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Lisa Colley, Independent Usborne Organiser

The Magic Wishbone

First Reading Level 4
The Magic Wishbone

  • A magical retelling of a Charles Dickens’ fairytale, specially written for children who have just started reading alone.
  • A king and queen have fallen on hard times – but then their eldest daughter is given a magic wishbone. Can this improve their fortunes?
  • Developed in conjunction with a reading expert from Roehampton University.
  • Beautifully produced with charming illustrations and a ribbon marker.

Hardback with ribbon marker:

£5.99 Out of stock

Extra information

Key Stage: EYFS; Age 4+

Lexile Measure: 500L

Book Band: 7 - Turquoise

BIC: A3N79

CEFR Level: A2

Hardback with ribbon marker:
ISBN: 9781409535805
48 pages
196 x 130mm

Author/Editor: Retold by Mary Sebag-Montefiore

Illustrator: Quin Leng


  • Retelling a classic story
    Visit the See Inside Usborne blog to read how the writer, Mary Sebag-Montefiori, creates her retellings of classic stories.
  • 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.