Collins Big Cat Flash Harriet and the Mystery of the Fiendish Footprints: Band 14/Ruby by Karen Wallace
  

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Collins Big Cat Flash Harriet and the Mystery of the Fiendish Footprints: Band 14/Ruby by Karen Wallace

Flash Harriet, together with Gus, her pet tarantula, is back and on the trail of a new crime. Huge footprints have smashed up the local vegetable garden. Is it something to do with Marmaduke Mildew and the Giant Vegetable Competition? Or does the clue lie in the footprints themselves? Find out how our favouite detective solves the mystery. * Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. * Text type: A humorous story. * The step-by-step review of the clues that helped Flash Harriet solve the case on pages 46-47 enable children to recap the significant events of the story. * Curriculum links: Science: Helping plants grow well; Citizenship: People who help us - the local police. * 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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Format

Paperback
Contains Paperback
48 pages
Interest Age: From 7

Author

Karen Wallace
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Publisher


www.collins.co.uk

Publication date

20th January 2008

ISBN

9780007231218


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