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The Week in Books: 1 March 2019

Class book review: The Midnight Hour

The Midnight Hour
Benjamin Read and Laura Trinder
Chicken House, £6.99
ISBN: 9781911490906

 

This book is an intriguing mystery from start to finish, written with great warmth and humour. You can’t help but like the main character, Emily: she is feisty, fearless and fun. Hannah Peck’s beautiful cover entices you into a Victorian London where time stands still and monsters roam. It’s like a really good episode of Doctor Who and the imagery created would lend itself well to a screenplay.

Our review panel of Year 5 children loved it and although some found the language a little “grown-up” in ...

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