Let's Go to Mars Band 08/Purple by Janice Marriott
  

Synopsis

Let's Go to Mars Band 08/Purple by Janice Marriott

This unique persuasive text takes the form of a fictional holiday to Mars, presenting factual information about the red planet. The text draws comparisons between Earth and Mars, and considers aspects of space travel such as weightlessness and the lack of oxygen. * Purple/ Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary * Text type - A persuasive text. * A pictorial glossary is provided on pages 22 and 23 encouraging discussion and reinforcement of technical terms. * Curriculum links - Numeracy: Space, shape and measure; Science: Forces and movement; Geography: Contrast with the local area. * This book is paired with a story on the same theme: Star Boy's Surprise by Jana Hunter.

Reviews

You are going on the trip of a lifetime - all the way to Mars. Find out what you will see there in this unusual travel guide.

About the Author

Janice Marriott is a leading writer of books for children and young adults. Among her best-known novels are Letters to Lesley and Crossroads, which won the 1996 NZ Post Supreme and Senior Fiction Awards as well as the Esther Glen Medal. Adrian Bradbury was born in Manchester and worked as a PE teacher before moving overseas to teach English in Europe, the Middle East and Far East. After returning to England he worked as Deputy Head in three schools and now divides his time between teaching and writing. As well as writing educational materials for HarperCollins and other publishers, he also writes humorous football books for children. His hobbies include playing the piano and all sports.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
24 pages
Interest Age: From 6 To 7

Author

Janice Marriott
More books by Janice Marriott

Publisher


www.collinseducation.com

Publication date

4th June 2012

ISBN

9780007475025


It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman

I love ‘LoveReading 4 kids’ because they let you read and learn things you’d never dreamed of learning before.

Emily Horncastle – age 11

It is THE website to use for narrowing down your search for any book. Definitely knocks the socks off any other book review website.

Nickey and Tomasz Hawryszczuk

A great way to introduce kids to great books, authors & genres. Parents can find age-appropriate books to share with their children.

Judi Davies – Aberdare Girls Sch

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools