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Series: Reading ladder : level 3
Publication Date: 7 Apr 2016
Subject: Beginner 3
Suitable for: Primary (Year 2, Year 3)
AR: 4.3 LY
A boy learns the hard life lesson of death after caring for a stray dog
When Stevie Rooster is mean about Nick's old dog dying, Nick throws Stevie's best conker into the pond. But Grandma says there's a better way to get back at Stevie - become Conker King of Jubilee Park. Nick must use some conkers from the tree in the old scrapyard.
And in that scrapyard is a skinny, starving dog who looks just like Nick's old pet. Can Nick rescue the animal and become conker champion?
This is a moving story about grief, redemption and the love of a family pet.
The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading.
Level 3 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for fluent readers who are beginning to read exciting, challenging stories independently.It includes varied sentences; detailed illustrations to enjoy; chapters; interesting characters and themes; a rich range of vocabulary; and more complex storylines to stretch confident readers.
All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading.
Book banded by the publisher
NOTE : Originally published in the 'Yellow Bananas' series by Heinemann. Reissued in the Red Bananas' series by Egmont in 2011.
p5 Chapter one
p15 Chapter two
p23 Chapter three
p39 Chapter four