Greedy Anansi and his Three Cunning Plans: Band 13/Topaz by Beverley Birch


Greedy Anansi and his Three Cunning Plans: Band 13/Topaz by Beverley Birch

Inspired by three traditional African tales, follow the crafty spider Anansi, and find out how his greed and cunning don't always get him what he wants. * Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. * Text type: A retelling of a traditional tale * Curriculum links: Citizenship

About the Author

Beverley Birch grew up in Kenya and first came to England, where she now lives with her husband and two daughters, to study for her A-levels. After completing an MA in Economics and Sociology, Beverley became an editor at Penguin. Within a few weeks she was offered the chance to work on children's books and has been involved in children's publishing - as both editor and writer - ever since. She has had over forty books published, from picture books and novels to science biographies and retellings of classic works. All her titles have received critical acclaim and her work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. Beverley spends three days a week commissioning children's fiction for Hodder, and the remainder of her time on her own writing. She is currently working on a novel for teenagers.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 6


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Publication date

14th January 2013



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