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    • ISBN:9781444004830
    • Publication date:05 Jul 2012
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Cudweed in Outer Space

By Marcus Sedgwick
Illustrated by Pete Williamson

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Cudweed encounters aliens and a time machine in his second Early Reader adventure from award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick, perfect for beginner readers.

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

Cudweed encounters aliens and a time machine in this funny, quirky story, perfect for beginner readers, from the bestselling Raven Mysteries team, award-winning and multi-award-nominated author Marcus Sedgwick and illustrator Pete Williamson.

With short, accessible chapters with full-colour illustrations on every page, these stories are perfect for bridging the gap from picture books to fiction.

Biographical Notes

Marcus Sedgwick is a full time author. His first novel, Floodland, won the Branford Boase Award for the best debut children's novel of 2000. Since then his books have been shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award, the Costa Book Award, the Carnegie Medal and the Edgar Allan Poe Award.

Find his website at www.marcussedgwick.com and follow him on Twitter @marcussedgwick.

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  • ISBN: 9781444007473
  • Publication date: 05 Jul 2012
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  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
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