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Spare parts / story by Chris Malakar ; pictures by Moira Hanrahan.


Spare Parts is the story of a man, a woman, and an old, broken down car. When Debbie gets a brand new car and wants to park it in the garage, Jim's reluctance to move his junk car causes problems. She must make a decision about what should be done. This is an easy-to-read story written for new readers at an intermediate level, part of PRACE Page Turners Series 2. It is rated at a level three (of four) in the PRACE Pageturners, with 2-5 simple sentences per page, and has a readability of grades 2-3.
"I would use this book as a free reader for those who are able and ask them to tell me the story afterwards - or one-on-one with a reader who needs help. The book has less then 40 words per 2 pages and lots of good line drawings to illustrate the story. The gentle humour will call forth stories from the readers of similar situations they have been in." – November 2008 Exemplary Literacy Materials Online Reviews.

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  • Physical Description: 21 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Reservoir, Victoria : Prace Pageturners ; 2001.

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General Note:
Free worksheets for teachers as extra downloads available online at
Target Audience Note:
Fry reading level grade: 2,3.
Subject: Readers for new literates.
Works for new literates.
Spare parts > Fiction.
High interest-low vocabulary books > Fiction.
Genre: Humorous stories.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Decoda Literacy Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Decoda Literacy Library 428.62 M353s 2001 (Text) 35410000041517 General Collection Volume hold Available -

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