Project X Alien Adventures: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 13: The Red Cutlass by Elen Caldecott


Project X Alien Adventures: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 13: The Red Cutlass by Elen Caldecott

Blast off on the biggest micro-adventure yet with the popular Project X characters Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger and their new robot micro-friend, Eight. Carefully levelled and highly motivating, this book is ideal for independent reading. Badlaw has put a bounty out on the Excelsa. One greedy space pirate, Captain Greenbeak, can't resist the prize. He and his motley crew of the Red Cutlass manage to capture the micro-friends and their ship. Can they escape before Greenbeak hands them over to Badlaw? Or will they be made to walk on the plank? This book also contains notes on the inside front and back covers that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and give a follow-up activity to support children in their reading and comprehension skills.


It's got scary bits, exciting bits and you don't know what's going to happen in the end so you just have to read it. Daisy, age 7 It's exciting and dramatic. Ella, age 8 It's exciting to read about different planets. Lauren, age 7 It's really fun and you don't know what's going to happen next. Richard, age 8 It's definitely worth reading. It's really different. Thomas, age 8

About the Author

Elen Caldecott

Elen Caldecott recently graduated with an MA in Writing for Young People from Bath Spa University. At the end of the course she was highly commended in the PFD Prize for Most Promising Writer for Young People.

How Ali Ferguson Saved Houdini, published by Bloomsbury in July 2010, is a funny and moving story about three children making friends and working out their problems, while solving a mysterious case of missing mammals.

Diamonds and Daggers is Elen's sixth book. It launches her first ever series, The Marsh Road Mysteries.

Elen lives in Bristol with her husband, Simon, and their dog.

Photo © Kirsty Whiten 2008

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48 pages


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Publication date

9th January 2014



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