Year 3: Treasure at the Boot-fair by Chris Powling

Year 3: Treasure at the Boot-fair

Written by Chris Powling
Illustrated by Michael Reid
Part of the White Wolves: Familiar Settings Series


Year 3: Treasure at the Boot-fair by Chris Powling

Cal is helping Mr Jessop on his boot-fair stand. It's a responsible job and Cal is really put to the test when Mr Jessop has to spend some time away, leaving Cal by himself. When the girl with the expensive-looking watch drops by in the hope of making a quick sale, Cal has to think fast. But will he make the right decision?

About the Author

Chris Powling was born in 1943, in south London, where he still lives. He's taught at all levels in the state school system, from infants to postgraduates, and for ten years was headteacher of a London primary school.

Throughout his career, Chris has had a rich and diverse involvement with children's books - as a critic for national journals and newspapers (including THE GUARDIAN, THE OBSERVER, BOOKS FOR KEEPS, CAROUSEL and THE TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT) and as a broadcaster for the BBC and various independent radio stations. He was the editor of BOOKS FOR KEEPS from 1989 till 1996 when it won the Eleanor Farjeon Award for services to children's literature, is a panel member for a national children's book club and has served on numerous prize committees. Currently, he is adult-books editor for Classic FM where he presents a monthly review on the programme Classic Newsnight.

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48 pages


Chris Powling
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A & C Black Publishers Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

2nd August 2004



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