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The Week in Books: 1 February 2019

Book reviews: The Haven by Simon Lelic

The Haven
Simon Lelic
Hodder Children’s Books, £7.99
ISBN: 978-1444947601

The Haven is Simon Lelic’s first venture into children’s literature. I gave this book to pupils in my creative writing group and it wasn’t long before I was hit by a stream of superlatives. They all wanted to know if there was going to be a follow-up.

Most felt it was very original and they emphasised that the characters were realistic; almost three dimensional; with one or two twists in the tale.

They all thought it was something that would appeal to upper KS2 and KS3 pupils.

Robert Eves is a teacher at St John’s ...

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