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    • ISBN:9781445156491
    • Publication date:23 May 2019
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The Town Makeover

Noah Learns About Community Pride

By Deborah Chancellor
Illustrated by Elif Balta Parks

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A series of picture books that explore British values through fun stories

This book explores the theme of civic or community pride in shared spaces and is suitable for young children aged 5+. Noah is really looking forward to his favourite magician visiting his town but he thinks his town needs a makeover before he comes. He and his family and friends get to work clearing litter and decorating the town. But how do they all feel when it looks like the magician can't make it after all? For children following Book Bands, it is suitable for children reading at band 5: green.

The book is a part of the British Values series which explores tricky subjects such as democracy, the rule of law, mutual respect and tolerance through fun illustrated stories. Each book includes teacher notes for discussing the theme of the story.

Biographical Notes

Deborah Chancellor (Author)
Deborah Chancellor is a writer of fiction and non-fiction books for children. She has written nearly 100 books and worked with many leading publishers. Deborah is a prolific writer of children's non-fiction on a wide range of subjects. She is a versatile author who has written biographies for teenagers, adapted Bible stories for pre-school children, and written teenage fiction for older children with reading difficulties. Her books have been translated into many languages and sold all over the world. An Associate Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund, Deborah appears at Literary Festivals and runs writing workshops for young people.

Elif Balta Parks (Illustrator)
Elif Balta Parks is a business graduate who's love of drawing lead her to change her life and become an illustrator. She studied independently for several years, developing her style and then attended Central Saint Martins college before beginning her career as an illustrator. Since 2012 Elif has illustrated over 30 children's books and is passionate about engaging young readers' imaginations with her work.
She lives in more than one place but always has her sketchbook at her side.

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  • ISBN: 9781445156484
  • Publication date: 14 Sep 2017
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
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