Sam Hay - Too Many Nightingales! - Hachette Children's Group

Too Many Nightingales!

By Sam Hay
Illustrated by Roger Simo

  • Hardback
  • £8.99

Inventive and amusing twists on classic fairy tales for 5-7 year olds told by top authors

Follow this fabulous twist on the Hans Christian Andersen classic ' The Nightingale'. Maybe you can have too much of a good thing ... when the King and Queen discover a beautiful nightingale singing in their garden, they adore it. But whatever the King and Queen like, the people love! Suddenly the kingdom has gone nightingale crazy! There is only one thing to do - the nightingales must go!

Hopscotch Twisty Tales combine carefully controlled text levels and a word count of under 500 words with highly entertaining and original stories. They are perfect for children starting to read independently aged 5 or who read book bands 7-8. Each book also contains fun puzzles at the back to reinforce story sequencing and character and dialogue work.

Biographical Notes

Sam Hay is the author of the UNDEAD PETS series for Stripes/Penguin US and the SCREAMING SANDS series for Catnip. Her first book with Franklin Watts will publish in Race Ahead with Reading in October 2015, her first picture book will publish in 2015 with Egmont, as well as a chapter book series STELLA AND THE NIGHT SPRITES, with Scholastic US. Previously, Sam has written some animal short stories and early readers for Macmillan, and young novels for A&C Black. All her published books can be viewed on her website - www.samhayauthor.com . Sam worked in television and now works closely with primary school children, visiting schools to encourage literacy. Sam lives in Wales with her husband and kids.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781445147550
  • Publication date: 28 Apr 2016
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
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