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Young Reading Series 3 Classic stories

  • The classic story of smuggling and corruption retold for children growing in reading confidence.
  • Evocatively illustrated by Alan Marks.
  • The Usborne Reading Programme was developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.

After stumbling upon a secret laid buried for hundreds of years, John Trenchard finds himself transported into a world of treachery, danger and stolen diamonds. Will he survive and make it home to the girl he loves?


Key Stage: KS2/3 E; Age 7+

Lexile Measure: 700L

Book Band: 13 - Grey

CEFR Level: C1

Hardback with ribbon marker:
Price: £5.99
ISBN: 9780746084410
64 pages
196 x 130mm

Author/Editor: Adapted by Rob Lloyd Jones

Illustrator: Alan Marks


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