Hal the Highwayman by June Crebbin


Hal the Highwayman by June Crebbin

Hal the Highwayman is part of Walker Starters, the wonderfully fun and friendly series for beginner readers. Hal wants to be a fearsome highwayman - but he's very clumsy and isn't at all scary. So he signs up for Dick Turpin's School for Highwayman. Lessons start at once! This is a charming and witty story told through a range of writing styles, including hand-lettered speech bubbles, postcards and posters. The illustrations, which appear on every page, are lively and stylish, and play an active part in helping children understand the text.


If only more first reading books were written and illustrated with the dash and panache of this highly entertaining tale...Young readers will love the jokes, the lists, the school report, the maps, Dunbar's exuberant, scribbly pencil and wash illustrations... Books For Keeps, EDITOR'S CHOICE Any child who doesn't get the jokes in Hal The Highwayman should be referred to the Crack-a-Joke Co-ordinator for a sense of humour screening test. TES Teacher

About the Author

June Crebbin has written over forty books that have been published in the UK and abroad. She trained as a primary school teacher, and has taught in Leicestershire, Yorkshire and for a year Michigan, USA. Many of her ideas come from her family, the children she's taught and the children she knows now at a riding stable. June lives in Leicestershire with her husband, and has two grown-up sons and two grandsons.

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48 pages
Interest Age: From 5


June Crebbin
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Publication date

3rd February 2003



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