Reading Ladder Level 2 - Norman the Naughty Knight and the Flying Horse (Reading Ladder Level 2)

By Smriti Halls, Illustrated by Ian Smith

Norman and Doris the Dragon get ready for the big joust – but Norman’s silly stories land him in trouble again in this brilliantly funny adventure, perfect for children learning to read.

There’s going to be a jousting contest at Creaky Castle – Norman and Doris the Dragon can’t wait!

But when Norman starts telling silly stories to the knights taking part, he ends up in real trouble – he’s going to need to learn how to joust!

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 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories.

Clear type

Up to 8 lines per page

Bright, appealing pictures for added interest

A variety of sentence structures

A wider range of vocabulary

Strong themes and characters to discuss

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: Purple

Format: Paperback
Ageband: 5 to 7
Release Date: 29 Jun 2017
Pages: 48
ISBN: 978-1-4052-8453-0
Smriti Prasadam-Halls has been a children\'s writer and editor for more than ten years and has written several children\'s books for the very young, including Jingle Jangle Jungle, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, Hello, Bugs! and Monkey Business.Ian Smith spent much of his childhood drawing on walls, reading about knights and defending the sandpit from terrible dragons, (who just happened to look a lot like his sisters). When he got a bit older he moved to Bristol to study for a BA in Illustration at the University of the West of England. Before he knew it he’d turned into an illustrator (and not a knight after all).Series consultant Nikki Gamble is the director of Just Imagine, a specialist resource and training centre for Primary English. She is Associate Consultant at the University of London, Institute of Education.