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Barrie Wade

  • 5 stars across 32 books
    Barrie has had a long and successful career in education, first as an English teacher, then as Professor of Education in English at the University of Birmingham, where he is now Emeritus Professor. He is also a published author of over 150 books and a tireless fundraiser and supporter of the charity Mencap and governor of the Mencap College in the UK.

    Barrie encourages young writers around the country in his numerous author visits and writing workshops. He has published a huge variety of poems, stories and non-fiction.
    1st June 2014

    Cinderella

    The classic fairy tale, specially retold for young children and illustrated with fresh, bright pictures. Poor Cinderella... More

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    1st September 2007

    The Three Billy Goats Gruff

    The 'Hopscotch Fairy Tales' series presents retellings of classic stories by top authors and illustrators, in keeping wi... More

    (5 reviews)
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    3rd February 2014

    Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    When Goldilocks sneaks into the three bears' cottage, no one seems to be home. But the bears soon return from their walk... More

    (3 reviews)
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    1st February 2013

    The Emperors New Clothes

    A comical retelling of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairytale. The emperor needs a new outfit and it has to be sp... More

    (2 reviews)
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    1st August 2004

    My Birthday Party

    A non-fiction recount with original photography. It's Maddie's birthday and she's having a party! ... More

    (1 review)
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    24th June 2014

    Must Know Stories: Level 1: The Three Billy Goats Gruff

    "Who's that trip-trapping over MY bridge?" roared the troll. A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite ... More

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    12th September 2014

    Must Know Stories: Level 1: Rumpelstiltskin

    When the miller's daughter makes a promise to a funny little man, she never dreams that she will have to keep it. Now ... More

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    1st July 2004

    Reading Corner:My Birthday Party

    'Reading Corner' offers a range of fun books with bright illustrations for children starting to read on their own. Compi... More

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