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Fly Me Home

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If you haven`t discovered Polly Ho-Yen`s lyrical, magical and utterly unique novels yet I can`t recommend them enough. Ho-Yen is adept at choosing protagonists who are outsiders or with issues that make them stand out, connecting with readers.

Touching on an important and unusual theme - human rights activists outside the western world, and how such people often risk everything for standing up for what they believe in, also exploring how hard it can be to live at the margins of society, where just holding down a job, because of everything else that is going on in people's lives, is considerable achievement. As she struggles through school life, making friends, fitting in and being accepted in a new country, these ‘wonders’ may just give her the power she needs to ‘find her way ‘home’. Fly Me Home is an incredibly moving portrait of one family's struggle to adjust to life in a new country. Alongside reading, children will begin to explain their impressions of characters based on their actions and the ways the author has used language to portray certain plot and character developments.Working in publishing obviously helped me to understand the process and where publishers are coming from. Having said that, it is incredibly lovely when people like your books (I can never quite believe it! Read more about the condition Very Good: A book that has been read and does not look new, but is in excellent condition. She’s still writing stories and though she doesn’t teach now, she still visit schools … only now they’re all over the country.

Polly Ho-Yen is just amazing at creating characters who wriggle their way into your heart and under your skin, making you care about their relationships and what will happen to them. The pack even goes a step further by offering a selection of resources and activities at the end of the pack to support teachers in the classroom.

Harry said, ‘It is interesting as so far they are on a journey to London and they have left their father. The evidence of the treating doctor is usually very persuasive because the doctor is generally best placed to assess their patient's situation. Mirabelle says “It’s amazed me at how much I can relate to the book with starting a new school in a new place. Full of friendship, family and magic, this stunning novel by Polly Ho-Yen, author of Boy in the Tower (shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award) and Where Monsters Lie, is a must-read for 9-12 readers. Feeling lost and alone in a strange new city, Leelu wishes she could fly away back home – her real home where her dad is, thousands of miles away.

Children will summarise sections of the story and complete an emotions graph for the main character, as well as comparing themes arising through the text as a whole. So many of the children that I used to teach when I taught in a primary school sneak into my writing. Living in a dilapidated flat in a forgotten part of the city and feeling like an outsider at school, Leelu wishes she could fly the thousands of miles back home to where her dad has had to stay behind. When you look at small pieces of moss, and beautiful leaves so intricate and delicate they ARE things of wonder with hidden magical powers. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item.

Obviously he ultimately turned out to be fine but I would have preferred if maybe her mum had met him first and he had become established as a trusted adult before Leelu went into his house. I particularly liked certain scenes - Leelu's first day at school for example, a scene that will hit home with any young person whose experienced a new school. It can be a little infuriating but equally it definitely adds a little something, something to the book. This book starts with Leelu having to leave her father behind, while she journeys to foreign lands with her mother and brother.

The Vocabu-Library resource from Vocabulary Ninja is a comprehensive vocabulary resource designed to unpick and explain the vocabulary found within classic and modern children’s literature. I have a feeling my copy of Fly Me Home may become just as treasured as Boy in the Tower in years to come. The magic hidden inside natural objects gives her something to hold onto and creates a sense of wonder which contrasts with the grey, bleakness of their new home.Lots to love and explore, but one thing I found jarring was the wisdom and eloquence of the narrator - I'm guessing she is around 9 or 10 years old in the book, but her voice was much older and wiser and this at times made for a slight disconnect.

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