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Hal the Highwayman

Written by June Crebbin

Illustrated by Polly Dunbar

Part of the Walker Starters Series

Hal the Highwayman Synopsis

A lively and engaging Starters title for beginner readers illustrated by acclaimed picture book artist Polly Dunbar, with a friendly text and stylish two-colour illustrations. Hal the Highwayman is part of Walker Starters, the wonderfully fun and friendly series for beginner readers. Hal wants to be a fearsome highwayman - but he's very clumsy and isn't at all scary. So he signs up for Dick Turpin's School for Highwayman. Lessons start at once! This is a charming and witty story told through a range of writing styles, including hand-lettered speech bubbles, postcards and posters. The illustrations, which appear on every page, are lively and stylish, and play an active part in helping children understand the text.

Hal the Highwayman Press Reviews

Any child who doesn't get the jokes in Hal The Highwayman should be referred to the Crack-a-Joke Co-ordinator for a sense of humour screening test. * TES Teacher * If only more first reading books were written and illustrated with the dash and panache of this highly entertaining tale...Young readers will love the jokes, the lists, the school report, the maps, Dunbar's exuberant, scribbly pencil and wash illustrations... * Books For Keeps, EDITOR'S CHOICE *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780744590197
Publication date: 3rd February 2003
Author: June Crebbin
Illustrator: Polly Dunbar
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 48 pages

About June Crebbin

June Crebbin has written over forty books that have been published in the UK and abroad. She trained as a primary school teacher, and has taught in Leicestershire, Yorkshire and for a year Michigan, USA. Many of her ideas come from her family, the children she's taught and the children she knows now at a riding stable. June lives in Leicestershire with her husband, and has two grown-up sons and two grandsons. Polly Dunbar is a major star in the picture-book firmament. She is the author-illustrator of Penguin, Dog Blue and Flyaway Katie, and the illustrator of Pat-a-Cake Baby, written ...

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