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Midsummer Night’s Dream J​unior Book Club

An unprecedented number of pupils read A​ Midsummer Night’s Dream (​retold by Caroline Plaisted) ​a​nd took part in the latest Junior Book Club quiz. Congratulations to De La Salle (team 1) for narrowly winning a closely fought contest and to everyone who took part. All teams were able to demonstrate an outstanding knowledge of a challenging text in advance of the Junior School’s own upcoming production of Shakespeare’s famous play.

Mrs J Cooney & Mrs D Criddle

N​ext Junior Book Club
The next Book Club texts are humorous, quirky and heartwarming. Pupils can choose between:

There’s a boy in a Girls’ Bathroom ​by Louis Sachar (aimed at older readers) or

The​ Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark​ (unabridged) by Jill Tomlinson (suitable for all)

Reviews for Sachar’s T​here’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom i​nclude: “A humorous and immensely appealing story” (​K​irkus)​
“One of the best and toughest books in recent years” (G​uardian)​

Jill Tomlinson’s O​wl Who Was Afraid of the Dark h​as been described as,
“A tiny gem, full of wry humour and understated, powerful poetry“ (Guardian)

The next Book Club will be held, in Circle Time, on Tuesday 17th November. A​ll those who have read the text, had it read to them or have listened to the audio text are welcome to attend.

Happy reading

Mrs J Cooney & Mrs D Criddle

24 September 2015

Junior School News