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Olivia's First Surf

By | Copyright Year:2016 | ISBN-13: 9780170365802

When Olivia’s family moves to a small town near the beach, Olivia quickly makes friends with Sarah. Sarah’s favourite thing to do and to talk about is surfing, and she even competes in surf contests. Olivia likes talking about surfing, and she enjoys cheering for Sarah from her wheelchair on the beach. But what if there was a way for Olivia to surf, too?


Most students will reach PM Silver level at the end of their fourth year at school. The stories concern real-life problems, reflecting the relative maturity of these students.

Sentences with two or three clauses and several verbs become more common at this level. Visually confusing elisions such as we’re, are introduced and the length of the texts at this level extends to around 1000 words.

Silver level books encourage students to empathise with other people and societies. Reading about experiences such as overcoming oppression help children to grow and face the challenges in their own lives.

Upon completion of the Silver level, children have reached a reading age of nine years.