LRC News - Spring Summer 2013

11 March 2013

 

wallyWorld Book Day (WBD) 2013

www.worldbookday.com

Happy Birthday Wally! 

The LRC World Book Day activity this year was to make a giant poster to celebrate the recent 25th birthday of the popular ‘Where’s Wally?’ character. 

Pupils in Years 8, 9 and 10 were given WBD book tokens to buy one of the specially published WBD books. Some of these books are currently available to borrow from the LRC. 

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Pride-PredPride and Prejudice – 200 years old

Jane Austen’s famous book, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ was first published 200 years ago in 1813.  

The story … Mr. and Mrs. Bennet live with their five daughters in a small town in England. The family has servants and land, but they are not rich. The Bennet’s house is called Longbourn.  When Mr. Bennet dies, a male cousin will inherit Longbourn.  The Bennet girls need to marry wealthy men soon. If they do not, they could become very poor, or even homeless.

Mrs. Bennet is excited because a rich, young, single man has moved into the area. He is called Mr. Bingley. He has come with his even richer friend, Mr. Darcy.
Read the book to find out what happens next …

 

Shelf Talk

Check out the books we enjoyed this term. 

elevenTitle: Eleven Eleven

Author: Paul Dowswell

 

Book Review by Joanne Sinclair 8DP

‘Eleven Eleven’ is an amazing book set in the last stages of WW1. It tells of the dramas three young men - Will, Eddie and Axel, all from different regions, have had to overcome. 

The action takes place on the Western Front during November 1918; going into detail of gas bombs and other different army machinery. Will, Eddie and Axel all come to help each other, and save each others lives. The ending of ‘Eleven Eleven’ is a surprise and I guarantee you will not expect it!  ‘Eleven Eleven’ captures your attention right from the first chapter and keeps it to the very end.      

 

raiders tideTitle: Raider’s Tide

Author: Maggie Prince

 

Book Review by Rebecca Davis 8DP

‘Raider’s Tide’ is a winding tale of love, loss and hope. It is set in 1578 and is about Beatrice who defies her parents over the proposed marriage to her cousin Hugh. When marauding Scots invade her home, Barrowbeck Tower, Beatrice faces decisions that could change her life forever.  This is a terrific book that everyone should read.

 

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