Race for the Gold

Book 2

The second novel in the best-selling series along with the comprehension and creative writing workbook and the vocabulary revision notebook.

Race for the Gold – The Novel

The second of the Amazon best-selling 11+, SATs and ISEB Vocabulary Novels – books with a built-in dictionary on every page. The series focuses on vocabulary practice and is written specifically for all types of 11+, SATs and independent school entrance exams, including Key stage 3.

The Story

Can Claire and Ben win the race for the gold and save the Knights Hawk? The knights are mysteriously stricken. The Gwalch Gem bracelet has vanished. The clock is ticking. Day three of Claire’s Instinctive life brings treachery and peril. Catapulted into the Mal-Instinctives’ underground lair of rock, metal and glass, Claire and Ben embark on their quest to find the magical Welsh gold. But soon Claire is alone. Driving a high-tech car, navigating mountains and tunnels, Claire faces heartbreak and betrayal. In this world of spies, lies, premonitions and magic, who can Claire really trust? As the quest to find the Welsh gold unfolds, can Claire rescue Ben and reach Cadwaladr Castle in time to save her friends?

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How to Use the Novel

On every page, key words are in bold, and each has a correlating footnote with a concise definition. The words are defined using the context in which they appear in the text, and definitions are as child-friendly as possible.

Chosen key words are defined only once, when they first appear in the story. Synonyms and antonyms are also provided, and these can be directly swapped into the text to further build vocabulary, although some words do not have antonyms if they do not exist. The vocabulary becomes more complex as the story progresses and then eases in the latter chapters.

Race for the Gold – The Workbook

co-written with Education Boutique

This Workbook assists children in developing and consolidating a range of skills, including writing, comprehension, spelling, punctuation, grammar, reasoning and vocabulary (includes a removable marking guide and writing checklists for students’ self-assessment).

For each chapter, there is a Short Writing Task, a Long Writing Task and a Comprehension. Certain chapters contain extension/scholarship questions.

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Tangled Time – The Notebook

co-written with Education Boutique

A broad vocabulary is crucial for academic success. If possible, start early and take it slowly. This spacious A4 notebook contains hundreds of tailor-made spaces for children to write their own personalised but accurate definitions along with synonyms and antonyms and a fun or memorable sentence to help the new words stick.

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