Figurative language in literature is language that uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from its literal interpretation. By being literal we mean exactly what we say. An author is literal when …
Figurative language posters based on the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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Ideas for dressing up as a book character
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Strangers at the Stables
Adelina recommends you read Strangers at the Stables.
Published by Usborne (2014) – a new edition of the exciting adventure stories set in SANDY LANE STABLES, perfect for pony lovers.
Sandy Lane Stables has to be closed down because Nick and his wife have to go to America; her father is ill. Rosie, a stable girl, is left in charge of the Sandy Lane Stables, all the regular riders promise to help, and everyone is confident that life at the stables will run smoothly. But disaster strikes when a mysterious couple arrives, supposedly sent to help, Rosie’s suspicions are just the beginning.
In my opinion this book had no funny parts, but a scary one, that Sandy Lane has to be closed down. This book was fun to read because of a lot of interesting words and you could picture it in your mind. It teaches you to actually take care of others and not only of ourselves.
Adelina (age 11)
This book can be purchased from http://www.kidzbooks.gr, Amazon and so many other sites!
It’s worth a read, especially if you are into horses!
Till next time…
The first step in understanding and discussing literature is knowing what you’re reading. Being able to state which genres you enjoy, or what genre the book you’re reading falls under, is a powerful skill; especially …