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Early Reader: A Friend for Christmas

Lauren St John, Matt Robertson

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Early Reader, For National Curriculum Key Stage 1, Interest age: from c 5 years, Christmas, Fiction, Animal stories (Children's / Teenage)

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A full colour red Early Reader story about a dog who comes home for Christmas from BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD-winning author, Lauren St John.

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

If Luka could have anything in the world for Christmas, it would be to see Buddy again, his red and grey mongrel with one floppy ear. But Buddy has been missing for months.

Then again, sometimes, at Christmas time, wishes really do come true.

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Praise for Early Reader: A Friend for Christmas

  • They're brilliant stories told by amazing authors and illustrators. Stuffed full of colour, not many words per page, they're perfect for children moving from picture books into reading chapter books. - Steve Cole, THE SUN

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Lauren St John

Lauren St John was born in Gatooma, Rhodesia, now Kadoma, Zimbabwe. At 11, she and her family moved to Rainbow's End farm and game reserve, the subject of her acclaimed memoir, and she grew up surrounded by animals, including eight horses, two warthogs and a pet giraffe. After nearly a decade as golf correspondent to The Sunday Times, followed by a sojourn in the US, riding the tour buses of alt. country stars like Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle and the Dixie Chicks, she wrote the bestselling 'White Giraffe' series. 'Dead Man's Cove', the first in her new mystery series about 11-year-old detective, Laura Marlin, won the 2011 Blue Peter Favourite Story and Book of the Year Awards.

Lauren's website is http://laurenstjohn.com/ and you can follow her on Twitter @laurenstjohn

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