Lone Wolf by Alan Gibbons, Robbie Gibbons


Lone Wolf by Alan Gibbons, Robbie Gibbons

He saw it in flashes: a shadow of prickly fur, the gleam of teeth. The sight of it snatched the breath from Danny's lungs. He knew what the creature was. He thought they had died out in Britain hundreds of years ago, but there was no doubt about it. He was looking into the yellow eyes of a wolf. People have been going missing in the town. But Danny's got something else on his mind: how to avoid Carver and his gang. Running away from them into the dark woods beyond the estate, he meets something even more frightening...*Help Key Stage 3 students move from Level 3a to Level 4c in reading. *Support comprehension with the 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.


'At the end of the session, three boys asked if they could take Lone Wolf home. This has never happened before.'

'Students loved Lone Wolf. The pace was good and they enjoyed the illustrations. The amount of text per page was good and lent itself to listening to children reading aloud in a group. My dyslexic children found the pages easier to read because of the line spacing. Some great opportunities for extension work.'

'Boys were very excited and I haven't seen boys of this ability as engaged in their reading. Students had no idea what a gladiator was and were impressed when they found out. All wanted to be gladiators by the end of it! Much better than the competition.'

'This is the only book I have ever wanted to read.' 'I like reading stories about people like me.'

'I trialled this story with my Year 8 dyslexic group and a Year 9 bottom set. It was an excellent text with which to develop inference skills: students had lots of ideas about the twist as we picked up clues. Good chapter lengths and cliff-hangers at end of sections. Humour appealed. One reluctant reader asked to take it home to finish. Another said can I get a read? - unheard of! One of the best.'

About the Author

Alan and Robbie Gibbons are father and son. Together they have written three stories for the Read On series. Alan Gibbons is an award-winning author. Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 'The Book I couldn't put down' and ten other awards, Alan has been writing children's and Young Adult fiction since 1990. He visits 150 schools a year in the UK and abroad and conducts training on literacy for teachers. He has twice been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. He lives in Liverpool. Robbie Gibbons has just graduated with First Class Honours in Creative Writing from John Moores University in his home city of Liverpool. He has had a short story published in the collection Dark Spaces and his collaborations for Read On are his first full length published work.

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56 pages
Interest Age: From 10


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Publication date

28th August 2012



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