Kim Leon and The Sky Path To Africa by Barnaby Allen adapted by Hannele Allen #Review

Kim and Leon live on a farm in Suffolk, England.

Kim is a schoolboy and Leon is his pet donkey.

A rainy day encounter leads them on an adventure far away in Africa.
Along the way there are dangers, and fears about who can be trusted.
There is also the threatening presence of a slave ship, looming in the bay.

Barnaby Allen was a teacher of English and history. In this historical fantasy he beautifully combines suspense with an immersion in history.

This book comes with tasks of writing, acting and drawing.

This is a simplified version of the original book.

It suits especially ESL pupils.

Happy reading!

Cat and Mouse say...

This short reader  has been adapted for ESL pupils. The sentences are short, with one thought in each line and the overall impression is of clarity, with the text spaced out, with plenty of white space. The most interesting aspect are the activities which are built within the text. There are some excellent outlines to help the reader to identify key details, using drawing, writing, predicting and recapping.

    There are some historical elements to the story as Kim and Leon travel to Africa and come across the Slave Ship. Young readers should enjoy the fantastical journey and younger children would enjoy sharing the story with its short chapters.

About the Author

Barnaby Allen was born in Suva Fiji, as his father was working there for the British Crown.  He was introduced to literature by his mother, who liked to recite poetry and had a gift of telling engaging stories. As an adult Barnaby Allen worked in education in several countries mostly teaching English. He loved travel, classical music, discussions, current affairs, Pacific affairs, family, good food and board games. Barnaby’s children also had the benefit of Barnaby telling stories to them and making the characters come alive with acting out different roles.

You can follow Barnaby here: Goodreads 
You can follow Hannele Allen here:Twitter

Book link: Amazon UK 

Thanks to Barnaby Allen and Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for a copy of the book and a place on the tour. 

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