The Rescue Band 07 Turquoise/Band 17 Diamond by Alan Durant


The Rescue Band 07 Turquoise/Band 17 Diamond by Alan Durant

Tom is in trouble. He is hanging precariously from a ledge on the edge of a cliff and his friend Alex is desperately trying to get help for him. But will he be able to find the strength in himself to hold on until help arrives? This thought-provoking story was written by Alan Durant. * 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: An adventure story * Curriculum links: Citizenship

About the Author

Alan Durant

Alan Durant is the author of books for a wide age-range, from picture books such as Burger Boy to top-end teenage thrillers. He also writes prize-winning poetry.

He was born in Surrey, went to Trinity School in Croydon and then to Keble College, Oxford to read English. Having worked as a copywriter at Walker Books, he is now a full-time author. He’s married, with three children and lives just outside London. He does a lot of school visits throughout the UK and abroad and also runs writing workshops.

In 2007 he won the Portsmouth Children's Picture Book Award for Burger Boy and the Stockport Children's Book Award for Football Fever. He has won the Kingston Borough/Waterstone's Poetry Prize on two occasions. In 2008 he won The Royal Mail Award for Scottish Children's Books for Billy Monster's Daymare which also won the 2009 Portsmouth Children's Book Award.

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24 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

1st May 2013



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