The Graveyard Book Junior Book Club
Neil Gaiman’s stunningly original novel, The Graveyard Book, kept 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
Next Junior Book Club
The next Book Club texts are well loved animal tales. Pupils can choose between,
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (aimed at older readers) or
The SheepPig by DickKing Smith (suitable for all)
Neil Gaiman acknowledges that he took his inspiration for The Graveyard Book from Rudyard kipling’s classic, The Jungle Book. Book 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 Bookhas 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. The SheepPig is one of his most famous tales, it shot to fame when the film adaption, Babe, was released in 1995.
‘An unexpectedly thrilling, funny charmer of a book’ Guardian Dick KingSmith is a huge favourite with children’ Observer
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.
Mrs J. Cooney & Miss L. Price
13 March 2016
Junior School News