Oxford Reading Tree: Levels 15-16: Treetops True Stories: Carnival King by Sean Taylor
  

Synopsis

Oxford Reading Tree: Levels 15-16: Treetops True Stories: Carnival King by Sean Taylor

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. This is an unusual but inspiring story of the rise of an Afro-Brazilian boy through the slums of Rio de Janeiro to become, for many Brazilians, the King of the Carnival. 'Cartola' (meaning top hat) never becomes rich or leisured. He has a hard life on the whole, but the music of the Samba beat fills him with joy and inspires him to take up the guitar and become a legend to his countrymen. 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

Sean Taylor

Sean Taylor has written more than 40 books for young readers. These include the Purple Class series of comic adventures set in an urban primary school, a collection of folktales from the Amazon called The Great Snake, a novel for teenagers called A Waste of Good Paper, and picture books such as The World Champion of Staying Awake, illustrated by Jimmy Liao and Boing!, illustrated by Bruce Ingman. He lives in Bristol with his wife and two sons. Visit Sean at www.seantaylorstories.com

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Format

Paperback
80 pages

Author

Sean Taylor
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Author's Website

www.seantaylorstories.com/

Publisher

Oxford University Press
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Publication date

5th June 2003

ISBN

9780199196562


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