Snakes and Ladders: Red Banana

Snakes and Ladders: Red Banana

Paperback Red Bananas

By (author) Michael Morpurgo, Illustrated by Shahar Kober

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  • Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 144mm x 206mm x 6mm | 100g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1405260815
  • ISBN 13: 9781405260817
  • Illustrations note: full colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 130,479

Product description

Classic storytelling from the former children's laureate Michael Morpurgo for Egmont's red banana series. At school she's called 'weedy Wendy', but Wendy isn't afraid of Slinky - Grandad's snake. When she takes Slinky to school and he wriggles out of her school bag, Wendy will brave anything to rescue him. Red bananas are chapter books for newly fluent readers, suitable for NC Level 3 readers. They are carefully designed illustrated books for both entertainment and education, supporting children's understanding of how to read longer books. Red bananas introduce similes and wordplay to encourage an understanding of more literary concepts.

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Author information

Michael Morpurgo, the former Children's Laureate, has written more than forty books and won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times. His novel War Horse has been adapted into a hugely successful and critically acclaimed West End play, and Steven Spielberg is set to release a film of the book in 2011. Michael is a tireless champion for children's books and has been awarded an OBE. Shahar Kober graduated from Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in 2005, with a B.Des degree in illustration and graphic design. He works as a freelance illustrator for children's books, advertising, newspapers, magazines, television and the internet, and is the administrator of the most active online illustration forum in Israel.

Review quote

"Morpurgo was a teacher before he was a writer, and it's easy to see how he kept whole classrooms rapt. That he chose not to restrict his stories to the classroom, but to write them down too, has brought insight, pleasure and excitement to millions." --"Daily Telegraph"