Flora the Fairy Green Banana by Tony Bradman


Flora the Fairy Green Banana by Tony Bradman

A delightful fairy story about a little girl discovering friendship in the most unexpected of places from Tony Bradman for Egmont's green banana series. Flora the fairy loves going to visit Nana and Grandpop. But she is scared of their cat Rufus. He stares at her and silently follows her around. When Rufus has to stay outside because of her, Flora feels bad. What is she going to do? Luckily Nana and Grandpop have a plan to show Flora that Rufus only wants to be friends - with the help of a little fairy magic! Perfect for kids who are overcoming early fears. Green bananas are divided into short, simple stories to develop reading techniques over a number of sessions. They are suitable for NC Level 1 readers. Green Bananas are carefully designed with education in mind, supporting children's understanding of how to read longer books. Green bananas only use one clause in each sentence and rely on dialogue and speech bubbles to encourage reading aloud.

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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48 pages
Interest Age: From 4


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Publication date

7th March 2005



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