My Swordhand is Singing
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The Book of Dead Days was nominated for the Guardian Award, and was shortlisted for the Sheffield Book Award and the Edgar Allan Poe Award. When Peter is collecting payment from the villagers for the wood he and his father have chopped he hears rumours of a widow who has been visited by her dead husband in the night.
Poe's story, as well as his own fascination with technique, provided that final piece of the puzzle. I'd had it for ages but didn't know where I was going to use it until the character of Edgar came along: "I suspect I may have fleas again". The character's were interesting and engaging and I found myself being drawn deeper and deeper into the world Sedgwick created.Join our community to get personalised book suggestions, extracts straight to your inbox, 10% off RRPs, and to change children’s lives. year-old Sasha travels to France as a volunteer nurse in an attempt to rescue her beloved brother Tom from a terrible death. I cannot say this is the creepiest book I've read in my life, but I admit it gave me many chills up my spine.
And with broad and elegant strokes, he paints a chilling and irresistibly Gothic picture of the fight of good against evil. Set in a deep-forest, Germanic world, this slim volume is lean on historical detail, but the clarity of its prose, and the arrow-straight drive of the storyline, gives the book a classic charm.Useful PEE, show-not-tell, character work to enable the children to use their reading to inform writing.