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The Castle That Jack Built

The Castle That Jack Built

First Reading Level 3
The Castle That Jack Built

  • An original tale based on the classic nursery rhyme "The House that Jack Built" with simple text and delightful illustrations.
  • The greedy dragon wants the gold hidden in the castle that Jack built. Soon a witch, troll, frog, girl and prince join the story too!
  • First Reading Level Three titles help beginner readers develop reading stamina and include character sheets or maps and the main story.
  • Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
  • Also available as an English Learner's Edition with CD recordings in British and American English and downloadable worksheets and teacher's notes.


Key Stage: EYFS/KS1 E; Age 4+

Lexile Measure: 470L

Book Band: 7 - Turquoise

CEFR Level: A2

Hardback with ribbon marker:
Price: £4.99
ISBN: 9780746077092
48 pages
196 x 130mm

Author/Editor: Lesley Sims

Illustrator: Mike Gordon

Press Reviews

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Reader Reviews

The best books for children ever
I start buying some of these books for my 4 year old daughter, she totally loves them and her 7 year old sister that speaks Spanish loves them too. It was great seeing my daughters enjoy and learn the story by memory in 2 days. This collection is read every night and is the best. Thank you very much.

Silvana, 30th July 2009
great books!!
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  • 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.