Project X Origins: Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Masks and Disguises: Stage Fright by Anthony McGowan


Project X Origins: Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Masks and Disguises: Stage Fright by Anthony McGowan

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. In Stage Fright Miss Jones's class are doing a school assembly about global warning. But when two people dressed as chickens try to get hold of Max, Cat and Tiger's special watches, that's when things really start to hot up. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

About the Author

Anthony McGowan

Born in Manchester, Anthony McGowan went to school in Leeds. He has worked as a nightclub bouncer, civil servant, and Open University tutor in philosophy. He published
his first novel for teenagers, Hellbent, in 2005. It was described by The Times as ‘a brilliantly nauseating thriller’.

His other books for teenagers include Henry Tumour and The Knife that Killed Me, the film of which was released in 2013.

He lives in London

Q & A video: Anthony answers questions about his book, Willard Price: Leopard Adventure.

Photo credit Jerry Bauer

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32 pages


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Publication date

9th January 2014



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