Colly's Barn by Michael, O. B. E. Morpurgo


Colly's Barn by Michael, O. B. E. Morpurgo

This is a beautifully crafted chapter book by former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo. It is perfect for children learning to read. Annie's father is going to knock down the old barn and build a new one. What will happen to Colly the swallow and all the other birds and animals that live there? Annie is worried about their safety. But one night something amazing happens and she realises that the birds are wiser than she could ever have imagined...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 3 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for fluent readers who are beginning to read exciting, challenging stories independently. It includes varied sentences; detailed illustrations to enjoy; chapters; interesting characters and themes; a rich range of vocabulary; more complex storylines to stretch confident readers. 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.


[ Colly's Barn ] is a good choice for fluent early readers transitioning to chapter books.

About the Author

Michael Morpurgo (Author) Michael Morpurgo has written over 120 books, many of them award-winning. His most well-known work, War Horse, was adapted into a multi-Oscar nominated film by Steven Spielberg, and a widely-acclaimed play at the National Theatre. In 2003 Michael became the third Children's Laureate, a position he helped create with the poet Ted Hughes. With his wife, Clare, he set up the charity Farms for City Children, and for their pioneering work they were both awarded the MBE in 1999.Ian Beck (Illustrator) IAN BECK has worked as a freelance illustrator for many years (including such notable artwork as the record cover for Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album). Ian turned to writing and illustrating children's books when his own children were born.

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48 pages
Interest Age: From 7


Michael, O. B. E. Morpurgo
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Publication date

7th April 2016



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