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The Graveyard Book Junior Book Club

Neil Gaiman’s stunningly original novel, T​he Graveyard Book, k​ept Junior Book Club members guessing throughout. Members contributed enthusiastically to a Book Club debate on the appeal of the horror genre for children. All teams confidently answered questions on this challenging plot and its complex characters, congratulations to the winning team, St David’s 2, on an impressive performance.

Mrs J. Cooney

N​ext Junior Book Club
The next Book Club texts are well loved animal tales. Pupils can choose between,

The Jungle Book b​y Rudyard Kipling (aimed at older readers) or

The Sheep­Pig b​y Dick­King Smith (suitable for all)

N​eil Gaiman acknowledges that he took his inspiration for T​he Graveyard Book f​rom Rudyard kipling’s classic, T​he Jungle Book. B​ook Club members are now invited to explore Kipling’s original text in advance of of the new Disney film version of this famous book, to be released in April 2016.

‘​The Jungle Book​has fascinated readers for more than 100 years with its unforgettable characters and beautifully rendered animal society.’ ­ Common Sense Media

Dick King­Smith is the master of animal stories for children. T​he Sheep­Pig i​s one of his most famous tales, it shot to fame when the film adaption, B​abe, ​was released in 1995.

‘An unexpectedly thrilling, funny charmer of a book’ ­ G​uardian ​Dick King­Smith is a huge favourite with children’ ­ O​bserver

The next Junior Book Club will be held, in Circle Time, on Tuesday 26th April . As always, those who have read the text, had it read to them or have listened to the audiobook are welcome to attend.

Happy reading,

Mrs J. Cooney & Miss L. Price

13 March 2016

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