Junior Book Club: The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book Book Club
Rudyard Kipling’s classic, The Jungle Book, seems to have captured the imagination of another generation of young readers, over a century after it was first written. Book Club members were able to make connections between Kipling’s original (1894) and our last Book Club text, The Graveyard Book. The author of the latter, Neil Gaiman, acknowledges that The Jungle Book was the inspiration for his 2010 Carnegie Medal winning title. Congratulations to team Mostyn 1 for winning the quiz. Many Book Club members have subsequently seen and enjoyed Walt Disney’s latest interpretation of this book.
Mrs J Cooney
Next Junior Book Club
The next Book Club texts are classic fantasy adventure stories. Pupils can choose between:
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (*book 2) by J K Rowling (*it is essential that the first book is read before reading book 2) or Harry the Poisonous Centipede by Lynne Reid Banks
Harry Potter needs little introduction, it is simply, as The Sunday Telegraph describes it, ‘One of the greatest literary adventures of modern times.’ Harry the Poisonous Centipede is, according to Ian Whybrow, ‘A squirmingly magnificent treat.’
As this will be the last Book Club of the academic year, pupils are invited to wear witch / wizard robes and hats to the Harry Potter quiz (no wands please). Those who attend the Harry and the Poisonous Centipede quiz are invited to make and wear bug headdresses (instructions at the back of the book).
The Junior Book Clubs will be held, in Circle Time, on Tuesday 14th June. 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
4 May 2016
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