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Book Bingo: The school book group review #1


The school book group wrote up their first book reviews:  This week, Thomas reviews Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis.  Read on to see what Thomas thought.

Book name: Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The movie storybook)

Author: C. S. Lewis

Summary: “Four children find the magical land of Narnia in a wardrobe. With the help of Aslan the Lion, they battle to defeat the White Witch. “

Favourite part & why: “I like the battle scenes the best, because they are really exciting and they seem real to me. “

Rating: 5/5

Melanie Copus of Esher Church School writes:

Due to it being such a classic tale, I was particularly excited about hearing this review! This story raises all sorts of questions, deepening their interest in the story, whilst raising new life challenges in the readers’ mind. This version has been adapted for younger readers, offering them language that bridges the gap and sturdy grounding before they move on to the original classics.  I chose the adaptation because although the children would be super-keen to read the original collection, the language would make the fantastic story difficult to access.

The children’s reviews were short and sweet, offering a brief summary of their book and talking about their favourite part. We discussed why they gave the books the ratings they did (whether positive or negative – we had a real mix!), all before settling into the new books (and games!)

Have you or your children read Narnia?  What did you think of it?

Book Bingo’s selection of books will be stored in a Tidy Books Box, giving the school book group a special place for their choices.


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