Project X Origins: Dark Red+ Book Band, Oxford Level 19: Fears and Frights: Foolish Fears by Richard Platt


Project X Origins: Dark Red+ Book Band, Oxford Level 19: Fears and Frights: Foolish Fears by Richard Platt

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. This non-fiction title Foolish Fears explores the weird and wonderful fears from the past that petrified families, town and even whole nations you may discover that some aren't so foolish after all ...

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Richard Platt

As an artist
I've written about 60 books, mostly factual books for children. My first children's book was Incredible Cross Sections, which had fantastic illustrations by Stephen Biesty. One of the things I enjoy most about writing is that it gives me the chance to work with wonderful illustrators. When Chris Riddell drew the pictures for Castle Diary and Pirate Diary he managed to capture the characters of all the people in the stories exactly as I'd imagined them. I also love writing because people pay me to find out all this fascinating stuff about strange, wacky and obscure subjects. I spend far more time than I should trying to find amazing facts that bring a subject to life. I trawl through books at home (I've got 2500) and in dusty libraries.

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40 pages


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Publication date

5th June 2014



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