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The Secret Egg

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Finding something strange on the bus leads to a secret egg hatching. What can it be? The story is told entirely in verse. The Secret Egg is a book-banded reading book for developing readers, carefully levelled at Purple Book Band. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this 362-word rhyming story features a more demanding text with an extended vocabulary. It is suitable for ages 7 - 8. The Secret Egg is part of Ransom Reading Stars, a structured programme for children learning to read. The series has fifteen levels: four phonics levels and eleven book band levels (Pink through to Lime).

About the Author

John Townsend is a full-time writer who focuses particularly on helping boys enjoy reading. Before writing full time, John spent 25 years teaching in schools; he has been Head of Drama, a Special Needs Coordinator and also the resident writer/storyteller in a primary school. As a writer he visits schools regularly to talk to children about his books. He runs boys literacy projects and has been named a 'Reading Champion' by the National Literacy Trust.

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17th March 2015



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