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Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 17: The Storm Child

Written by Gill Lewis

Illustrated by James Gifford

Part of the Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories Series

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 17: The Storm Child Synopsis

This beautifully illustrated story is an adaptation of the Welsh legend of Cantre'r Gwaelod, the lost area of Wales which disappeared beneath the sea. This drowned land was once a pleasant and prosperous kingdom, its low-lying fields protected from the waves by a high sea wall. But only Mererid, the storm child, knows that the tide-gates are failing and the next storm will breach the wall. As clouds and ravens gather overhead, she must race to save her friends and the kingdom before it's too late... TreeTops Greatest Stories offers children some of the world's 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: 9780198421139
Publication date: 17th September 2018
Author: Gill Lewis
Illustrator: James Gifford
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 96 pages

About Gill Lewis

Winner of the UKLA Children's Book of the Year 2012, the Little Rebels Award 2015, the US Green Earth Book Award, the German Environmental Prize for Children's Literature, and many other awards. Sir 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 Children's Literature at Newcastle University. She has advised on and contributed to many children's literature broadcasts, programmes, films ...

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