Weary Work and Lousy Leisure by John Townsend
  

Weary Work and Lousy Leisure

Written by John Townsend
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Part of the Raintree Freestyle: A Painful History of Childhood S. Series

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Synopsis

Weary Work and Lousy Leisure by John Townsend

Raintree Freestyle is a new, eye-catching range of colourful non-fiction books for the less able and reluctant reader, aged between 11 and 15 years old. Designed for students with a reading age of 11 and 13 years old, these high interest books will enable readers to encounter curriculum-linked topics at an appropriate reading level. This latest addition to out popular 'painful history' series provides readers with a fascinating look at how life as a child has dramatically changed through the ages, from ancient times to modern day. Each title takes an aspect of life to which all children can relate, such as school, illness and family, in order to examine how children have been treated - and mistreated - throughout history. Each title includes real-life photos and accounts that offer a close-up glimpse and bring the subject to life. 'What's it like now?' feature compares children's lives through time so that readers can relate the content to their own lives. It is an excellent resource to hook reluctant readers or those usually turned off by history.

About the Author

John Townsend

John Townsend worked as a Secondary School teacher before becoming a full time writer of children's books and a writer-in-residence in a primary school tree-house. He specialises in fun, exciting information books for reluctant readers, as well as fast-paced fiction, reading schemes and 'fiction with facts' books. He visits schools around the country to encourage excitement in all aspects of reading and writing. He has recently written 12 plays based on Salariya's You Wouldn't Want To Be series that will be uploaded to the company's new website for use in classrooms.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
48 pages
Interest Age: 11+ years

Author

John Townsend
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Author's Website

www.johntownsend.co.uk/

Publisher

Raintree an imprint of Capstone Global Library Ltd
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Publication date

27th April 2007

ISBN

9781406200843


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