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Benjamin Zephaniah

Collins Big Cat

Reading level: Collins Stage 17
National Curriculum: 4b, 5


No. of pages 56

Great for age 4+

Find out what it's like to be a famous poet, author and performer in this autobiography by Benjamin Zephaniah. Learn what it was like growing up in a house of seven children, meeting Nelson Mandela and how he sets about writing poetry, all told through his own voice and accompanied by artwork from Kate Greenaway winning illustrator Victor Ambrus.

* Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view.

* An autobiography

* A timeline on pages 54 and 55 presents the key events in Benjamin Zephaniah's life chronologically, allowing plenty of recapping and further discussion.

* Curriculum Links: Citizenship: Living in a diverse world

* This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.


This book is in the following series:

Collins Big Cat
The Collins Big Cat series is a fully structured reading scheme with both fiction and non fiction titles. The series was designed to build speaking and listening as well as reading skills. Every book contains a unique reader response activity plus reading tips including suggested comprehension activities and curriculum links.

This book features the following character:

Benjamin Zephaniah

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