Galactic Mission by Richard Platt
  

Synopsis

Galactic Mission by Richard Platt

New series from DK designed to help kids learn how to read and learn to love reading. Galactic Mission is a 'Reading Alone' reader, perfect for children who are proficient readers, developing the habit of reading widely for both pleasure and information. DK Reads proves that good reads build great readers. Year 2098: planet Earth is dying. Five school children embark on a life or death mission to the distant star system of Alpha Centauri to find a new home. Right from the start, the mission goes wrong, and the children find themselves alone, facing the dangers ahead, using their courage and wits. But is everyone not as they seem? Galactic Mission is part of the new DK Reads series, a three-level reading scheme that helps children become confident readers, featuring engaging and illustrated topics. DK Reads is created in consultation with literacy experts and adheres to levelled reading scheme guidelines so the grammar, vocabulary, and content are spot on for each stage.

About the Author

Richard Platt

As an artist
I've written about 60 books, mostly factual books for children. My first children's book was Incredible Cross Sections, which had fantastic illustrations by Stephen Biesty. One of the things I enjoy most about writing is that it gives me the chance to work with wonderful illustrators. When Chris Riddell drew the pictures for Castle Diary and Pirate Diary he managed to capture the characters of all the people in the stories exactly as I'd imagined them. I also love writing because people pay me to find out all this fascinating stuff about strange, wacky and obscure subjects. I spend far more time than I should trying to find amazing facts that bring a subject to life. I trawl through books at home (I've got 2500) and in dusty libraries.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
128 pages
Interest Age: From 8

Author

Richard Platt
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Author's Website

www.richardplatt.co.uk/inde...

Publisher

Publication date

2nd June 2014

ISBN

9781409351825


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