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Cheney School
Group status: Reading mode!
This year students and teachers from across the school are enjoying working their way through the books. Every Tuesday we meet, eat biscuits and discuss and write about one of the novels.

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Headington Prep
Which do you think is the most appealing smelling place?

“her father brings home moose and caribou and ptarmigan, and her mother cooks them up on top of their woodstove in these huge cast-iron pots and the whole house smells like it’s scovered in gravy.”
“Even if I do wish I could dance, it smells so much better in this part of Alaska, thanks to the minty Tongass rainforest with its huge cedars and hemlocks and all its lush greenery.”
“The Stevens’ whole house was made of fresh-cut grass cedar. All of Ray’s clothes smelled like cedar, and it made me sneeze when I got close to him, but I got close anyway.”
“I breathe in diesel, the smell of my childhood, of sleeping in the belly of this boat that has always made my dreams bouncy.”
“The kitchen is totally bare, smelling of floor wax and Comet and not a hint of anyone my age or younger possibly living here.”
Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

The monster shows up after midnight. It isn't the one Conor has been expecting; the one from his nightmare; the one he has had nearly every night since his mother started her treatment. But this new monster is ancient, and wild, and it wants something ju


Glenda Millard

Glenda Millard is a highly respected author of books for children of all ages, who deserves to be better known outside her Australian homeland. Her novel A Small Free Kiss in the Dark was the Winner of the 2009 Queensland Premier's Award . .