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Alexander the Great

Young Reading Series 3 Famous lives
Alexander the Great

  • From the series that brings to life the fascinating lives of famous historical figures
  • Lively speech, gentle humour and full-colour illustrations bring the reader closer to the action as the story unfolds
  • Young readers will learn about each famous character as they read about their achievements, tribulations and triumphs
  • Part of Young Reading Series 3 for fully confident readers.

Hardback with ribbon marker:

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Extra information

Key Stage: KS2 E/H; Age 7+

Lexile Measure: 800L

Book Band: 12 - Brown

CEFR Level: C1

Hardback with ribbon marker:
ISBN: 9780746063262
64 pages
196 x 130mm

Author/Editor: Jane Bingham

Illustrator: Robin Lawrie

Reader reviews

Alexander the Great
I thought that this book was quite good because it had nice descriptions.I liked the illustrations because they are very detailed. I didn't like the part where Alexander did something bad to one of his knights. Over all,I thought this was a good book.

Tala Davidson, 26th February 2012
review of Alexander the Great
I like how the illustrations explained Alexanders life and war tactics. There were awesome descriptions of Hephastion and Alexander. There were good descriptions on how Alexander took control and conquered the world. I didn't like the start of the book but it got better nearer the end because of all the fighting.

Jack McAlpine, 28th October 2009
Alexander the Great
I liked how the book explained Alexander's life and his war tactics. The descriptions of the battles were well written. This book has a lot of historical character names and place names. The maps are very interesting and helpful. My favourite character was Bucephalus who was Alexander's black horse who was scared of his own shadow.

Connor Moore, 22nd October 2009
Alexander the Great
The book gave me lots of interesting facts about Alexander. The illustrations had lots of detail and were great! The story was bloody in parts but this was just real life history.

Justine Cowie, 20th October 2009


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