Project X: Alien Adventures: Lilac: Max's Box by Tony Bradman


Project X: Alien Adventures: Lilac: Max's Box by Tony Bradman

The first two stories are wordless and complement Phase 1 of Letters and Sounds. Max's Box is a retelling of the story of how Max finds a silver box - a discovery that will change his life forever. Inside the box are four watches that allow the wearer to shrink. In In the Sky Max and Ant are camping in the garden when they see something strange in the sky little do they know that Nok the alien has just crash-landed on Earth. The further four books follow Letters and Sounds Phase 2, sets 1 and 2. In Splat! Cat and Tiger build a snowman in the park - if you look carefully, you may be able to spot a micro-alien in the story building his own Nokman! One rainy day, Max decides to build himself a rocket using cardboard and plastic bottles Find out what happens in Max's Rocket. In The Fishing Trip, Ant and his dad try to catch a fish. Max and Tiger get into a mess when they try to make some muffins in Let's Bake! Each book comes with notes on the inside front and back covers for teachers, TAs and parents/carers, which give question prompts and points for discussion, phonic practice words, challenge words, and additional activities that children can do.


All my friends like Dr Who so I know they will like this Billy 6 It's good really good Hannah 6 If you like alien books, you'll like this Callum 6 It's really, really, really awesome Joey 5

About the Author

Tony Bradman

Tony Bradman was born in 1954 (not during the Jurassic era, as his children have been known to claim). He went to school in London, and then Cambridge University. After university he worked in the music press, then became Deputy Editor of Parents magazine, and began reviewing children’s books. He had his first book for children published in 1985 and became a full-time author in 1987.

Tony loves films and popular culture. He lives in Beckenham, Kent with his wife Sally and their three children Emma, Helen and Thomas and Rufus the cat.


If you were a Viking warrior, what would your name be? And what about your battle cry?

Which of the places in the book would you most like to visit: Russia, Norway or Constantinople? Why?

If you were a Viking warrior, and could have any person from history/film/books in your gang – who would you choose? And Why? What would the gang be called?

I’d pick all the great Viking warriors – Harald Hardnut, Erik Bloodaxe, the Godwin brothers Tostig and Harold, maybe Thor the Norse God, Beowulf, Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, Boromir and Faramir from Lord of the Rings and loads of others. What would we be called? Why The Cool Vikings, of course!

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12 pages


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Publication date

5th September 2013



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