The Firework Maker’s Daughter by Philip Pullman has to be my most recommended book in the schools I work with – and I don’t apologise! I could probably fit it to any given unit! Historical story? Tick. Adventure Story? Tick. Strong female main character? Tick. Multi-cultural story? Tick. Story with issues and dilemmas? Tick. Story by a significant author? Tick. Persusive adverts? Tick. Newspaper reports? Tick. Voyage and return story? Tick.
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Charlotte Reed – Primary English Consultant