One Step Ahead By Sophie Wills

About the Author

Sophie Wills grew up in Chelmsford, Essex. She failed the 11+, had a weekend job at a boarding kennels where she suffered workplace bullying from a goat and nurtured a dream to have a career she could do in her pyjamas. She worked at two London publishers before finally achieving her ambition by going freelance in 2003. She entered Mumsnet’s first Bedtime Story competition in 2012 and Michael Rosen picked out as a winner her story about a pig-riding sheriff. Since then, she has been writing offbeat and funny stories for 8-12-year-olds, including The Orphans of St Halibut’s. She lives on the edge of south-east London with her family.

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Sophie Reading 'One Step Ahead'

This is a brilliant short story about a the importance of planning with a superhero and villain twist. 

Megadash was enjoying his new job as a supervillain, although the ‘super’ part of it was a lot trickier than most people thought. He was already excellent at the ‘villain’ side of it all: heliked to do big, bad things, and he liked to do them NOW, or, even better, before that.

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Printable Story: One Step Ahead

This is the printable story of One Step Ahead by Sophie Wills.

The main focus of this story is the importance on planning and at the end Sophie briefly touches on the importance on planning for her writing but also in day to day life.

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This activity is a comprehension linked to the One Step Ahead story written by Sophie Wills.

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