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Thursday, 24 February 2011

Cave Wars (Collins Big Cat)

Ruby and Tom love playing in the caves; that's before the Gang arrive. But they're not about to give them up without a fight. When a simple plan goes wrong, it looks like they might need the gang after all. Find out what happens in this exciting adventure story by Carnegie winner, Gillian Cross, and illustrated by Marilee Harrald-Pilz. * Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. * Text type: An adventure story

Another Collins Big Cat read (topaz, band 13). An adventure story, for a confident reader.
This book covers, in childlike language and examples, of a 'turf war'. Two groups of children arguing over one cave on a summer holiday. Following an accident, when one group were painting their ownership of the cave, they have to ask the other group for help in rescuing the injured member.
Although I say the story is about 'turf war' it is not an aggressive story, but a gentle story about working and playing together, sharing ownership.
A good story to share with children - probably suit 8-10 year old. The illustrations throughout the book are beautifully drawn and make the story come to life as you see the landscape.

Thank you to Michael from The School Run forum for sending me the book to review.

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