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Customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
3

on 20 October 2008
from the HOPSCOTCH ADVENTURES series of books.

From the back cover:-

'When Blackbeard and his pirate band sail into the island's harbour, John decides he must save the islanders. But John is the smallest boy on the island. How can he beat the pirates?'

32 high quality shiny pages in the popular 2-page spread format.
Illustrated throughout, this super book is further enhanced by relevant facial expressions.
Numbered pages with clear, easy-to-follow text.

Example of text:-

'My name is John. When I was a small boy I fought the fiercest pirate in the world! This is my story.

It was a hot summer day. I was fishing for crabs in the harbour of Sark island. I looked out to sea.

A ship was in the distance. It had black sails and a black flag with white bones and a skull. Pirates!

The pirates rowed ashore. Their captain had burning fuses in his hair. He looked like a devil!
'My name is Blackbeard," he shouted. I am the lord of this island now.".....'

Eek! The evil Blackbeard starts as he means to go on.
He takes everything and locks everyone in the church.....all except one little lad, (who no-one ever sees)........who manages to sail to the next island and get the help that is needed!
All that is required, is a cunning plan........but watch out at the end!

Lots of action packed into 31 pages!

'HOPSCOTCH has been specially designed to fit the requirements of the National Literacy Strategy. It offers real books by top authors and illustrators for children developing their reading skills.'

There are a number of 'HOPSCOTCH' stories to choose from and these are listed on the very last page.
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on 30 May 2015
Used for guided reading, fits theme on oceans.
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on 18 September 2014
Good story
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