Damian Harvey - Hopscotch Histories: Tutankhamun and the Golden Chariot - Hachette Children's Group

Hopscotch Histories: Tutankhamun and the Golden Chariot

By Damian Harvey
Illustrated by Graham Philpot

  • Paperback
  • £4.99

Exciting new stories about famous people and great events by top authors.

Young Tutankhamun is given a golden chariot, but he's not allowed to ride it outside the palace gates. How can he prove himself the greatest chariot racer?

Hopscotch Histories are brand new stories in historical settings, told in under 400 words, perfect for children who are building up their reading confidence.

Biographical Notes

Damian Harvey was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, but now spends most of his time in North Wales with his lovely lady, Vicky. He has three wonderful daughters, one brilliant boy and a cat called Polly. Before he became a writer he worked as a painter and decorator, a lifeguard, a swimming teacher, and as an assistant in a record shop. He's now written more than 50 books and doesn't know how to stop. Although Damian enjoys sitting at home writing stories, he also gets let out from behind his computer from time to time and loves visiting schools, libraries and festivals to give lively, interactive performances of his stories, talk about writing and help children with writing stories of their own. You can find out more about Damian by visiting his website: www.damianharvey.co.uk.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780749674151
  • Publication date: 28 Feb 2008
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
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A New Home in Space

Damian Harvey, José Rubert
Contributors:
Damian Harvey, José Rubert
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King Midas

Damian Harvey, Sonya Abby Soekarno
Contributors:
Damian Harvey, Sonya Abby Soekarno

In this retelling of the Greek myth, King Midas learns what true value means when his greed robs him of everything that he holds most dear.This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 9-10. 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.

Franklin Watts

The Blitz Baby

Damian Harvey, Nicolas Hitori De
Contributors:
Damian Harvey, Nicolas Hitori De

During a bombing of Plymouth in World War 2, a German plane is shot down near Jenny and Thomas's house. They long to investigate, but they hear something and decide to investigate first. They are soon in grave danger, needing help from the last source they would expect.This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 9-10. 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.

Franklin Watts

Max and the Gladiator

Damian Harvey
Authors:
Damian Harvey

Max is on a school trip to Chester to visit some Roman ruins. As he takes a little nap after lunch he is suddenly transported back in time ... and before him stands a fully armed Roman Gladiator! 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)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 a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

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Run, Melina, Run

Damian Harvey
Authors:
Damian Harvey
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Cave Boy and the Egg

Damian Harvey, Bill Bolton
Contributors:
Damian Harvey, Bill Bolton

Cave Boy and his dad are hunting for food when they come across an enormous egg. When they take it home for dinner, they get an even bigger surprise!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 a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.Independent Reading Turquoise 7 stories are perfect for children aged 5+ who are reading at book band 7 (Turquoise) in classroom reading lessons.

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The Big Match

Damian Harvey
Authors:
Damian Harvey

Todd is football mad. It's Todd's birthday soon and he decides he wants to have a football party! But then he gets tickets to see the big match and it's on the same day - what will Todd decide to do? 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 a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

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Stuck in the Mud

Damian Harvey
Authors:
Damian Harvey
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Fun at the Beach

Damian Harvey
Authors:
Damian Harvey
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The Awful Astronaut

Damian Harvey, Davide Ortu
Contributors:
Damian Harvey, Davide Ortu

Horrible Histories meets Wimpy Kid in these funny stories mismatching characters with careers. The stories are colour chapter books perfect for the independent reader. In this story, Sam Jones cannot wait to be an astronaut but there is a problem; in fact there are many: he is very clumsy, gets travel sick, and is generally disaster prone! Race Further with Reading is a series designed to build reading confidence with illustrated stories in manageable bite-size chapters, which encourage a sense of achievement at completing each one. They follow on a level from the Race Ahead with Reading series with stories of 2,000 words. The books are perfect for children aged 6-8 or who read book band 11.

Franklin Watts

Sam's Super Family

Damian Harvey, Paul Davidson
Contributors:
Damian Harvey, Paul Davidson

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 a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.Independent Reading Yellow stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 3 (Yellow) in classroom reading lessons.Sam's family is anything but ordinary - in fact, it is super! But what about Sam?

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Granny at the Park

Damian Harvey, Jan Smith
Contributors:
Damian Harvey, Jan Smith

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 a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.Independent Reading Pink 1B stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1B (Pink) in classroom reading lessons.In this story, Granny loves the park - even more than her grandson!

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Just Like Me!

Damian Harvey, Federica Nuccio, Roberta Vottero
Contributors:
Damian Harvey, Federica Nuccio, Roberta Vottero

Just Like Me! is a fun story for young animal and photography fans who are beginning to read on their own. Perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band red.Pete's having so much fun taking pictures of all the animals - but one animal wants to take a picture of Pete!The Tiddlers series features fun stories with a word count of fewer than 50 words for children who are just starting to read. A word list at the beginning of the story allows for a quick check of the reader's ability to read and understand words before reading, and a spot the picture puzzle at the end of the story encourages rereading for pleasure. Compiled in consultation with Catherine Glavina, PGCE and Primary Course Leader, The Centre for Professional Education, University of Warwick.

Franklin Watts

The Disastrous Dentist

Damian Harvey, Ben Scruton
Contributors:
Damian Harvey, Ben Scruton

Horrible Histories meets Wimpy Kid in these funny stories mismatching characters with careers. The stories are colour chapter books perfect for the independent reader.Oliver Payne has discovered a talent - for cleaning and fixing teeth! Only they are not just any teeth...Race Further with Reading is a series designed to build reading confidence with illustrated stories in manageable bite-size chapters, which encourage a sense of achivement at completing each one. They follow on a level from the Race Ahead with Reading series with stories of 2,000 words. The books are perfect for children aged 6-8 or who read book band 11.

Franklin Watts

Meerkat's Marathon

Damian Harvey, Steve Brown
Contributors:
Damian Harvey, Steve Brown

Meerkat is taking part in the longest running race - the marathon! He is so small, how will he complete such a big race? He soon realises he'll need some help!The Froglets series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words. They are suitable for 5 year olds or those reading book band 5.

Franklin Watts

Hippo's High Dive

Damian Harvey, Andrew Painter
Contributors:
Damian Harvey, Andrew Painter

Hippo knows she is going to have to pull off something spectacular to impress the diving judges. As she climbs up to the highest diving board she can't help feel she has forgotten something important...The Froglets series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words.They are great for 5 year olds or those reading book band 5 (green).

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Farmer Finn's Silly Sheep

Damian Harvey, Steve Brown
Contributors:
Damian Harvey, Steve Brown

Farmer Finn's Silly Sheep is a funny story for all animal fans who are beginning to read independently. It is perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band green 5.Farmer Finn has lost his sheep. The wind is howling, the rain is pouring. Where could those silly sheep be?The Froglets series is perfect for children aged 5-7 who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words. A reading game at the end of each book encourages retelling the story and boosting vocabulary. Compiled in consultation with Catherine Glavina, Early Years Course Leader, The Centre for Professional Education, University of Warwick.

Franklin Watts

Robbie's Robot

Damian Harvey, Rory Walker
Contributors:
Damian Harvey, Rory Walker
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Victoria

Damian Harvey, Rupert Van Wyk
Contributors:
Damian Harvey, Rupert Van Wyk
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Odysseus and the Trojan Horse

Damian Harvey, Martin Remphry
Contributors:
Damian Harvey, Martin Remphry

The Greeks and the Trojans are at war. The Greeks must enter the city of Troy but they cannot get through the walls. Can the clever Greek soldier Odysseus trick his way in?A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite Greek myth. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.