Collins Big Cat Arabic Readers Blackbeard and the Monster of the Deep: Level 15 by Ciaran Murtagh


Collins Big Cat Arabic Readers Blackbeard and the Monster of the Deep: Level 15 by Ciaran Murtagh

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 15 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters to help develop reading stamina and to help develop sustained engagement with texts. Level 15 books use a wide range of language structures to reflect progression in the teaching of Arabic grammar. Paragraphs and other text devices become more evident in these longer books. Follow cabin boy Bulbul on his journey to becoming a pirate as he and Blackbeard battle a terrifying sea monster in this exciting adventure story.

About the Author

Ciaran Murtagh

Ciaran Murtagh is a writer and actor. His new book Genie in a Trap is out now.

He also writes TV shows and has recently been involved with scripting Shaun the Sheep, Dennis and Gnasher, The Slammer, The Legend of Dick and Dom, Scoop, Hotel Trubble, Casper's Scare School, The 4 o'clock Club and Diddy Movies.

He is an unapologetic fan of the music of a-ha and still sucks his thumb.
It is unclear which of these two facts is more embarrassing to his friends and family. Find out more at

Author photo © Steve Ullathorne

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32 pages


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Publication date

18th February 2016



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