Project X Origins: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 13: Shocking Science: Skyboy and Other Stupendous Science Stories by Jonathan Emmett


Project X Origins: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 13: Shocking Science: Skyboy and Other Stupendous Science Stories by Jonathan Emmett

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. Just what are the mysterious ThinkRight up to? How does Skyboy get his name? Who is the greatest scientist in the world? Are we really related to cucumbers? Read the short story, graphic story, play and poem in Skyboy and other stupendous science stories to find out more. Each book also 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

Jonathan Emmett

Jonathan was born in Leicestershire in 1965, the son of a rig fitter and a primary school teacher. It was while he was at college, studying architecture, that he first developed his skills as a writer and illustrator, creating detailed illustrations to accompany poems and lyrics that he had written. After leaving college, he worked as an architect for several years, before pursuing a full-time career in children’s books.

In addition to writing picture books such as Bringing Down the Moon, Someone Bigger and Pigs Might Fly, Jonathan also writes and paper-engineers pop-up books.
He lives in Nottingham with his wife Rachel, and his children, Max and Laura. His hobbies include walking, reading, furniture design and tinkering with his website

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56 pages


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Publication date

25th September 2014



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