Spider's Big Match Band 13/Topaz by Alan Durant
  

Spider's Big Match Band 13/Topaz

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

Synopsis

Spider's Big Match Band 13/Topaz by Alan Durant

Spider McDrew gets the chance to play for the Parkfield school football team, in the end-of-season cup draw. As usual though, things are not plain sailing for Spider who lets his side down by giving away a crucial penalty kick. Poor Spider is a pitiful sight as he stands on the touchline all alone. Then, he is asked to take one last corner kick. * Topaz/ Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. * Text type - A humorous story with a familiar setting. * A reader response page provides lots of opportunities for speaking and listening and scaffolding writing. * Curriculum links - ICT: Combining text and graphics; PSHE: Developing good relationships. * This is the second SpiderMcDrew tale by Alan Durant and Philip Hopman. * 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

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Alan Durant
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Author's Website

www.alandurant.co.uk/

Publisher

Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

4th January 2007

ISBN

9780007230815


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