Thursday, 7 August 2014
BOOK REVIEW by Tess
TALE OF A TAIL
A fiction story for young adults
By Margaret Mahy
This story is about A boy call Tom who moved into Prodigy Street and the next day a man called Mr Mirabilis and Najki the dog moved in next door. Tom had amazing adventures with Najki . Tom found out that Najki had a magic tail that granted everyones wishes. About a month after Najki and Mr Mirabilis moved away to live with his sister and Tom was very upset to see Najki leaving. Tom would visit him because they had good times.
Every piece of the book makes you want to keep reading, its adventurous, funny, interesting and not boring. It has a clear beginning, middle and end. It has some drawings on some pages to go with the story.
The only thing I thought was wrong with this book is it was not long enough and I wanted to keep reading about the adventures and the friendship between the boy Tom and the dog Najki.
You can tell Margaret Mahy is a New Zealand author because there was rugby in the story. Margaret Mahy was a famous New Zealand author who won lots of prizes and awards for her books. Her stories were written for young adults and children. She grew up in Christchurch, this book reminded her about her childhood. This was her last book before she died in 2012.
A Polish man wanted to have a book written about his dog and their friendship so he went around the world looking for an author and he found one in Christchurch, New Zealand, this was Margaret Mahy. He was a wealthy man and paid her money to write this book. His dog was called Naykee and in the book the dog is Najki.
Margaret Mahy wrote this book and a few months later she died in 2012 and the dog in real life died in 2012 as well.
I think that while Margaret Mahy was writing this story she was thinking that nothing is forever because Nijki moved in next door and moved away again.
I really enjoyed this book and I recommend others to read it too. I would recommend this book for 9 – 13 year olds and people that like adventures and interesting books.
Posted by Lorraine Frances-Rees at 13:40
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Nelson Mandela loved Africa because he thought it was a beautiful country.
He believed that apartheid needed to stop and he made it happen.
Nelson Mandela stood up for his country because he thought it was not fair that the black people didn't get as much as the white people. He went to jail for what he believed in, but it stopped. When he came out of jail he became the first black president of south Africa.
Thursday, 3 July 2014
Tuesday, 24 June 2014
Rainbows have seven colours which are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. The five main colours are red, yellow, green, blue and violet. Orange and indigo are made to connect the colours.
You can see rainbows that are circular when skydiving depending on the weather. Reflection rainbows and normal rainbows are seen on rainy days at sunset.
Rainbows are formed by millions of rain drops and the sun shining through them to bring out the beautiful colours. They also may be formed by the spray of waves, then they are called spray bows.
I have told you how rainbows are formed. I choose to do rainbows because I wanted to find out how they were formed and I leanrt that the sun has more than one colour, but yellow is one of the main colours.
By Tess J