Imran and the Watch by Tony Bradman


Imran and the Watch by Tony Bradman

Suitable for children in Year 1 (age 5), Imran and the Watch is from the genre strand Stories with Familiar Settings, a strand where children can identify with the setting and characters and make links with their own experiences. Imran and the Watch is one of nine books written by Tony Bradman and illustrated by Priscilla Lamont. Each story features the children of Class 1 and their teacher, Miss Miller. Young readers will easily relate to the kind of situations in which the children of Class 1 find themselves, and will enjoy meeting the same characters across the nine books. Cambridge Reading at Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) offers fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays to introduce children to a variety of text types, authors and illustrators and provide a firm base for wider reading.

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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26 pages
Interest Age: From 4 To 6


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Publication date

1st February 1996



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