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Invasion Robbie Gibbons

Invasion By Robbie Gibbons

Invasion by Robbie Gibbons


$17.49
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Summary

We splash onto the shore and start running. Bullets whistle and punch into the beach. Wrecked landing craft lie on their side. Waves wash up dead bodies floating face down. I stare. Training doesn't prepare you for this.

Invasion Summary

Read On - Invasion by Robbie Gibbons

We splash onto the shore and start running. Bullets whistle and punch into the beach. Wrecked landing craft lie on their side. Waves wash up dead bodies floating face down. I stare. Training doesn't prepare you for this.

Tommy Doran is an infantryman in the British Army. It's June 1944 and he is about to take part in the biggest invasion in history: D-Day. Will he and his best mate Joe get through the German defences and make it home alive?

This first-person narrative follows them through the anticipation and boredom of waiting to boarding ship in bad weather at Southampton, the Channel crossing, to the fear and tumult of landing on Gold Beach.

Factual pages contextualise the narrative, giving readers the bigger picture. Archive photography and newly commissioned illustration bring the historical events described to life.

The book will be available in time for the 60th anniversary commemorations of D-Day in June 2014.

  • Help Key Stage 3 students move from Level 3a to Level 4c in reading.
  • Support comprehension with the age-appropriate illustrations and the historical photographs to take readers inside the soldiers' experience.
  • Encourage shared and guided reading using the ready-made tasks and discussion points on the activity pages at the back of the book.
  • Suitable for Key Stage 3 students with a reading age of 9 years and 6 months.

About Robbie Gibbons

Alan Gibbons trained as a teacher and through working with young people discovered his literary voice. He started writing fiction for his pupils and published his first novel in 1993. Alan has also appeared on the BBC education programme Writer's Block, the Blue Peter Book Awards, radio 4's Front Row, and is a regular contributor to TES, Junior Education, Carousel, Books for Keeps and other journals.

Additional information

GOR006868575
9780007546190
000754619X
Read On - Invasion by Robbie Gibbons
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
20140220
56
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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