The Brave Baby: Band 06/Orange by Malachy Doyle


The Brave Baby: Band 06/Orange by Malachy Doyle

The Indian chief was brave and fierce, so many people were afraid of him. But Wasso, the brave baby, was not afraid of him. When the proud Indian chief goes to confront Wasso, he learns an important and humbling lesson. No matter how much he tries to intimidate the brave baby, she will not do as he says. *Orange/ Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. * Text type - A story from another culture (North America) * Pages 22 and 23 feature a storyboard which gives children the chance to look back on the key events in the story and retell it in their own words. * Curriculum links - Geography: Where in the world is Barnaby Bear?

About the Author

Malachy Doyle

Malachy Doyle was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland in 1954. His parents had recently moved up from Dublin and named him, their seventh child, after a local saint. They lived in Whitehead, a small town at the mouth of Belfast Lough all his childhood; his father still lives there. He went to secondary school (Saint Malachy’s College) in Belfast, and then to Bolton, Lancashire where he studied for a degree in Psychology. Malachy taught in Leeds for a year, followed by six months packing Polo Mints. He then worked for seven long years in advertising, firstly for Rowntree Mackintosh in York and later for general foods in Banbury, before buying a small holding in West Wales.

To feed his wife, Liz, their three young children, Naomi, Hannah and Liam (now teenagers), and numerous goats, pigs and chickens, Malachy took a job as a care assistant in a local Residential Special School. For the next seven years he darned socks, patched jeans and generally looked after the children there, before being offered the post of Deputy Head at another Special School. They moved to Machynlleth, a small town on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, and three years later he began to write for children. He now writes full time, apart from visiting schools or escaping into the mountains, and his books are available in eleven different languages.

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24 pages
Interest Age: From 6


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Publication date

4th June 2012



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