Going Up by Martin Waddell


Going Up by Martin Waddell

Inventively illustrated in just two colours, these stylish first readers use several different media - posters, letters, video diary - to tell stories about subjects with strong child appeal, such as football, giants, dragons and highwaymen. Ideal for use in the classroom as well as at home, this new series fits guidelines in the Literacy Strategy, which recommend using different media and sources to teach children to read. Written and illustrated by top contemporary authors and artists, Walker Starters make the perfect starting point for early readers.

About the Author

Martin Waddell

As a child

I've been blown up, buried alive and had cancer as an adult, and survived all these experiences, so I'm a very lucky man. I live where I lived as a child, and nearly all my stories come from things that have happened to me here, at the foot of the Mountain of Mourne.

As an artist
I work in an old stone barn beside my home, and dream my stories in the garden and on long walks on the beach in front of my house. I never write anywhere else. This is where I belong.

Things you didn't know about Martin Waddell

I can wiggle my ears. I am a very noisy tennis player. I had a cat that could open doors. My dog hears my stories before I write them. I scored a hat trick on my debut in adult football, but wound up as a goalkeeper. I used to run a junk stall. I like bringing up egg-shaped stones from the beach to my garden. I like apple tarts. I hate onions. I’m a happy man

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48 pages
Interest Age: 6+


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Publication date

3rd February 2003



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