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It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

Suitable for 7 - 9 years

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Product description

One dark and stormy night, a little boy is captured by brigands who drag him back to their cave. The rain is coming down in torrents, the wolves are howling in the hills … and there’s nothing to do. The brigands are bored! So the little boy, Antonio, tells them a story; and soon one’s not enough – they want more! Thrill along to Antonio’s tales of pirates, parrots, stolen jewels and chocolate cake. We don’t know how they’ll end. But here’s how they start: ‘It was a dark and stormy night…’

  • A classic book of adventure stories from a legendary duo
  • Five funny tales illustrated in colour by Janet Ahlberg
  • Perfect for sharing out loud or for first solo reading
  • Wonderfully inventive fiction that celebrates storytelling

Product Details







Date published

July 30th, 1998

Lexile measure

780L Lexiles are the global standard in reading assessment. They are unique as they are able to measure a child and a book on the same scale – ensuring the right book gets to the right child at the right time.

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.9; Lower years; 1.0 points

Other details
  • 80 pages


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