Sea Wolf

Sea Wolf

Sea Wolf
Kathryn White

Bloomsbury Education

ISBN 9781472924889

Maya's little brother Ethan is always telling stories about the Sea Wolf, the monster in the sea around Black Rock. Maya doesn't believe Ethan's lies but she does believe the sea is dangerous so, when Ethan tries to prove he can kayak to Black Rock, she knows she has to try to save him. Will either of them make it back from the dark and deadly sea? Bloomsbury High Low books encourage and support reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers, those with dyslexia, or those with English as an additional language. Printed on tinted paper and with a dyslexia friendly font, Sea Wolf is aimed at readers aged 9+ and has a manageable length (64 pages) and reading age (7+). Produced in association with reading experts at Catch Up, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties.

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Sea Wolf4/5

Sea Wolf

Kathryn White

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Since their dad left, Maya's little brother, Ethan, has been telling tall tales to anyone who will listen. After a row about one of these lies, Ethan runs off to prove he can kayak to Black Rock, a dangerous journey. Maya knows she must try to save him. Sea Wolf is a short, achievable story, but one which is packed full of action and adventure. Aimed at engaging those who find reading more challenging, it certainly delivers on interest and plot, keeping the reader wondering to the end. The story offers possibilities for discussing sibling tensions, how different people react to situations (in this case a parent leaving) and the consequences of acting rashly, making it excellent for guided reading as well as independent. The 'Bonus Bits' section at the back of the book contains a mini-glossary, information about the author, a section on rescue dogs and ideas for activities based on the book. Printed in dyslexia-friendly font on tinted paper, this is an achievable, satisfying read for everyone. 64 pages / Ages 9+ / Reviewed by Sue Wilsher, teacher.

Reviewed by: Sue Wilsher