Spies by Mike Gould


Spies by Mike Gould

You've seen the films, you know the stories, but have you got what it really takes to be a spy? Find out more as this book, produced in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, takes you through the devices, the disguises, the weapons, the codes and the experiences of real-life spies. *Help Key Stage 3 students move from Level 3a to Level 4c in reading. *Support comprehension with photographs that bring these real-life stories to life. *Encourage shared and guided reading using the ready-made tasks and discussion points on the activity pages at the back of the book.


'A really high interest book. The photos and film references really aid understanding. The students loved all the activities such as how observant are you? '

'Boys were very excited and I haven't seen boys of this ability as engaged in their reading. Students had no idea what a gladiator was and were impressed when they found out. All wanted to be gladiators by the end of it! Much better than the competition.'

'At the end of the session, three boys asked if they could take Lone Wolf home. This has never happened before.'

'Students loved Lone Wolf. The pace was good and they enjoyed the illustrations. The amount of text per page was good and lent itself to listening to children reading aloud in a group. My dyslexic children found the pages easier to read because of the line spacing. Some great opportunities for extension work.'

'Liam by Benjamin Zephaniah was very enjoyable and funny for teenagers: high interest level and clearly written, accessible and engaging, with topics that young people can relate to. Would appeal to weak readers at KS4 as well as KS3 which is a major strength.'

'The Ice Man is a great cross-curricula text for science, geography and history. The book is an excellent length and packed full of interesting info.'

About the Author

Mike Gould has written over 150 books for students and teachers, including plays, stories and the occasional poem. He lives in Sussex and divides his time between writing, being taken for a walk by his dog Freddie, and trying out his ideas on his three children and wife who pretend to find them interesting. His favourite novels are Bleak House by Charles Dickens and SE Hinton's The Outsiders. He's quite partial to poems about animals, nature and bad weather.

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56 pages
Interest Age: From 10


Mike Gould
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Publication date

12th November 2012



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