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An original story told with simple text for children just beginning to read. When dastardly pirates capture Percy Pike, he has to use all his cunning to escape. Will he find a way to save himself from walking the plank and scoop all Captain Crook’s treasure as well? Humorously illustrated by Kate Sheppard. Developed in conjunction with reading experts from Roehampton University. Also available as an English Learner's Edition with CD recordings in British and American English and downloadable worksheets and teacher's notes.

Book information

Age
4+
Key Stage
KS1 E
Lexile Measure
500L
Book Band
Purple
BIC CBMC
A3N79
CEFR Level
A2
Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9780746077665
Extent: 48 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Illustrator
Kate Sheppard

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.

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Press reviews

“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.
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