All About Ella

Written by Sally Nicholls

Illustrated by Hannah Coulson

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Interest Age 5-8  Ella wants to know on which day of the week she was born, but her family can’t say; Ella’s big brother is very sick and she often feels that it’s all about Sam, while she is overlooked. In chapters that echo the poem Monday’s Child we follow Ella through an eventful week, as she learns more about the kind of person she really is. It’s a sensitive and moving story, beautifully told, its short extent and the simplicity of language belying the depth of emotion and sophistication of the message. ~ Andrea Reece

High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

About the Little Gems series: Little Gems are in a gorgeous new chunky format, with high-spec production including coloured endpapers and jacketed flaps with activities.  Additional features include high quality cream paper, Barrington Stoke font and illustrations on every page.  They are perfect for 5-8's. These quality stories promote good reading practice for all newly independent readers.

All About Ella Synopsis

Sam is sick, and Ella is sick of Sam. Life seems to revolve around his hospital appointments, his medication and his need for peace and quiet. No one thinks about what Ella wants or needs, no one cares. They don't even know what day she was born on. In the end, Ella decides she doesn't care if Sam gets sicker, but when it happens, she finds she cares an awful lot. A charming and heartfelt exploration of family love and the challenges of being a younger sibling.

High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

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ISBN: 9781781125335
Publication date: 15/03/2017
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781125335
Publication date: 15th March 2017
Author: Sally Nicholls
Illustrator: Hannah Coulson
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: General Fiction

About Sally Nicholls

I was born in Stockton-on-Tees, just after midnight, in a thunderstorm. My father died when I was two, and my brother Ian and I were brought up my mother. I always wanted to write - when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I used to say "I'm going to be a writer" - very definite.I've always loved reading, and I spent most of my childhood trying to make real life as much like a book as possible. My friends and I had a secret club like the Secret Seven, and when I was ...

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