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Mick Gowar - Author

Books by Mick Gowar

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Myths and Legends: Level 15: Beowulf, Grendel And The Dragon

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Myths and Legends: Level 15: Beowulf, Grendel And The Dragon

Author: Mick Gowar Illustrator: Paul McCaffrey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/12/2021

Beowulf, Grendel and the Dragon tells the story of the heroic warrior Beowulf as he battles a hate-filled demon, then its vengeful mother and a furious fire-breathing dragon. Captivating versions of some of the best myths and legends from around the world. TreeTops Myths and Legends are fascinating and action-packed stories that will motivate and inspire readers. These are some of the oldest and most enduring stories in the world, retold by leading contemporary children's authors to bring out all of the action, drama, humour and depth of the original stories in a way that makes them as exciting and meaningful today as ever. The stories are beautifully illustrated in a range of styles to bring each tale to life. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Skara Brae Band 07/Turquoise

Skara Brae Band 07/Turquoise

Author: Mick Gowar Illustrator: Sarah-Jane Harknett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

In 1850 in Scotland, a great storm washed away tonnes of soil to reveal the remains of a village that existed 4,000 years before. Discover what was found at the lost village of Skara Brae and what life was like in the New Stone Age. Turquoise/Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. Text type: An Information Book. A visual timeline on pages 22 and 23 show how life has changed in Skara Brae over time, providing plenty of speaking and listening opportunities. Curriculum links: History: What were homes like a long time ago?; Geography: An island home. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Reading Champion: The Fox and the Goose Independent Reading Gold 9

Reading Champion: The Fox and the Goose Independent Reading Gold 9

Author: Mick Gowar Illustrator: John Joven Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2021

This story is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to book bands to encourage independent reading skills, developed with Dr Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin of UCL Institute of Education (IOE). A traditional Aesop fable is retold as the story of Fox and Goose, who try to be friends, but end up misunderstanding one another and not showing compassion for each other's needs, with disastrous consequences. Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

Reading Champion: Coyote the Fire Thief Independent Reading 15

Reading Champion: Coyote the Fire Thief Independent Reading 15

Author: Mick Gowar Illustrator: James Rey Sanchez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2019

In this retelling of a native American myth, Coyote feels sorry for the helpless humans and steals fire to bring them warmth and comfort. But the humans are not grateful for her gift and use the fire against Coyote and the natural world. This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 9-10. Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. The Key Stage 2 Reading Champion Books are suggested for use as follows: Independent Reading 11: start of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 12: end of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 13: start of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 14: end of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 15: start of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 16: end of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 17: start of Year 6 or age 10+ Independent Reading 18: end of Year 6 or age 10+

Reading Champion: How Bear Lost His Tail Independent Reading 11

Reading Champion: How Bear Lost His Tail Independent Reading 11

Author: Mick Gowar Illustrator: Andy Catling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2019

A fun retelling of this Native American legend. Bear is tricked by Otter into fishing with his beautiful, long tail - and it ends up getting frozen and snapping off! Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. The Key Stage 2 Reading Champion Books are suggested for use as follows: Independent Reading 11: start of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 12: end of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 13: start of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 14: end of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 15: start of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 16: end of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 17: start of Year 6 or age 10+ Independent Reading 18: end of Year 6 or age 10+

Project X Origins: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 13: Great Escapes: Escaping Slavery

Project X Origins: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 13: Great Escapes: Escaping Slavery

Author: Mick Gowar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Escaping Slavery follows the stories of people who were captured and sold into the slave trade, as well as stories of those who helped slaves escape and how slavery was eventually abolished. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Purple Book Band, Oxford Level 8: Buildings: Cool Buildings

Project X Origins: Purple Book Band, Oxford Level 8: Buildings: Cool Buildings

Author: Mick Gowar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Cool Buildings explores the most incredible buildings around the world, with Max and Tiger commenting on the facts we are learning. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Gold Book Band, Oxford Level 9: Pirates: Blackbeard's Ship

Project X Origins: Gold Book Band, Oxford Level 9: Pirates: Blackbeard's Ship

Author: Mick Gowar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Jump aboard and explore the history of this famous pirate ship in Blackbeard's Ship. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

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