Mairi's Mermaid by Lucy Richards, Michael Morpurgo
  

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Mairi's Mermaid by Lucy Richards, Michael Morpurgo

A charming mermaid story by master story-teller Michael Morpurgo, perfect for children learning to read. Robbie says swimming is easy. You just have to pretend you're a mermaid. But that doesn't help Mairi. She isn't even sure that mermaids are real. The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. It features: clear type; up to 8 lines per page; bright, appealing pictures for added interest; a variety of sentence structures; a wider range of vocabulary; and, strong themes and characters to discuss. All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Turquoise.

About the Author

Former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo needs no introduction. He is one of the most successful children's authors in the country, loved by children, teachers and parents alike. Michael has written more than forty books for children including the global hit War Horse, which was made into a Hollywood film by Steven Spielberg in 2011. Several of his other stories have been adapted for screen and stage, including My Friend Walter, Why the Whales Came and Kensuke's Kingdom. Michael has won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, the Children's Book Award and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times. Lucy Richards's illustrations are much-loved. She has worked on books by some of the biggest children's authors in the world, including Julia Donaldson and Michael Morpurgo. As well as illustrating the likes of Mairi's Mermaid, Night Monkey and Day Monkey, she wrote and illustrated her own picture book The Magic Sky. Lucy lives in Bristol. Series consultant Nikki Gamble is the director of Just Imagine, a specialist resource and training centre for Primary English. She is Associate Consultant at the University of London, Institute of Education.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
48 pages
Interest Age: From 5

Author

Lucy Richards, Michael Morpurgo
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Publisher

Egmont UK an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd

Publication date

7th April 2016

ISBN

9781405282017


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