Alan Durant
Illustrated by Philip Hopman
Part of the Collins Big Cat Series


Spider McDrew and the Egyptians Band 12/Copper by Alan Durant

Everyone at Parkfield School thinks that Spider McDrew is a hopeless case. He is always muddling things up and saying or doing the wrong thing. In this story, his class visit the local museum to learn about life in Roman times. As usual, Spider's mind wanders and he finds himself in the wrong part of the museum looking at other things instead! *Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. * Text type - A humorous story. * Pages 30 and 31 show the artefacts that caught Spider's eye, providing an opportunity to recap the story. * Curriculum links - History: Romans, Ancient Egypt; Art and Design: Investigating patterns. * Another great story about the lovable Spider McDrew. by Alan Durant. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader

About the Author

Alan Durant

Alan Durant is the author of books for a wide age-range, from picture books such as Burger Boy to top-end teenage thrillers. He also writes prize-winning poetry.

He was born in Surrey, went to Trinity School in Croydon and then to Keble College, Oxford to read English. Having worked as a copywriter at Walker Books, he is now a full-time author. He’s married, with three children and lives just outside London. He does a lot of school visits throughout the UK and abroad and also runs writing workshops.

In 2007 he won the Portsmouth Children's Picture Book Award for Burger Boy and the Stockport Children's Book Award for Football Fever. He has won the Kingston Borough/Waterstone's Poetry Prize on two occasions. In 2008 he won The Royal Mail Award for Scottish Children's Books for Billy Monster's Daymare which also won the 2009 Portsmouth Children's Book Award.

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Book Info


Contains 1 Paperback
32 pages


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Publication date

30th October 2017



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