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Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 8: Icarus

Written by Susan Gates, Ovid

Illustrated by Joe Todd-Stanton

Part of the Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories Series

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 8: Icarus Synopsis

Children can dream of what it is like to fly in this reworking of Ovid's classic myth, told through the eyes of servant girl Amara. When Daedalus the inventor and his son Icarus are imprisoned by King Minos, escape looks impossible. But with his ingenious talent Daedalus manages to construct wings, enabling the pair to take on the form of birds. Tragedy strikes when Icarus fails to listen to his father's instructions, and the invention that should be his saviour proves to be the opposite. 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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780198305866
Publication date: 12th May 2016
Author: Susan Gates, Ovid
Illustrator: Joe Todd-Stanton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 24 pages

About Susan Gates, Ovid

Twice winner of the Sheffield Children's Book Award, 1995 and 2000; winner of the Stockport Children's Book Award, 1998; received a Commendation for Carnegie Medal, 1995; shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize, 1995. Michael Morpurgo is one of the UK's most well-known and best-loved authors. A prolific writer, he has won numerous awards and was the Children's Laureate from 2003 to 2005. His world-famous War Horse met with international acclaim and has been made into a stage play and a film. Kimberley Reynolds is Professor of Childrens Literature at Newcastle University. She has advised on and contributed to many children's literature broadcasts, programmes, films and other projects, ...

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