Whinfell's Class Book  


Spring 1 - Pig Heart Boy (by Malorie Blackman)

Cameron desperately needs a new heart when he is offered the opportunity to take part in a radical and controversial experiment involving the transplant of a pig's heart. While Cameron soon comes to terms with the idea, he finds the world around him less accepting.

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Autumn 2 - Around the World In 80 Days (by Jules Verne)

Around the World in Eighty Days  is a classic adventure novel. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager set by his friends at the Reform Club. Accompanied by Passepartout, he leaves London by train at 8:45 P.M. on Wednesday, October 2, 1872, and is due back at the Reform Club at the same time 80 days later, Saturday, December 21, 1872. Will he make it back in time to win the bet?

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Autumn 1 - Goodnight Mister Tom

Set during World War II, Goodnight Mister Tom features a boy abused at home in London who is evacuated to the country at the outbreak of the war. In the care of Mister Tom, an elderly recluse, he experiences a new life of loving and care.

Other WWII books to read: