The Train Under Your Feet Band 07 Turquoise/Band 14 Ruby by Richard Platt


The Train Under Your Feet Band 07 Turquoise/Band 14 Ruby by Richard Platt

Cities all over the world have an underground network of trains running right beneath our feet, helping the public to travel around quickly and safely. But how did these underground networks begin, and how were they built? Find out the fascinating history of underground trains in this non-fiction book by Richard Platt. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A non-fiction book * Curriculum links: History; Geography

About the Author

Richard Platt

As an artist
I've written about 60 books, mostly factual books for children. My first children's book was Incredible Cross Sections, which had fantastic illustrations by Stephen Biesty. One of the things I enjoy most about writing is that it gives me the chance to work with wonderful illustrators. When Chris Riddell drew the pictures for Castle Diary and Pirate Diary he managed to capture the characters of all the people in the stories exactly as I'd imagined them. I also love writing because people pay me to find out all this fascinating stuff about strange, wacky and obscure subjects. I spend far more time than I should trying to find amazing facts that bring a subject to life. I trawl through books at home (I've got 2500) and in dusty libraries.

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24 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

1st May 2013



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