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Sally Prue - Author

About the Author

Sally Prue first started making up stories as a teenager, when she realized that designing someone else's adventures was almost as satisfying as having her own. After leaving school Sally joined practically all the rest of her family working at the nearby paper mill. She now teaches recorder and piano and enjoys walking, painting, day-dreaming, reading and gardening. Cold Tom, Sally's first book won the Branford Boase Award and the Smarties Prize Silver Award.

Sally has two daughters and lives with her husband in Hertfordshire.

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The Path of Finn McCool: A Bloomsbury Reader

The Path of Finn McCool: A Bloomsbury Reader

Author: Sally Prue Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

A comic tale based on Irish mythology and the Giant's Causeway from award-winning author Sally Prue. If you go to Ireland and catch the bus to Ballycastle, there by the sea you'll find the Giant's Causeway. This is the story of how the causeway was made and it all starts with Finn McCool, the biggest giant in Ireland, who sets out to find an even bigger giant across the sea in Scotland. But Finn doesn't always have the best ideas and it's up to his wife Oona to come to the rescue when the Scottish giant follows Finn back home... This funny retelling of an Irish myth from award-winning author Sally Prue has whimsical black-and-white illustrations by Brendan Kearney and is perfect for children who are developing as readers. The Bloomsbury Readers series is packed with brilliant books to get children reading independently in Key Stage 2, with book-banded stories by award-winning authors like double Carnegie Medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean and Waterstones Prize winner Patrice Lawrence, covering a wide range of genres and topics. With charming illustrations and online guided reading notes written by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), this series is ideal for reading both in the classroom and at home. For more information visit www.bloomsburyguidedreading.com. Book Band: Brown Ideal for ages 7+

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Reflect: Oxford Level 18: Hand and Foot

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Reflect: Oxford Level 18: Hand and Foot

Author: Sally Prue Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2019

An historical story about keeping quiet and telling the truth, and what it really means to be a good person. In Georgian England, in a very fine house, live two quite different girls. Marianne is always careful and quiet, whereas Gravity the chambermaid is clumsy and cheerful. But Gravity is suddenly sent away, and being cheerful is a lot trickier when you have to sleep in a cowshed or sing for your supper. Will Gravity ever find a proper home again? Reflect is a series of emotionally powerful books with realistic settings, carefully crafted to promote thoughtful discussions and develop higher-level reading comprehension. Written by top childrens authors and developed with Literacy expert and Series Editor Nikki Gamble, these are books you can trust to engage, entertain and support childrens personal development. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to stories with the right depth and complexity for them, and helping them to progress. Each book contains inside cover notes to help children deepen their understanding and support their reading comprehension. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links to relationships education and support literacy skills.

Class Six and the Eel of Fortune

Class Six and the Eel of Fortune

Author: Sally Prue Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Class Six are back, and they're on a mission: keep that nosy Mrs Knowall from finding out that their school is secretly magic. Which means no more flying around the hall, no more history lessons with Robin Hood, and the school trip to the moon is definitely off. But with their beloved teacher Miss Broom sent back to teacher training, and the school in need of funds for magical supplies, Class Six will have to band together to make this year's school fete the best yet. And everyone knows that no fete is complete without an eel that can see the future... Funny, exciting or a little bit spooky, Black Cats are fast-paced stories with short chapters and illustrations throughout - stepping stones to reading confidence. Book band: Dark Blue Ideal for ages: 9+

Othello Band 18/Pearl

Othello Band 18/Pearl

Author: Sally Prue Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Sally Prue's gripping retelling of Shakespeare's devastating tragedy is both shocking and riveting. Find out how far Iago will go to get revenge on Othello, and what the terrible consequences will be. Pearl/Band 18 books offer fluent readers a complex, substantial text with challenging themes to facilitate sustained comprehension, bridging the gap between a reading programme and longer chapter books. Text type: Fiction from our literary heritage Curriculum links: English: fiction from the English literary heritage

Land of the Gods The Romans are coming...

Land of the Gods The Romans are coming...

Author: Sally Prue Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2016

A laugh-out-loud comedy from popular author Sally Prue, taking a light hearted look at the clash of cultures in Roman Britain. After all - who would live in a hut if there were underfloor heating on offer... If they were Romans I was done for: they'd tear me apart, bit by bit, and enjoy doing it... When Lucan sees a legion of Roman soldiers near his village it definitely makes sense to hide. But hiding in a wagon could prove to be a dangerous mistake. And falling asleep in the wagon is not the best idea that Lucan has ever had. Trapped as a Roman slave, can Lucan find his way home... and does he even want to? This hilarious book is packed with wonderful (and eccentric) characters and insight into life in Roman Britain.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 19: Don Quixote

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 19: Don Quixote

Author: Sally Prue, Miguel de Cervantes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2016

Don Quixote may just be the silliest knight-errant in all of Spain! Along with his 'trusty steed' Rocinante and his patient squire Sancho, he insists on gallivanting around the country in search of noble deeds. Cervantes' ludicrious eponymous hero is brought to life in this hilarious retelling, overflowing with misplaced and madcap heroism. TreeTops Greatest Stories offers children some of the worlds best-loved tales in a collection of timeless classics. Top children's authors and talented illustrators work together to bring to life our literary heritage for a new generation, engaging and delighting children. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book. Each book contains inside cover notes to help children explore the content, supporting their reading development. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links and activities to support guided reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 7: Not Ethan Again!

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 7: Not Ethan Again!

Author: Sally Prue Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Not Ethan Again! is a charmingly-illustrated story of jam, frogs and sibling rivalry. Jessie's brother Ethan is always taking her stuff, like her doll and her scooter. He even takes the card that Jessie made for Granny's birthday. But when he takes a pot of jam thinking that it's hair gel, he gets into a sticky situation ... much to Jessie's delight. Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations. These 36 original stories will get children thinking, and develop and deepen their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustration styles broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book for them. They also contain inside cover notes, to enable parents and teachers to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

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