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A World War II Anthology
selected by Wendy Body
(Longman Pelican Big Books)
An anthology of poetry and prose about World War II, concentrating particularly on how it affected ordinary people. It contains a mixture of fact and fiction including an extract from "Goodnight Mr Tom" and factual information about a pilot lost in action. These carefully selected pieces don't glorify battle at all, emphasising instead the sadness and loss.
KS2
32 pages   ISBN 0582333830
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Descriptive Settings
selected by Wendy Body
(Longman Pelican Big Books)
A well chosen collection of descriptive writing including prose extracts and poems. It covers a good variety of settings, places and styles and the wide range of writers includes Tolkien, Wordsworth, Adèle Geras and Mary Norton. A very useful book which can be used in a variety of lessons.
KS2
32 pages    ISBN 058242108
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Character Portraits
selected by Brian Moses
(Longman Pelican Big Books)
A good selection of character descriptions from writers ranging from Dickens to Jaqueline Wilson. Many of the extracts come from books which may be read in school. A very useful book which contains material for a variety of lessons.
KS2
48 pages    ISBN 058233389X
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Discoveries
selected by Wendy Body
(Longman Pelican Big Books)
Long extracts from five classic novels telling of a moment of discovery illustrated with one or two large colour pictures per extract plus some page borders. The novels included are Treasure Island, Black Beauty, The Secret Garden, The Wind in the Willows and The Railway Children. A useful book with material for a variety of lessons.
Upper KS2
48 pages    ISBN 0582333903
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