Boy In The Tower
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Something happen to Ade’s mother that made her fear the outside, and when the outside really does become dangerous Ade is left to look after her. With carefully adapted text, new illustrations, language practise activities and additional online resources, the Penguin Readers series introduces language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction.
As the danger to Ade grows, and the sinister nature of the bluchers becomes more scary,we see what he's really made of. All the time we are wondering how on earth he is going to escape the inevitable doom unscathed. When Ade faces his most dangerous fate, we are terrified with him, knowing what an ordeal he has endured to survive to that point. The suspense is almost suffocating, and not only do we care about Ade and Mum, but also his new found friends who have helped each other. Now on openlibrary. Worth the wait (I heard about this a few years ago.) Exciting, engaging, multi-layered. Billed in one place as a fable, but it's not as concise and pointed as fables; it's more. I loved learning, with Ade, more and more about individual neighbors, and communities, and what was up with his Mum, and the reactions of a wider world to this terror. This book sounds like a straightforward science-fiction tale, in which Day of the Triffids style plants consume buildings and cast out deadly spores. In fact, it reads more like a fable about friendship, loyalty and bravery, beautifully told in the voice of a lonely young boy struggling to make sense of all that is going on around him - from the extraordinary events he sees from his window, to his mother's illness. Taking place in a believable urban, multicultural environment that will be familiar to many young readers, Polly Ho-Yen's debut is an impressively moving and thought-provoking story that will touch children and adults alike.Polly used to be a primary school teacher in London and while she was teaching there she used to get up very early in the morning to write stories. The first of those stories is now a book called Boy in the Tower. This book is totally amazing, I am reading it at the moment and I love it. It is mysterious and exciting, even if you found out one thing you always need to know more 😁😄. It is also very scary and deep (it makes you think a lot)
I read this in one sitting because I simply could not put it down! Ho Yen's incredibly moving story follows the brave Ade as his life is turned upside down when buildings start mysteriously falling down in his London town. I was glued to this book and the incredibly real characters, picturing every event as it was happening and being truly amazed by this story. This is athree-session spelling seed for the book Boy in the Towerby Polly Ho-Yen. Below is the coverage from Appendix 1 of the National Curriculum 2014. There are 32 lessons planned, all with appropriate SMART Notebook screens, task sheets and header sheets.This is a three-week Writing Root based upon Boy in the Tower by Polly Ho-Yen. Children will learn and revise many of the key grammar requirements of Y6 and have opportunity to apply them within short and longer written outcomes. Synopsis of Text: Polly Ho-Yen is a writer based in Bristol. Her debut novel, Boy in the Tower, was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award, Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Federation of Children's Book Groups Book Award. All three of her middle-gradenovels have been nominated for the Carnegie Medal. When the Bluchers, a plant-form that dissolves buildings and releases fatal spores into the air, take over the city, everyone is forced to evacuate and Ade is left alone to face them.
First, the buildings fell. Then the people on the streets. No one could explain why until they found the Bluchers.This is one of those books that is hard to review, not because I didn’t like it. I really REALLY liked Boy In The Tower – I’m just not quite sure how best to tell you about it. Polly Ho-Yen writes wonderful characters, not just Ade and his mother (I grew very attached to his mother in this book). Ade’s friends are just as special as him. I thought the other tenants were perfect. I didn’t know where this story was going to take me but I loved the journey.