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Hansel and Gretel Band 04/Blue Malachy Doyle, Grimm Brothers, Tim Archbold, Collins Big Cat

Collins Educational
Paperback / softback 16 pages

210 x 199 x 3mm
1st Sep 2006
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For National Curriculum Key Stage 2
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Hansel and Gretel are left all alone in the Brown Wood, and have to try to find their way home. This retelling of the Grimm fairytale is by award-winning author, Malachy Doyle.* Blue / Band 4 - A traditional story* Text type - Fiction* The focus phonemes in this book are oy, ir, au (Paul), al, aw and air.* Use the story map on the final spread to discuss Hansel and Gretel's route home.* This title is paired with a non-fiction book on a similar theme: Birds by Jilly MacLeod.


Malachy has written over 40 books for children and young adults including The Dancing Tiger (Smarties Silver Medal Prize Winner 2005) and Tales from Old Ireland (Parents Choice Gold Award Winner 2001).

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