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Reading Planet - Under a Parrot Sky - Level 6: Fiction (Jupiter)
Under a Parrot Sky is included in the Rising Stars Reading Planet reading scheme at the Blue A level. Keen wildlife photographer, Lily, is disappointed when instead of heading to South Africa for a holiday, her parents take her on a work trip to Norway. Unhappy that she’ll be unable to photograph the abundant and colourful animals of South Africa, Lily reluctantly attempts to join in with the life of her Norwegian hosts. This does not go well, and Lily finds herself isolated in an unfamiliar and unwelcoming new world. Eventually, she discovers that the wilderness of Norway is home to a host of magnificent creatures and so she sets-off to explore its wonders on her own. Disaster strikes when Lily falls into a deep snow drift, far from her hosts’ home and without anyone knowing her whereabouts.
Under a Parrot Sky is a story about difference and learning to get along with people from unfamiliar backgrounds. It takes the reader on a journey to the Arctic Circle, introducing them to the natural wonders of this wilderness environment, including the Northern Lights.
In keeping with the rest of the books in this series, Under a Parrot Sky includes a set of comprehension questions for readers to complete after reading. There is also an author’s note outlining the inspiration for the story and prompts to encourage readers to further research the Northern Lights and other aspects of the story. A most enjoyable addition to the Reading Planet reading scheme.
Under a Parrot Sky is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band.
Children aged 7-11 will be inspired to love reading through the gripping stories and fascinating information books created by top authors. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 9-10 years
Lily is devastated when her parents make her give up her sunshine-filled South African holiday to accompany them on a work trip to freezing Norway. Worse still, she has to stay with a family she's never met and fit in with a way of life she's never experienced before. One embarrassing mishap follows another and Lily has never felt so alone. When she decides to photograph the snowy landscape and the creatures that live in it, Lily thinks she's finally found a way to enjoy herself ... until surprise encounters with a lost dog and a wild cat turn her outing into a deadly nightmare. Will Lily survive the rapidly falling temperatures and make it home alive? And will she ever find friendship under a parrot sky?
Closing date: 31/01/2020