The Return of Frankie Stine by Barry Hutchison

The Return of Frankie Stine

Written by Barry Hutchison
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Part of the Read On Series


The Return of Frankie Stine by Barry Hutchison

Frankie woke up, flat on his back on a hard wooden board. He had a banging headache. That was the first thing he noticed. The second thing he noticed was that he was dead. Teenager Frankie Stine wants to know two things: why is he dead and who brought him back to life? Also, why does he seem to have someone else's legs? It quickly transpires that Frankie's death was no accident. With the help of a new friend, Frankie is soon on the trail of his killer. Can they catch him before Frankie's parents come to any harm? This comic horror story is written by Barry Hutchison, winner of the Scottish Children's Book Award, 2012. *Help Key Stage 3 students move from Level 4c to Level 4a in reading.*Support comprehension with the age-appropriate, comic-book-style illustrations.*Encourage shared and guided reading using the ready-made tasks and discussion points on the activity pages at the back of the book.* Suitable for Key Stage 3 students with a reading age of 10 years and above.

About the Author

Barry Hutchison

Barry Hutchison was born and raised in the Highlands of Scotland. He was just eight years old when he decided he wanted to become a writer and 17 when he sold his first piece of work. His work includes the Invisible Fiends series for HarperCollins and The Shark-Headed Bear Thing for Nosy Crow. He also writes for TV. Barry lives in Fort William with his partner and their two children. Read a Q&A with the author here.

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80 pages


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Collins Educational an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

20th February 2014



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