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If Only We Had a Helicopter

Written by Roger Mcgough

Illustrated by Michael Broad

Featured Books for 7+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers General Fiction

LoveReading View on If Only We Had a Helicopter

Interest Age 7-12 Reading Age 7  Here’s a slice of Roger McGough’s childhood to entertain young readers, stories of some of the antics he got up to with his friend Midge: adventures with a new puppy; fun days at school; days out on Formby beach, rucksacks packed with jam butties, dog biscuits and pop. McGough’s writing is very direct, perfect for Barrington Stoke who specialise in making books that are accessible to all readers, but he slips in lovely ideas and images too, so October is a bully wearing a grey frown and kicking the leaves around and the sea, the old sneak thief, steals footprints left in the sand and does who knows what with them. Like the treasure that the boys find (and lose), this is full of secrets, waiting to be opened. ~ Andrea Reece

Particularly suitable for struggling and reluctant readers aged 7+

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If Only We Had a Helicopter Synopsis

Midge and co. are back! And this time there's a brand new four-legged friend in tow. New Dog needs a name and the boys need an adventure, so what are the three to do but sort it out themselves - there will be rescue missions, viking attacks and buried treasuregalore before the week is out. Laugh-out-loud adventures of childhood high jinks and rascality.

Particularly suitable for struggling and reluctant readers aged 7+

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ISBN: 9781781124635
Publication date: 15/09/2015
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781124635
Publication date: 15th September 2015
Author: Roger Mcgough
Illustrator: Michael Broad
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 64 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Other Categories: Books for Boys

About Roger Mcgough

Award-winning poet, playwright, broadcaster and children's author Roger McGough was born on 9 November 1937 in Liverpool, England. He was educated at St Mary's College, Crosby, Liverpool, and at Hull University. He taught at St Kevin's Comprehensive School, Kirby, and lectured at Mabel Fletcher College in Liverpool and at the Liverpool College of Art. He was a member of the pop music/poetry group 'The Scaffold' between 1963 and 1973. He made his name as one of the 'Liverpool Poets' with Adrian Henri and Brian Patten, included in The Mersey Sound: Penguin Modern Poets 10 (1967). A Fellow of John Moores University in Liverpool, he won ...

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