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The Minotaur

Young Reading Series 1
The Minotaur

  • The classic Greek myth retold with easy-reading text for children who have just started reading alone.
  • Brave Theseus takes on the challenge of defeating the fearsome Minotaur deep in a maze of tunnels below Crete. But will he return from the Labyrinth alive?
  • Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
  • With links to fun and simple websites with games and activities.


Key Stage: KS1 E; Age 5+

Lexile Measure: 550L

Book Band: 8 - Purple

BIC: B3N79

CEFR Level: B1

Hardback with ribbon marker:
Price: £5.99
ISBN: 9780746096963
48 pages
196 x 130mm

Illustrator: Linda Cavallini

Russell Punter

Russell Punter was born in Bedfordshire, England. From an early age he enjoyed writing and illustrating his own stories. He later trained as a graphic designer at art college in West Sussex before entering publishing. Since then, he has written over fifty books for children, including original fiction in both picture book and young reader formats.

Russell Punter


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