When the wicked Snow Queen puts a spell on Kay, Gerda is worried she will lose him forever. Follow Gerda on her adventure to the Snow Queen's home and find out if she is able to save her friend in this retelling of the traditional tale, beautifully illustrated by Kate Greenaway-winning illustrator Michael Foreman.
*Collins Big Cat Phonics Progress books are specifically designed for struggling readers, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. This title has a text level of Band 4 / Blue, which provides longer, repeated patterns with sequential events, and an interest level of Band 10 / White.
*Text type: A retelling of a traditional story
*A map on pages 14 to 15 enables children to recap Gerda's journey and discuss each stage of the story.
*Curriculum links: Citizenship
Series Editor, Kay Hiatt has been an English Advisor, Headteacher, Ofsted Inspector, manager of the National Literacy Strategy and project leader of a PSA for Raising Standards in Literacy at Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. She is a consultant for the Basic Skills Agency and most recently a freelance Literacy consultant and author of many books and articles.