Collins Big Cat
What’s new for Key Stage 2 24 new titles for the Copper-Diamond Bands in Collins Big Cat are out now for you and your 7-11 year olds to love.
Do some background reading for Black History Week with biographies of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass
Two new autobiographies by adventurer James Adair and wheelchair basketball Paralympian Ade Adepitan
Introduce your class to poetry and drama with a new play in partnership with Polka Theatre, London and two new poetry anthologies
Plus even more books on history and science themes
Get your pupils reading the classics with a fantastic retelling of the Dickens novel Great Expectations
I lived at the forge with Joe and Mrs Joe. My trembly fears were the result of living with Mrs Joe. The small warm feeling I had of not being quite alone in
I didn’t have great expectations. I didn’t have any expectations. I had a great many trembly fears.
the world came from living with Joe. “Ever the best of friends, eh Pip?” said Joe. Pip – that was me.
I spent a lot of time in the graveyard. It’s the ﬁrst place I remember. Not the forge, with the red ﬁre and the low roof and the wild bare marsh all around. Not the wet, rutty road that led to the village and then to the town and then on to far-off wonders: London, perhaps, or the end of the world. The graveyard. If I felt in the right place anywhere at all it was in there, puzzling over the gravestones. My father was there, and my mother, and my ﬁve little brothers. The reason I wasn’t there too was a mystery to everyone.
Sample pages from Great Expectations
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Published on Dec 13, 2012
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