by David Orme
One of the "Trailblazers" series of books on popular non-fiction topics, "Death" includes a fully illustrated non-fiction section with fascinating information on the topic, followed by a fiction story. The series will appeal to older children and young adults and is particularly suitable for those with an extremely low level of literacy or learning English as a second language. "The Trailblazers" series has been written for older children and young adults with a reading age of 5-8 but has strong general appeal for all children who has just becoming independent readers. The books are suitable for general reading or as part of a more structured reading programme. Each book is on a strong, popular topic, with a colourful, attractive layout. Each book has a non fiction and a fiction section. The fiction story appears in two formats - one with simple texts for poor readers; the facing pages contain an illustrated 'speech bubble' version of the same story, for those who are just starting to learn to read. These two levels of entry give access points for children and young adults with different reading ages.
The vocabulary of each book is carefully limited, with simple sentences to reinforce reading skills, which make the books suitable for even the poorest readers. "Death" describes the death rituals observed in many countries, and answers such questions as 'What do you do when someone dies?'. The dark fiction story "Not My Fault" features a horrific car crash.
Accelerated Readers Middle Level 3.2
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Date of Publication: 01/10/2006