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A re-telling of the classic E.Nesbit story for children growing in reading confidence. When their father is accused of spying, Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis' life is changed overnight by their move from London to the countryside. But will their father ever come back? Usborne Young Reading has been developed with reading experts from Roehampton University. Also available with an audio CD with a dramatic listen-along recording with music and sound effects, followed by a read-along version with prompts for page turns.

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Book information

Age
6+
Key Stage
KS1/2 E
Lexile Measure
640L
Book Band
Lime
CEFR Level
B2
Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9780746079034
Extent: 64 pages
Dimensions: 198 x 130mm
Hardback with CD
ISBN: 9780746096598
Extent: 64 pages
Dimensions: 198 x 130mm
Author/Editor
Retold by Mary Sebag-Montefiore
Illustrator
Alan Marks

Press reviews

“Mary Sebag-Montefiore has done a beautiful job, and opens up this lovely story for younger readers or those who aren’t very confident. The lively clear reading (on the CD)adds to the pleasure.”

Resources for this book

  • Retelling a classic story
    Visit the See Inside Usborne blog to read how the writer, Mary Sebag-Montefiori, creates her retellings of classic stories.
  • 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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