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Somerset Tsunami Book Club Age 9+

Summer online book club every Wednesday 1-2pm for 6 weeks.

  • Started 10 Jul
  • 18 British pounds
  • Online

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Our book clubs are about SO much more than reading a book together. We learn about key language skills; spelling, punctuation and grammar; themes; character analysis and literary techniques. All though fun and engaging Powerpoint slides and discussion. How do my book clubs work? We start the book together in week 1 and students are encouraged to complete the text by the end of week 6. Some children like to offer to read some of the extracts - but this is entirely optional and no-one is expected to. We encourage an atmosphere of positivity and respect for all readers. Why did I choose 'Somerset Tsunami'? It is a fabulous historical novel with strong characters, set in the UK. It was recommended to me by a regular book club member. Here's more info: Set in deepest Somerset during the 17th century, Fortune Sharpe is not your average girl. Strong-witted and determined, she sets about making a boat with her brother Jem. Having broken the rules on the sabbath day, her mother fears for her safety and sends her away to find work. Fortune is sent off to find work disguised as a boy, but luckily, she doesn’t have to look far before she discovers that Barrow Hill, the local manor house, has an opportunity for her. Yet Fortune slowly realises that this manor house holds many secrets within its walls. When the other children of the house discover she’s not who they thought she was, suspicions are raised. And with King James’ witchfinders roaming the west country, will Fortune – a girl in the wrong place at the wrong time – escape unscathed? This is a glorious example of historical fiction from Emma Carroll: a feisty, female-led adventure that is based on real-life events. It creates a curiosity for history – for the 17th century, the witch trials and the real history of Somerset (the floods of 1607, now considered to have been a tsunami by some), while encouraging girls to be resilient and have faith in themselves.

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