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Our Brother Andy

By | Copyright Year:2016 | ISBN-13: 9780170365918

It is 1914. Tom’s eldest brother Andy has decided to join the Light Horse Brigade. He is being sent overseas to fight in the war.
Life on the farm is hard without Andy and his horse Sunny to help. Tom and his family miss Andy very much, and they hope they will see him again soon.


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.