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Three original stories for children who have just started reading on their own. Young children can find out who will be Pirate of the Year, the cabin boy’s secret and how Captain Spike escapes from the dungeons of Rotter’s Isle. Vividly illustrated by Christyan Fox. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.

Book information

Age
5+
Key Stage
KS1 E
Lexile Measure
610L
Book Band
Gold
CEFR Level
B2
Accelerated Reader level
3.3 LY
Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9780746087060
Extent: 48 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Illustrator
Christyan Fox

Author information

Russell Punter

Russell Punter was born in Bedfordshire, England. From an early age he enjoyed writing and illustrating his own stories. He later trained as a graphic designer at art college in West Sussex before entering publishing. Since then, he has written over fifty books for children, including original fiction in both picture book and young reader formats.

Read more about Russell Punter

English Learner’s Editions

Usborne English Learner’s Editions are selected titles from the Usborne Reading Programme that are available with CD recordings in British and American English, and with downloadable worksheets and teacher’s notes.

To find out more about English Learner’s Editions, and download the free worksheets and teacher’s notes go to www.usborne.com/englishlearnerseditions.

Collected teacher’s notes and student’s worksheets (photocopiable format) can also be purchased as paperback books.

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“pirate adventures”

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  • Usborne Reading Programme
    Find out more about the Usborne Reading Programme, download a chart of the seven levels and watch an interview with reading consultant Alison Kelly.
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