Part of the Pocket Reads collection, a superb range of 120 pocket-sized fiction and non-fiction readers which cannot fail to capture children's imaginations at Key Stage 2. They are especially attractive to children who are put off by too much text.
Educational: English language: readers & reading schemes
Paperback / softback
Pearson Education Limited
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Ann Turnbull knew from an early age that she wanted to be a writer. After working as a secretary for many years, Ann returned to studying and started to train as a teacher.
It was then that she rediscovered children's literature and began writing for children herself.
Her first novel was published in 1974 and she is has now written more than thirty books for children and young adults, with shortlistings for the Guardian Children's Book Prize and the Whitbread Children's Book Award.
Roger Jones is a writer and editor specializing in careers, living and working abroad, and music. A graduate in modern languages from King's College, London University, he has worked abroad in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, and in refugee welfare and education in the UK.
He has written over fifteen handbooks including Culture Smart! Western Europe and Culture Smart! Libya, and two novels. He also writes and edits music reviews for an international classical music Web site, is a longstanding member of the Society of Authors, and plays an active role in civic amenity groups. He lives in Gloucestershire, UK.
Adam Ford is an ordained Anglican priest, now retired. He has an MA in Indian religions and regularly lectures on Buddhism and Hinduism.
He is the author of The Art of Mindful Walking (2011), Seeking Silence in a Noisy World (2011), Mindfulness & the Art of Urban Living (2013), and Galileo & The Art of Ageing Mindfully (2015).
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