Meet the WW2 soldier who never surrendered. Hiroo Onoda came from a Samurai family, he became a Japanese hero. The Last Soldier is a book-banded reading book for developing readers, carefully levelled at Orange Book Band for guided reading. Illustrated throughout with beautiful photographs, this non-fiction title is suitable for struggling teen and adult readers.
The Last Soldier features a longer, less structured text with a more extended vocabulary. More literary language is used with more complex sentence structures. More space is allowed for text than for pictures.
The Last Soldier is part of Ransom's Neutron Stars, a structured reading programme for teens and adults learning the basics of reading. The series offers progression through ten levels of reading, four phonics and six coloured book bands.
More information on the structure of the scheme can be found here.
The Editor of this series Stephen Rickard is a writer and publisher, and has written and developed many award-winning books and software titles. He specialises in books that develop reading skills and an enthusiasm for reading in reluctant and struggling readers.The books are written by a range of well known authors.