Grandma Elephant's in Charge by Martin Jenkins


Grandma Elephant's in Charge by Martin Jenkins

This is one of a new series of books, Read and Discover, designed to encourage children to learn about the world as they learn to read. Elephants are big - and the biggest and most important elephant of all is Grandma. She's in charge! This title supports KS1 - 2 Science and Literacy, in consultation with the Center for Literacy in Primary Education. Non-fiction readers with boy and reluctant reader appeal. It includes text and illustrations, which support children learning to read. It features extra fact sections at the back of the books as well as author and illustrator biographies and an index.

About the Author

Martin Jenkins

Martin Jenkins is an expert at presenting complicated subjects in entertaining and accessible ways to children. He has won several awards for his work.

He was born in Surrey in 1959 but grew up in Spain, Ireland and Kent. He attended Cambridge University as a scholar. A conservation biologist by trade, Martin worked full-time for ten years for World Conservation Monitoring Centre, writing about a range of conservation issues. Since 1990 he has worked freelance for organisations such as WWF and a number of UN bodies concerned with conservation and the environment. Martin's jobs have varied greatly: "I've been an orchid-sleuth in Germany, a timber detective in Kenya and an investigator of the chameleon trade in Madagascar."

Martin lives in Cambridge and London. Martin became involved with children's books when he was asked to advise on Walker Books' Animals at Risk series. Since then he has written several titles, including Emperor's Egg, winner of the Times Junior Information Book of the Year Award and Fly Traps! Plants that Bite Back, which was shortlisted for the same award. He has also retold Gulliver's Travels, winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, and Don Quixote.

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40 pages
Interest Age: 5+


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Publication date

2nd August 2010



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