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Coyote the Fire Thief

By Mick Gowar
Illustrated by James Rey Sanchez

  • 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 native American myth, Coyote feels sorry for the helpless humans and steals fire to bring them warmth and comfort. But the humans are not grateful for her gift and use the fire against Coyote and the natural world.

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.

Biographical Notes

Mick has written or edited more than 100 books for children and young people. He visits schools, libraries, colleges and festivals throughout the UK and abroad to give readings, performances and lead workshops.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781445164472
  • Publication date: 10 Jan 2019
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
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Mick Gowar, Andy Catling
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Romulus and Remus

Mick Gowar, Andrew Breakspeare
Contributors:
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A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite Roman myth. Twin brothers, Romulus and Remus, never stop fighting. They are brought up in the wild, but even their return to the kingdom of Alba Longa does not stop the arguments. Their grandfather tells them to build a new city - but where to build it causes their last and deadliest argument yet.Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in under 1000 words with short chapters.

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Mick Gowar, Cosei Kawa
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Stan's Song

Mick Gowar, Francois Hall
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Francois Hall

It's the Cactus Thorn town picnic and Sheriff Stan is going to sing for the crowd.

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Rodeo Rider

Mick Gowar, Francois Hall
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Buffalo Bob's Wild West Show has come to town and Stan wants to ride Mad Mickey the Mean Mustang!

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Rock-a-bye Baby / Rock-a-bye Puppy

Mick Gowar, Christina Bretschneider
Contributors:
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Each book features the original rhyme, accompanied by fun illustrations, with the whole rhyme repeated to allow children to spot the rhyming words. Then follows a fun, alternative nursery rhyme, again with full colour illustrations and the repeat of the wholealternative rhyme. These books not only offer a highly supportive first reading experience, starting from the familiar nursery rhyme and extending with the alternative rhyme, but also encouragechildren to play with language, stimulating their own writing. The series is compiled in consultation with Dr Hilary Minns, former Lecturer in English in Education at the University of Warwick.

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Tadpoles Nursery Rhymes: Little Miss Muffet / Little Miss Mumpet

Mick Gowar, Jan Smith
Contributors:
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Each book features the original rhyme, accompanied by fun illustrations, with the whole rhyme repeated to allow children to spot the rhyming words. Then follows a fun, alternative nursery rhyme, again with full colour illustrations and the repeat of the wholealternative rhyme. These books not only offer a highly supportive first reading experience, starting from the familiar nursery rhyme and extending with the alternative rhyme, but also encouragechildren to play with language, stimulating their own writing. The series is compiled in consultation with Dr Hilary Minns, former Lecturer in English in Education at the University of Warwick.

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Tadpoles Nursery Rhymes: Baa, Baa Black Sheep / Baa, Baa Pink Sheep

Mick Gowar, A O'kif
Contributors:
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Each book features the original rhyme, accompanied by fun illustrations, with the whole rhyme repeated to allow children to spot the rhyming words. Then follows a fun, alternative nursery rhyme, again with full colour illustrations and the repeat of the wholealternative rhyme. These books not only offer a highly supportive first reading experience, starting from the familiar nursery rhyme and extending with the alternative rhyme, but also encouragechildren to play with language, stimulating their own writing. The series is compiled in consultation with Dr Hilary Minns, former Lecturer in English in Education at the University of Warwick.

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Hopscotch Myths: Romulus and Remus

Mick Gowar, Andrew Breakspeare
Contributors:
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Tadpoles Nursery Rhymes: Old Mother Hubbard / Old Father Hubbard

Mick Gowar, Kate Edmunds
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Kate Edmunds

Each book features the original rhyme, accompanied by fun illustrations, with the whole rhyme repeated to allow children to spot the rhyming words. Then follows a fun, alternative nursery rhyme, again with full colour illustrations and the repeat of the wholealternative rhyme. These books not only offer a highly supportive first reading experience, starting from the familiar nursery rhyme and extending with the alternative rhyme, but also encouragechildren to play with language, stimulating their own writing. The series is compiled in consultation with Dr Hilary Minns, former Lecturer in English in Education at the University of Warwick.

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Leapfrog: Handyman Doug

Mick Gowar, Peter Cottrill
Contributors:
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When Doug crashes into Mr Brown's car, he does his best to sort things out. But he just keeps getting it wrong!

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Tadpoles: Dad's Van

Mick Gowar, Rory Walker
Contributors:
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Everyone is getting ready to go on holiday, but Dad's van won't start. Dad tries to push, but he needs help...

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The Rowdy Romans:The Guard Dog Geese

Mick Gowar, Martin Remphry
Contributors:
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The Rowdy Romans:A Runaway Donkey

Mick Gowar, Martin Remphry
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The Rowdy Romans:The Great Necklace Hunt

Mick Gowar, Martin Remphry
Contributors:
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Remember the 5th November

Mick Gowar, Mike Phillips
Contributors:
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It's nearly the 5th of November and Guy Fawkes is stocking on barrels of gunpowder - what is he up to, and can anyone stop him?Hopscotch Histories are brand new stories in historical settings, told in under 400 words, perfect for children who are building up their reading confidence.

Anita Ganeri

Anita Ganeri is an award-winning author of children's information books. She has been a writer for 20 years, after working in-house for Usborne Publishing and Walker Books. She specialises in the natural world, religion and mythology but is always looking for new challenges. Among her many titles are the best-selling 'Horrible Geography' series for Scholastic Children's Books which won the Blue Peter Book Award for the Best Book with Facts in 2009 and the Tivy Education Medal from the Royal Scottish Geographical Society for an outstanding contribution to geographical education. Anita lives in northern England with her husband, children, dogs and cat. She enjoys reading, walking the Moors, playing tennis and dreaming of winning Wimbledon.

Chris Oxlade

Chris Oxlade, is an experienced writer of information books for children. He specializes in science and technology, and has written more than sixty titles, on subjects ranging from kites to virtual reality as well as books on various forms of transport.

Clare Hibbert

Clare specializes in non-fiction books for children of pre- and primary school age. Her favourite subjects are animals, history, art and culture. She has been shortlisted for the prestigious Aventis Junior Science Prize, and won a dozen Practical Pre-School Gold Awards. When she's not writing, Clare likes spending time with her family, taking long walks, going to the theatre and watching contemporary dance - her favourite dancer is Akram Khan.