The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Band 04 Blue/Band 10 White

by Abie Longstaff

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 02/09/2013

 
When the wicked Snow Queen puts a spell on Kay, Gerda is worried she will lose him forever. Follow Gerda on her adventure to the Snow Queen's home and find out if she is able to save her friend in this retelling of the traditional tale, beautifully illustrated by Kate Greenaway-winning illustrator Michael Foreman.


*Collins Big Cat Phonics Progress books are specifically designed for struggling readers, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. This title has a text level of Band 4 / Blue, which provides longer, repeated patterns with sequential events, and an interest level of Band 10 / White.


*Text type: A retelling of a traditional story


*A map on pages 14 to 15 enables children to recap Gerda's journey and discuss each stage of the story.


*Curriculum links: Citizenship
ISBN:
9780007516452
9780007516452
Category:
Educational: English language: readers & reading schemes: Synthetic Phonics
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
02-09-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
16
Dimensions (mm):
210x170x2mm
Weight:
0.09kg
Abie Longstaff

Abie Longstaff is the eldest of six children and grew up in Australia, Hong Kong and France. She knows all about squabbling and bossing younger sisters around so she began her career as a barrister.

She started writing when her children were born. Her books include The Fairytale Hairdresser series and The Magic Potions Shop books. She has a life-long love of fairy tales and mythology and her work is greatly influenced by these themes.

Abie got the idea for the Trapdoor Mysteries from her parents' house in France. The house is big and old, with lots of rooms and outbuildings. In one of the bedrooms, there is a secret entrance hidden in a fireplace. It leads to a room that was used by the French Resistance during the war. It was the perfect idea for a book!

Abie lives with her family by the seaside in Hove.

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