Speed by David Orme


Speed by David Orme

'Speed' tells you everything you need to know about going fast. How fast can we go? On land? On water? In the air? In space? Are there impossible speed barriers? And what's the slowest thing ever? In the fiction story 'All About Speed' a rally driving lesson suddenly becomes very, very exciting. Find out why. Speed is part of the Trailblazers series, published by Ransom Publishing. It is ideal for older children and young adults with a reading age of 5 - 8. The books are suitable for general reading or as part of a more structured reading programme. Each book is on a strong, popular topic, with a colourful, attractive layout, combining fact and fiction. Each book has a non fiction and a fiction section. The fiction story appears in two formats - one with simple texts for poor readers; the facing pages contain an illustrated speech bubble version of the same story, for those who are just starting to learn to read. These two levels of entry give access points for children and young adults with different reading ages. The vocabulary of each book is carefully limited, with simple sentences to reinforce reading skills, which make the books suitable for even the poorest readers.

About the Author

David Orme was a teacher for 18 years before he became a full time writer. When he is not writing books he travels around the country, giving performances, running writing workshops and running courses. David has written over 200 books including poetry collections and anthologies, fiction and non-fiction, and school text books.

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36 pages
Interest Age: 6-8


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Publication date

1st August 2008



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