The Trick by Keith Gray
  

The Trick

Written by Keith Gray
Illustrated by Chris Coady
Part of the Read On Series

Synopsis

The Trick by Keith Gray

Eric, are you ready to travel to a place you've never been before? Mathew Masters asked, loud enough for the whole audience to hear. Are you ready to do something truly magical? Are you ready, Eric, to vanish not somewhere, but Elsewhere? Where do you go when you disappear? Or, rather, when you are `disappeared'. Eric is about to find out when a school trip to a magic show takes an unexpected turn. This playful story mixes the mundane and the fantastical, as Eric is given an amazing choice: to go back to his old life of school, his so-called mates and being kept awake by his baby sister, or to take a step into the unknown. *Help Key Stage 3 students move from Level 3a to Level 4c in reading.*Support comprehension with the striking, age-appropriate illustrations.*Encourage shared and guided reading using the ready-made tasks and discussion points on the activity pages at the back of the book.

Reviews

`Students loved the theme of magic and all had an opinion about the story. We have been learning about sub-text so this story was ideal to read and allowed the students to use their new skills really well. An appealing book with good, extending vocabulary.

About the Author

Keith Gray

31-year-old Keith was born and brought up in Grimsby and knew from an early age that he wanted to be a writer. When he received 0% for his accountancy exams he decided to pursue his dream. He has since gone on to win the Angus Book Award and the silver medal in the Smarties Prize. He has twice been shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize and was shortlisted for the Booktrust Teen Prize and the Scottish Arts Council Book Award. Rave reviews about his writing have appeared in every broadsheet. Keith was a judge for the Blue Peter Book Award, the Guardian Fiction Prize and the Kathleen Fiedler Award. He has just been asked to judge next year's Booktrust Teen Prize. He was recently interviewed on Radio 4 with Jacqueline Wilson about writing for teens, was featured on Live and Kicking, and his novel The Warehouse has been optioned for television. Keith is now a full-time writer living in Edinburgh.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
56 pages

Author

Keith Gray
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Publisher

Collins Educational an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

1st November 2012

ISBN

9780007464906


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