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An original tale based on the classic nursery rhyme "The House that Jack Built" with simple text and delightful illustrations. The greedy dragon wants the gold hidden in the castle that Jack built. Soon a witch, troll, frog, girl and prince join the story too! First Reading Level Three titles help beginner readers develop reading stamina and include character sheets or maps and the main story. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton. Also available as an English Learner's Edition with CD recordings in British and American English and downloadable worksheets and teacher's notes.

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Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9780746077092
Extent: 48 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Lesley Sims
Mike Gordon

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“The best books for children ever”
I start buying some of these books for my 4 year old daughter, she totally loves them and her 7 year old sister that speaks Spanish loves them too. It was great seeing my daughters enjoy and learn the story by memory in 2 days. This collection is read every night and is the best. Thank you very much.
“great books!!”
Your books have really broken down hard words for young children in my learning environment. Also, your rhyming books, GENIUS!!! My teacher, Mrs. G., loves your Reading Program. She thinks it is very likely to used at our school.

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“For every parent, child and teacher weary of the monotony of the average reading scheme, Usborne’s First Reading series will offer rays of sunlight. The books are carefully levelled and offer a huge variety of accessible and fun, fiction and non-fiction.”

Resources for this book

  • 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.