S1 Book Talks February 2018

S1 Book Talks February 2018


When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr

The story of Anna, who, with her brother, are rushed out of Germany in alarming secrecy, away from everything they know. Their father is wanted by the Nazis – dead or alive. This is a hugely relevant story, as much of our time, as it is of Hitler’s.

When people make wars, they make refugees.


NightJohn by Gary Paulsen

“What I got to trade for a lip of tobacco is letters. I knows letters. I’ll trade A. B. and C. for  lip of chew”.

When Nighjohn arrives on the Waller Plantation, Sarny, a 12 year old slave girl, is instantly fascinated. And when Nightjohn begins to teach her to read, she can’t wait to learn more. But in the brutal of a plantation in the 1850s, knowledge is forbidden to slaves and it soon becomes clear just how much Nighjohn’s letters could him.


Where The World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean

Every time a lad came fowling on the St Kilda stacs, he went home less of a boy and more of a man. If he went home at all, that is…

In the summer of 1727, a group of men and boys are put ashore on a remote sea stac to harvest birds for food. No one returns to collect them. Why? Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they have been abandoned to endure storms, starvation and terror. And how can they survive, housed in stone and imprisoned on every side by the ocean?