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Junior Book Club

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (original edition) Junior Book
Club

It would appear that the magic of C S Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe has enchanted another generation of children, 68 years after it was first published. Junior Book Club members were captivated by this classic text and revelled in the opportunity to pit their wits against each other in the inter-house Book Club quiz.
Congratulations to team De la Salle 1 for an outstanding quiz winning performance, in a tightly contested competition.
Mrs J Cooney

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (abridged edition) Junior Book Club

Our younger Book Club members were likewise thrilled to step through the famous wardrobe into the magical realm of Narnia. They were captivated both by the story and the beautifully presented and spellbinding illustrations by Christian Birmingham. Members of Mostyn 1 were crowned High Kings and Queens of Narnia in another closely contested quiz.
Mr R Dennis

Next Junior Book Club

The next Book Club texts are:
Boy Overboard by Morris Gleitzman (aimed at older children)
or
A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond (suitable for all)

“The acclaimed authors, Gleitzman and Bond, transport young readers from Afghanistan to Australia and from Darkest Peru to London, in these funny and heart-warming tales. Morris Gleitzman has a rare gift for writing very funny stories and an even rarer gift of wrapping very serious stories inside them.” (The Guardian)

“Michael Bond’s accident-prone bear…has become one of the most enduring of children’s characters.” (The Bookseller)

The next Junior Book Club will be held, in Circle Time, on Tuesday 6th March. 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 & Mr R Dennis

p.s. Boy Overboard tackles the plight of two children, Jamal and Bibi, fleeing persecution from Afghanistan. Those Book Club members who have been moved by their story may wish to donate to a collection for the current Rohingya refugee crisis (at the Boy Overboard Book Club, 6th March).

27 January 2018

Junior School News