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The Blitz

« Blitz Britain »

Editions Didier – A book written by Philippa Boston


The book

 


 

The story

Level A2 -> B1

The story takes place in England in London on 29th December 1940. It takes place during the Second World War. The German army dropped bombs over London during the night. This is called the Blitz: it was forbidden to go out at night. There was a total blackout.

One child, Billy, helps his father to deliver some meat during the air raid. He delivers meat to the Savoy hotel during an attack. When coming back to his bicycle, he takes a different way than his usual  way because the latter is on fire. So he makes a detour by St Paul’s cathedral . The cathedral has a bomb dropped on it and burns down. When he enters St Paul’s Cathedral, he saves a man who wanted to push the bomb outside the dome. He saves him. The little boy goes back home to tell his mother about his adventures and to take tea with her.

AM

 

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The students’opinion

I’ve chosen this book because I’ve found the front cover looked sad. I’ve read this book because I looked at the summary. I’ve chosen this book because I’ve found the extract was great and it is wasn’t boring or rubbish.

I’ve found this book is interesting because there were two parts: the first one tells the story and the other one is the fiction that happens during the war.

AM

 

The 3 Wicked Witches

« Macbeth and the Creature from Hell »

Editions Didier – A book written by Roger Morris


The book

 

In the front page, we can see Macbeth holding a dagger in the middle of the page. The title of the book is located at the top of the front page. VB

The front cover is very bright, intriguing and a little bit mysterious. We can see a man with a beard holding a knife and the hand of a mysterious creature.

DM

 


The story

Level A2 -> B1

The story is based on William Shakespeare‘s play. It takes place in Scotland, in Medieval Ages in the year 1040.

The characters are :

  • Macbeth, who is the Lord of Cawdor,
  • Lady Macbeth, Macbeth’s wife,
  • Banquo, Macbeth’s best friend,
  • three witches,
  • King Duncan,
  • Beelzebub.

Three witches foretell that Macbeth will become King of Scotland and Banquo’s son will be King after him. Beelzebub is a demon who was changed into a mouse by the three witches and he follows Macbeth in the castle, reads Lady Macbeth’s thoughts and forces them to murder the King Duncan. Macbeth follows the order of his wife, and after the murder of King Duncan, he thought  about what the witches had said. So he decides to kill Banquo’s son. He kills Banquo but his son manages to escape. After that, Macbeth becomes the king but suddenly the ghost of Banquo appears to him only; Macbeth becomes insane, and Lady Macbeth shows a strange behaviour too. At last, Macbeth and his wife go to the hell and die in much pain.

VB

 

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The students’opinion

To me,  it is an interesting book and I like this kind of stories, especially when it is about kings and murders.

MG

I loved the book because I find it bloody. I also liked “Macbeth and the Creature from the Hell” because there are blood and murders. What I don’t like in the book is that the story is very long and the meaning is sometimes complicated too.

VB

I think that it is a book to read if we love the Medieval Ages. But it is a little boring because there are lots of characters and after the death of the main character, we don’t understand the story very well.

DM

 

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A Sticky Wicket

« Killer Sports »

Editions Didier – A book written by Philippa Boston


The book

 

 

On the front cover of the book we can see two characters: two men who are practising sport. They are fighting. The background is green.

AN

 


The story

Level A2 -> B1

The story is a fictitious story. It takes place in England, in Stoke Brunswick, in 1920.

First, the main character is George Daventry, a teenager who works for Lord Corman. George Daventry polishes the Lord Corman’s family shoes.

Then there is Lord Corman: he is very nice. Then there is Mr Carter who is the butler and he is authoritarian.

At last there is the chauffeur: Mr Fender and he is less authoritarian than Mr Carter.

One day Lord Corman saw George Daventry playing with a ball and asked him to play in the team of cricket. The son of Lord Corman will teach him how to play. Afterwards they will play a big match with the opposing team.

AN

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The students’opinion

 

I loved Killer Sports because I find it captivating. I enjoyed reading the first part because we learn a lot about the evolution of sports. I liked the second part because the characters are so realistic.

As far as I’m concerned, I don’t want to play cricket because I’m not interested by this sport: I prefer basketball. Basketball is more dynamic than  cricket.

AN

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A lovely story ?

 

« Romeo and Juliet in Las Vegas »

Editions Didier – A book written by Rupert Morgan


The book

 

In the middle of the front cover you can see the name of the book.

On the left side you can see a girl: her name is Juliet.

On the right side, you can see the boy: his name is Romeo.

CB

 

The story

Level A2 -> B1

The story is based on William Shakespeare‘s play.

The scene takes place in Las Vegas.

The main characters in the book are Romeo and Juliet. They are young.

They belong to the Montague and Capulet families who are rivals. The story takes place in 1979 in Nevada in America. Their love is impossible. Romeo must leave the town and runs away from it because he killed Juliet’s cousin. That’s the reason why Romeo pretends to be dead. It is at this point that Juliet decides to drink poison because she is so desperate. Will they live their love at the end ?

 

The students’ opinion

I think this book is great because I like romantic stories but I don’t like the end because it is too tragic. According to me, the book is interesting because the story is full of suspense.

CB

Work and Die

 

« Deadly Jobs »

Editions Didier – A book written by Philippa Boston


The book

On the front cover, you can see a child with dirty clothes. The child looks sad.

The background is blue and the title is in the middle of the book.

AB


The story

Level A2 -> B1

The story takes place in London at Mile End in London in 1832. It is about a small skinny boy named Tom who is in a house with his sisters. Because they are fed in this house, Tom must work hard. His boss, Mr Barnes, gives him difficult and dangerous tasks: he has to clean the chimneys at Mile End.

 

 

The students’opinion

 

I like this book because we learn a lot about the Industrial Revolution in England. In this book, there are two parts: the first part is about the Industrial Revolution and the second part is about a little sad story :  a child who works hard and is exploited.

AB

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