Junior Book Club (June)
The Orchard Book of Greek Myths
Junior Book Club members loved dipping into the 3000-year-old stories that make up The Orchard Book of Greek Myths. Some of the children commented on how familiar the content of the stories was and yet most were encountering these myths for the very first time.
All teams illustrated an impressive knowledge of Greek Mythology, whether it be Icarus flying too near the sun, the horrific Medusa or opening Pandora’s box. By the very narrowest of margins, Mostyn 2 proved to have the golden touch – well done all!
Mr R Dennis
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief Junior Book Club
Rick Riordan’s, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, received a unanimous top rating by Book Club members, confirming its position as a Junior school favourite. Consequently, the quiz was hotly contested, all teams demonstrated an outstanding knowledge of Greek Mythology but Mostyn (team 1) claimed the laurel crown, narrowly coming out on top.
Mrs J Cooney
Next Junior Book Club
The October Book Club texts are about friendship and discovery. Pupils can choose between:
There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom by Louis Sachar (aimed at older readers)
Precious and the Zebra Necklace by Alexander McCall-Smith (suitable for all)
Reviews for There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom include:
One of the best and toughest books in recent years (The Guardian)
A humorous and immensely appealing story (Kirkus)
Precious and the Zebra Necklace, written by one of the most prolific and popular authors, features the young Precious Ramotswe (of No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency fame) and is described as:
A delightful story’ (Sunday Times)
A wonderful evocation of African life (Parents in Touch)
The next Junior Book Club will be held, in Period 4, on Tuesday 2nd October. 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 & Mr R Dennis
25 June 2018
Junior School News