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The Trick

Written by Keith Gray

Part of the Read On Series

The Trick Synopsis

Eric, are you ready to travel to a place you've never been before? Mathew Masters asked, loud enough for the whole audience to hear. Are you ready to do something truly magical? Are you ready, Eric, to vanish not somewhere, but Elsewhere? Where do you go when you disappear? Or, rather, when you are `disappeared'. Eric is about to find out when a school trip to a magic show takes an unexpected turn. This playful story mixes the mundane and the fantastical, as Eric is given an amazing choice: to go back to his old life of school, his so-called mates and being kept awake by his baby sister, or to take a step into the unknown. *Help Key Stage 3 students move from Level 3a to Level 4c in reading. *Support comprehension with the striking, age-appropriate illustrations. *Encourage shared and guided reading using the ready-made tasks and discussion points on the activity pages at the back of the book.

The Trick Press Reviews

`Students loved the theme of magic and all had an opinion about the story. We have been learning about sub-text so this story was ideal to read and allowed the students to use their new skills really well. An appealing book with good, extending vocabulary.' Fiona Dyson, Southfields Academy, on The Trick by Keith Gray

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007464906
Publication date: 1st November 2012
Author: Keith Gray
Publisher: Collins Educational an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 56 pages

About Keith Gray

Alan Gibbons trained as a teacher and through working with young people discovered his literary voice. He started writing fiction for his pupils and published his first novel in 1993. Alan has also appeared on the BBC education programme Writer's Block, the Blue Peter Book Awards, radio 4's Front Row, and is a regular contributor to TES, Junior Education, Carousel, Books for Keeps and other journals.

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