Is There Anybody Out There?

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HarperCollins Publishers Limited, 2005 - Extraterrestrial beings - 31 pages
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Is There Anyone Out There? investigates whether there is life beyond planet Earth. The non-chronological report examines what we already know about the Solar System and the possibility of life on other planets. It also offers ideas of what aliens in certain sorts of environments might look like.

eWhite/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language.

e Text type - A non-chronological report.

e Pages 30 and 31 contain a table of conditions needed to sustain life to encourage children to recap the information.

e Curriculum links - Art and design: Mother Nature designer; Science: Forces and movement, Plants and animals, Variation.

e Leading science and wildlife author and photographer Nic Bishop has contributed three other titles to Collins Big Cat e" Look Out Butterfly!, Fantastic Flying Squirrel and The Cloud Forest.

e This title is paired with a story on the same theme: Buzz and Bingo in the Starry Sky by Alan Durant.

e This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

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About the author (2005)

Nic Bishop, who holds a doctorate in the biological sciences, is an award-winning author and photographer known for his outstanding stop-action wildlife photographs. He lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with his wife and a bevy of animals under study.

Jon Hughes is Senior Partner in the Windsor Foundation for Business Development

Adrian Bradbury was born in Manchester and worked as a PE teacher before moving overseas to teach English in Europe, the Middle East and Far East. After returning to England he worked as Deputy Head in three schools and now divides his time between teaching and writing. As well as writing educational materials for HarperCollins and other publishers, he also writes humorous football books for children. His hobbies include playing the piano and all sports.

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