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Shona, Word Detective (4u2read)

Written by John Agard

Illustrated by Michael Broad

Part of the 4u2read Series

Key Stage 2 General Fiction

LoveReading View on Shona, Word Detective (4u2read)

Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 7

Shona loves words and discovering new ones, so she’s fascinated by the professor on TV talking about her campaign to protect dying languages. Shona’s teacher is a language-lover too and encourages the class to create a language nest. The class fills up with words from the different languages the children speak and there’s a special surprise guest at their World Language Day celebration. A story that takes real pleasure in words and language, this is a lively and entertaining read. Shona, her friends and family are fun to be with and every reader will pick up words they didn’t know to add to their own language nest. ~ Andrea Reece

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

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Shona, Word Detective (4u2read) Synopsis

Shona has always loved words. She even has her very own strange word thesaurus! When her and her classmates learn that some languages are dying out, Miss Bates tasks them with becoming top-class word detectives, proving to themselves and their families that there are many beautiful languages still thriving, even within their own classroom.

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781127865
Publication date: 15th March 2018
Author: John Agard
Illustrator: Michael Broad
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 64 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: General Fiction

About John Agard

John Agard is a playwright, poet and children's writer from Guyana, who moved to the United Kingdom in 1977. He worked for the Commonwealth Institute from 1978 to 1985, travelling throughout the United Kingdom as a touring reader promoting the Caribbean culture to over 2000 schools. He currently resides in Lewes, near Brighton with his partner, the poet Grace Nichols. He became the first Writer in Residence at the South Bank Centre in London and became Poet in Residence at the BBC in London as well. He has won a total of five awards for his works, including the Paul Hamlyn Award for Poetry ...

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