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King Midas and the Gold

King Midas and the Gold

First Reading Level 1
King Midas and the Gold

  • The famous Greek myth retold for beginner readers to tackle with very light support.
  • King Midas loves gold – but his greed soon gets him into trouble.
  • Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
  • Includes several pages of reading-related puzzles.

Hardback with ribbon marker:

£5.99 Out of stock

Extra information

Key Stage: KS1 E; Age 4+

Lexile Measure: 230L

Book Band: 5 - Green

CEFR Level: A1

Hardback with ribbon marker:
ISBN: 9780746096871
32 pages
198 x 130mm

Illustrator: Simona Sanfilipo

Alex Frith

Alex Frith has been a children's author for more than a decade, covering every topic on Earth, from prehistoric animals to robots with artificial intelligence, and everything under the Sun, from the origins of the Universe to the adventures of Thor, God of Thunder. At home he reads too many comics, and attempts to raise three children with an awful lot of help from his wife, and no help at all from his cat.

Alex Frith


  • Usborne Reading Programme
    Find out more about the Usborne Reading Programme, download a chart of the seven levels and watch an interview with reading consultant Alison Kelly.