Oxford Reading Tree: Stage 11: TreeTops Myths and Legends: When a Cat Ruled the World by Elizabeth Laird
  

Oxford Reading Tree: Stage 11: TreeTops Myths and Legends: When a Cat Ruled the World

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Oxford Reading Tree: Stage 11: TreeTops Myths and Legends: When a Cat Ruled the World by Elizabeth Laird

These exciting new TreeTops Myths and Legends are guaranteed to appeal to all your junior readers - whatever their cultural background, gender or enthusiasms. These are the oldest and most enduring stories in the world, retold by leading contemporary children's authors to bring out all of the action, drama, humour and depth of the original stories in a way that makes them as exciting and meaningful today as ever. The strand is comprised of 24 books, telling a total of around 65 traditional stories from around the world. All of the stories are fully illustrated with stunning, vibrant images. The stories are carefully levelled, making them accessible to the average 7-11 year old reader. A thought-provoking letter from the author explains something about the background of the stories and the process of writing or retelling them. The letter also encourages the reader to make links between stories in a collection - prompting a fascinating investigation of the similarities and differences between stories that have evolved from different cultures around the world. Free teaching notes with each pack offer suggestions on how to develop higher order comprehension and writing skills. They also provide short introductions to many of the stories and discussion points to promote meaningful speaking and listening, and reflective reading. The stories are ideal for making strong links to other areas of curriculum.

About the Author

Elizabeth Laird

Elizabeth Laird is the multi-award-winning author of several much-loved children's books, including The Garbage King, The Prince Who Walked with Lions and The Fastest Boy in the World. She has been shortlisted for the prestigious CILIP Carnegie Medal six times. She lives in Britain now, but still likes to travel as much as she can. Read more about the author here.

Photo: © Anne Mortensen

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Format

Paperback
48 pages

Author

Elizabeth Laird
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Author's Website

www.elizabethlaird.co.uk/

Publisher

Oxford University Press
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Publication date

21st January 2010

ISBN

9780198469612


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