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The Mermaid of Zennor

Independent Reading 17

By Lynne Benton
Illustrated by Daniel Duncan

  • Hardback
  • £8.99

This story is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to book bands to encourage independent reading skills, developed with Dr Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin of UCL Institute of Education (IOE)

In this retelling of a Cornish folktale, we visit the mermaid's chair of Zennor Church and learn the tale of the mermaid and local man, Matthew Trewella.

This colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 10-11. Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.

Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781445165271
  • Publication date: 11 Jul 2019
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
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