The Wooden Horse by Russell Punter


The Wooden Horse by Russell Punter

This is a new title in Young Reading, Series One based on the Greek myth, part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme. It is aimed at children just beginning to read to help build confidence and ability. The Greek army has been sent to Troy to recapture Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world. But how can they get inside the heavily defended city? The Greek commander, Odysseus, comes up with an extraordinary solution - but will his daring plan really work? It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is Principal Lecturer in Education from Roehampton University and an early reading specialist. Every title in this series features clear and compelling text accompanied by charming and highly appealing illustrations. It is designed to motivate children as they learn to read.


'Irresistible for children learning to read' - Child Education Plus; 'The Usborne Young Reading Program has a lovely selection of classic tales adapted for younger readers. Graded in seven levels, these have just enough stretch in them and yet are not too overwhelming' - The Irish Sunday Independent; 'Crack reading and make confident and enthusiastic readers with this fantastic reading programme' - Julia Eccleshare'

About the Author

Russell Punter

Russell’s earliest ambition was to become an artist, well third earliest actually, after dating Marie Osmond and becoming the first 9 year old to play the part of Doctor Who.

He joined Usborne Publishing as a designer in 1987 but since discovering his literary side in 2003, he has written over twenty books for the company.

He loves writing for children and his biggest fan is his niece, although he’s not letting the fact that she’s not yet old enough to read bother him.

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48 pages
Interest Age: 6+


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Publication date

1st March 2011



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