Nadia becomes increasingly obsessed with the local legend of Jenny Greenteeth, the monster who lurks in the pond and steals children. But is it all her imagination or is there a truth behind the stories? Nadia must find out one terrifying night, when her little brother goes missing…
Highly readable, exciting books that take the struggle out of reading, Wired Up Connect encourages and supports reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers aged 9+, at a manageable length (96 pages) and reading level (8+). Produced in association with reading experts at CatchUp, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties.
This thrilling book is based on the folklore tale of a mysterious pond witch who lurks underneath the old bridge. It will scare even the bravest child (and adult). –Rebecca Emily Dodds, Primary Teacher Update
About the Author
Julia Jarman decided to be a writer when she was eight. Her first book was published in 1985 by Andersen Press, who have taken all her novels since, many of which have been short-listed for prizes. Ghost Writer was Highly Commended by the judges of the NASEN award. She has also written a popular series featuring the Time-Travelling Cat, the latest of which was published in August 2010: The Time Travelling Cat and the Great Victorian Stink.
Andersen published her teen novel, Inside, in January 2010.
Julia also writes for younger readers and has had a number of picture books published, including The Big Red Bath and The Big Blue Train illustrated by Adrian Reynolds, and Class Two At The Zoo illustrated by Lynne Chapman (Hodder). Upcoming is When Baby Lost Bunny, illustrated by Adrian Reynolds.
Julia has written for several educational series including Ginn’s All Aboard, Collins’ Soundbites and Watts’ Sparks.
Now living in a Bedfordshire village, she is a frequent visitor to schools and libraries at home and abroad.