Oxford Reading Tree: Levels 13-14: Treetops True Stories: Blackbeard's Last Stand by Alan MacDonald
  

Oxford Reading Tree: Levels 13-14: Treetops True Stories: Blackbeard's Last Stand

Written by Alan MacDonald
Illustrated by Brian Lee

Synopsis

Oxford Reading Tree: Levels 13-14: Treetops True Stories: Blackbeard's Last Stand by Alan MacDonald

TreeTops True Stories are exciting, motivating non-fiction books which will broaden your pupils' reading experience. They are part of a structured reading programme for juniors. A truly monstrous character from the stuff of legend, this Blackbeard is grounded in as much fact as is available about this fearless creature of the High Seas. Set off with a diabolical illustration of Blackbeard himself on the cover, with the flaming brands in his beard and hair, the book explores the last battle before the fearsome pirate meets his end. 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.

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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Book Info

Format

Paperback
48 pages

Author

Alan MacDonald
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Publisher

Oxford University Press
www.oup.com

Publication date

29th May 2003

ISBN

9780199196432


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