Illustrated by Petra Brown
Part of the Reading Ladder series
A beautifully crafted chapter book, perfect for children learning to read.
From master story-teller Michael Morpurgo. When Stevie Rooster is mean about Nick's old dog dying, Nick throws Stevie's best conker into the pond.
But Grandma says there's a better way to get back at Stevie - become Conker King of Jubilee Park.
Nick must use some conkers from the tree in the old scrapyard. And in that scrapyard is a skinny, starving dog who looks just like Nick's old pet.
Can Nick rescue the animal and become conker champion?
A moving story about grief, redemption and the love of a family pet.
The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read.
It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up.
It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading.
Level 3 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for fluent readers who are beginning to read exciting, challenging stories independently. It features: varied sentences; detailed illustrations to enjoy; chapters; interesting characters and themes; a rich range of vocabulary; and, more complex storylines to stretch confident readers.
All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading.
Book band: White.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 48 pages, colour illustrations
- Publisher: Egmont UK Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/04/2016
- Category: Traditional
- ISBN: 9781405282543