The Snow Queen: Band 04 Blue/Band 10 White by Abie Longstaff


The Snow Queen: Band 04 Blue/Band 10 White by Abie Longstaff

When the wicked Snow Queen puts a spell on Kay, Gerda is worried she will lose him forever. Follow Gerda on her adventure to the Snow Queen's home and find out if she is able to save her friend in this retelling of the traditional tale, beautifully illustrated by Kate Greenaway-winning illustrator Michael Foreman. *Collins Big Cat Phonics Progress books are specifically designed for struggling readers, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. This title has a text level of Band 4 / Blue, which provides longer, repeated patterns with sequential events, and an interest level of Band 10 / White. *Text type: A retelling of a traditional story *A map on pages 14 to 15 enables children to recap Gerda's journey and discuss each stage of the story. *Curriculum links: Citizenship

About the Author

Abie Longstaff

Abie Longstaff grew up in Hong Kong and throughout her childhood her family travelled to various parts of the world. Before becoming an author, Abie was a barrister and still works part time at a charity. She has written The Fairytale Hairdresser series and The Pirate House Swap and The Mummy Shop. Abie lives in North London with her family.

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16 pages
Interest Age: From 4


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Publication date

2nd September 2013



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