Collins Big Cat: Flash Harriet and the Loch Ness Monster: Band 13/Topaz by Karen Wallace


Collins Big Cat: Flash Harriet and the Loch Ness Monster: Band 13/Topaz by Karen Wallace

Flash Harriet , the famous girl detective, is on the trail of a crime...and it has led her to the shores of Loch Ness. Find out what happens in this comic detective story. * Topaz/ Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. * Text type - A humorous story. * There are chapters, which give the book an adult feel. * There is a reader response page, which gives important clues to the 'Mystery at Swag Hall'. These help young readers review the plot and know the importance of clues in their own adventure writing. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: Respect for property; DT: Moving monsters. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader

About the Author

Karen Wallace

I was born in Canada and grew up in a log cabin in Quebec. My childhood was spent playing in the forests and messing about on the Gatineau River. It was a wonderful wild time and in many ways is the source of all of my writing. Children's writers are an eccentric bunch. Someone once said they never grow up and in many ways, this is probably true in my case.
I write books for children from five to fifteen years old. The ability to recall how you felt and what your world was like at a particular point in your childhood is something that all children's writers share. It's like pushing a rewind switch and going back in time. Many of my natural history books for children, like THINK OF AN EEL, which won awards on both sides of the Atlantic, IMAGINE YOU ARE A TIGER, or I AM A TYRANNOSAURUS REX all reflect my own sense of wonder exploring the woods and the river around me when I was a child. Years later, I wrote about this childhood in my first novel RASPBERRIES ON THE YANGTZE, which was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize.

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Contains Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 6


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Publication date

4th January 2007



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