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Mozart's Banana

Written by Gillian Cross

Illustrated by Richard Morgan

Part of the 4u2read Series

Key Stage 2 General Fiction

LoveReading View on Mozart's Banana

Interest Age 7-12  Reading Age 7+  The best-selling author of The Demon Headmaster tells a thrilling and funny story about the taming of a wild horse. Mozart’s Banana is a horse who is a daft as his name. Even Sammy Foster who thinks he is top boy at everything can’t manage to stay on the horse. But then Alice Brett turns up. She is determined to ride Mozart’s Bottom. Alice takes a long cool look at Mozart’s Banana. And she gets the librarian to get her some special books about horses. Will she dare ride such a dangerous horse – and will she be able to?

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+

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Mozart's Banana Synopsis

When Alice Brett moves from the city to a little village school, she's never seen a real live horse before. And famous village resident Mozart's Banana is not just any old horse - he's crazy! The children are banned from riding him, but when Sammy Foster dares Alice to get on Mozart's Banana's back, she takes it very seriously...just what does she have up her sleeve?

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781123676
Publication date: 1st July 2014
Author: Gillian Cross
Illustrator: Richard Morgan
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 64 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: General Fiction

About Gillian Cross

Gillian Cross has won numerous literary prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children’s Novel Award (now the Costa), and the Smarties Prize. Gillian Cross has been writing children’s books for over thirty years. Before that, she took English degrees at Oxford and Sussex Universities, and had various jobs including working in a village bakery and being an assistant to a Member of Parliament. She won the Carnegie Medal for Wolf, the Smarties Prize and the Whitbread Children’s Novel Award for The Great Elephant Chase; and the Little Rebels Award for After Tomorrow. Read ...

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