A Phonetic Reader
Written and Illustrated by Shelley Davidow
Geared towards early readers, Grades 2-4 (children ages 6-9 years old).
The Secret Door is the second chapter book in our phonetic reader series, and the follow-up to 'The Secret Pet'. It continues with the phonetically-based principles that focus on ar, or, er,ir, ur, oo, ou, ow, oi, oy, au, aw, and ea words.
Filled with mystery and adventure, what better way to boost a new reader’s skill than to have them read a page turner! Here is the reader of children’s dreams—a phonetically stepped adventure story!
Readers will follow Tim (who they will remember from the earlier Phonetic Readers) and his friends Mina and Jo through a mysterious secret door that leads into a magical world where fox, baboons, panthers and rats contend with each other with the kingdom being the prize and good winning the day as a must.
In addition to hardly being able to wait to find out what happens next, the by now very eager reader will discover new diphthongs and learn them without even noticing they have done so. Mystery, adventure and phonetic compounds—what could be better?
Softcover, 140 pages. 5.5 x 8.5 inches.
Shelley Davidow was born and raised in South Africa. Her books for children, young adults and adults have been published in Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia. In 2002, her young adult novel, In the Shadow of Inyangani (Macmillan 2003), was a finalist in the Macmillan/Picador BBC World Writer’s Prize for Africa. She has an MSEd from Sunbridge College in New York and has taught in schools, colleges and universities across the world. She now lives on the East Coast of Australia with her husband and son.