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Build your child’s reading confidence at home with books at the right level
In 1804 the first steam train set out on a nine mile journey. Within 50 years, there were 6,000 miles of railway across the country. Discover who was behind this revolution and how it transformed Victorian England.
Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically.
Text type: an information book.
Curriculum links: history, geography
Ideas for reading at the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.