Kind Emma: Band 06/Orange by Martin Waddell


Kind Emma: Band 06/Orange by Martin Waddell

Kind Emma lives all alone in her little cottage by the wood, with no one to talk to. But one snowy night Emma hears a knock at her door, and a tiny voice asking for help. When she takes pity on the little thing at the door and gives it shelter and food, she finds that her whole life is changed - and she at last has a friend to talk to. * Orange/ Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. * Text type - A traditional story. * A pictorial diary on pages 22 and 23 retells the story from Kind Emma's viewpoint and provides lots of opportunities for speaking and listening activities. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: Taking part

About the Author

Martin Waddell

As a child

I've been blown up, buried alive and had cancer as an adult, and survived all these experiences, so I'm a very lucky man. I live where I lived as a child, and nearly all my stories come from things that have happened to me here, at the foot of the Mountain of Mourne.

As an artist
I work in an old stone barn beside my home, and dream my stories in the garden and on long walks on the beach in front of my house. I never write anywhere else. This is where I belong.

Things you didn't know about Martin Waddell

I can wiggle my ears. I am a very noisy tennis player. I had a cat that could open doors. My dog hears my stories before I write them. I scored a hat trick on my debut in adult football, but wound up as a goalkeeper. I used to run a junk stall. I like bringing up egg-shaped stones from the beach to my garden. I like apple tarts. I hate onions. I’m a happy man

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24 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

4th June 2012



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