Hal the Highwayman by June Crebbin
  

Synopsis

Hal the Highwayman by June Crebbin

A lively and engaging Starters title for beginner readers illustrated by acclaimed picture book artist Polly Dunbar, with a friendly text and stylish two-colour illustrations. 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.

Reviews

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. Polly Dunbar is a major star in the picture-book firmament. She is the author-illustrator of Penguin, Dog Blue and Flyaway Katie, and the illustrator of Pat-a-Cake Baby, written by her mother, Joyce Dunbar. Her collection of titles beginning with Hello Tilly have been made into an animated series, Tilly and Friends, currently airing on CBeebies. Polly lives in Brighton, Sussex. Find Polly online at www.pollydunbar.com, and on twitter as @PollyDunbar.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
48 pages
Interest Age: From 5

Author

June Crebbin
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd February 2003

ISBN

9780744590197


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