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The Golden Turtle and Other Tales Band 16/Sapphire by Gervase Phinn

The Golden Turtle and Other Tales Band 16/Sapphire

Part of the Collins Big Cat Series


The Golden Turtle and Other Tales Band 16/Sapphire by Gervase Phinn

Three folk tales from around the world retold by the wonderful storyteller Gervase Phinn. In the first, a golden turtle offers a kindly fisherman riches beyond his wildest dreams. In the secod, Amparo's daughter looks sweet, but when she's determined to do something nothing gets in her way. In the third, a naughty leprechaun gets a big shock! * Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. * A `wanted' poster on pages 54 and 55 for the leprechaun in the last story helps children to recap all the naughty things he did. * Text type: Three stories from other cultures. * This book is paired with The Ultimate World Quiz, a non-fiction information book full of facts about our planet. * Curriculum links: Geography: Passport to the world; Citizenship: Choices, Living in a diverse world. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader

About the Author

Gervase Phinn

Gervase Phinn taught in a range of schools for fourteen years until, in 1984, he became General Adviser for Language Development in Rotherham. Four years later he was appointed Senior General Inspector for English and Drama with North Yorkshire County Council and was subsequently made Principal Adviser for the county. He is now a freelance lecturer and adviser, and Visiting Professor of Education at the University of Teesside.

He has lectured widely in this country and has published many articles on the use of English in education. He has published collections of his own plays and stories and has contributed to several anthologies; his own anthology of poems, Classroom Creatures, has also been published.

Gervase Phinn is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is widely sought after as a speaker and recently was an immediate star on Esther Rantzen's television show, Esther, appearing a second time due to public demand. He is married with four children and lives in a village just outside Doncaster.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st September 2008


Gervase Phinn

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Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


Contains 1 Paperback
56 pages


Educational: English language: readers & reading schemes



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