Oxford Reading Tree: Level 9: Treetops: Messy Ella by Alan MacDonald


Oxford Reading Tree: Level 9: Treetops: Messy Ella by Alan MacDonald

This book is part of TreeTops Fiction, a structured reading programme providing juniors with stories they will love to read. Offering chapter books with full-colour illustrations, written by well-known authors, these stories are full of humour and have real boy appeal. They are tightly levelled allowing children to read books appropriate to their ability. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. This book is also available as part of a mixed pack of 6 different books or a class pack of 36 books of the same Oxford Reading Tree level.


Very appropriate reading level. Very valuable as a stepping stone to Stage 10 Mrs E Hill. Head - Plymouth Hyde Park Infants School Very useful. Children feel more grown-up with these than following the core reading books Mrs Gael Haslett - Richmond Primary School More please Miss Cairnduff - Lit coordinator - Sullivan Upper Preparatory Dept

About the Author

Alan MacDonald

Alan was born in Watford and went to university in Bangor, North Wales, where he studied English and Drama. He started working life in a travelling theatre company, visiting schools all over the country & writing much of their material. He says it was a useful apprenticeship - if the audience didn't like the play, they talked through it or threw bits of paper at the actors. He very quickly learned what children liked.

A keen football fan, Alan has supported Watford FC since childhood. Many of his stories have a football focus - which he rates as the next best thing to playing for England! He dreamed of becoming a professional footballer, but when he won a pen in a writing competition, his fate was sealed.

Alan has written over eighty children's books, which have been translated into many languages and won several awards. In 2010, Dirty Bertie: Loo! was winner of the Leicestershire Children's Book Prize. Alan also writes for TV, including the hugely popular 'Horrid Henry' on CITV.

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32 pages


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Publication date

16th March 2006



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