The Name is Kade
Written by Alan Gibbons, Robbie Gibbons
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The Name is Kade by Alan Gibbons, Robbie GibbonsThe name is Kade, Jack Kade. I take the jobs the cops can't do. I clear the skyways of the scum of the universe. I hunt down the gangsters, the kidnappers, every kind of low life. It's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it. A call from Earth brings Kade back from Saturn. His old enemy Zab Hecko is free and intent on destroying the human race. To make things harder, Hecko's had a face transplant. Can Kade find him before it is too late? Told in the style of a Raymond Chandler novel, this is a funny, action-packed sci-fi noir. *Help Key Stage 3 students move from Level 3c to Level 3b in reading. *Support comprehension with graphic novel-style illustrations. *Encourage shared and guided reading using the ready-made tasks and discussion points on the activity pages at the back of the book.
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Interest Age: From 10
Alan Gibbons, Robbie Gibbons
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Collins Educational an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
12th November 2012
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