Author(s): Virginia Boekenstein & Julian Pang
Primary Fiction | Teaching HuB Specials
The book Theft in the Museum deals with overcoming assumptions about people. Someone has stolen an ancient Persian book that tells were a treasure is hidden. Detective Peter Walsh is on the case, with help from archaeologist Dr Jen Thomas. But could the thief be Kai, someone Jen knows and likes?
About this series:
Highlights is a series of original works of fiction aimed at students aged 10-15 years who are reading below level.
The stories are specifically written for this audience, with each author writing three stories to create a mini-series, thus encouraging the reader to want to read more. Each mini-series is in the same genre. Highlights covers different genres, helping readers to learn the language associated with the genre.
Each book is supported by full-colour ‘manga style’ illustrations to reinforce and supplement the text. Every right-hand page is a full-colour illustration to accompany the text and assist comprehension. The stories are dynamic and use a variety of dramatic devices, including changes of perspective and variations of cell size and shape.