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This Week I Am Reading… Song of the River by Gill Lewis

Monday 12 June 2023

Mrs Truran, Queenswood's Librarian, is always finding ways to motivate our students to read, and even more importantly, to enjoy doing it!

To tackle the 'summer slide', younger pupils might enjoy reading short and achievable books like the novellas published by Barrington Stoke. 

For this newsletter, Mrs Truran has recommended Song of the River by Gill Lewis but there are plenty of books to choose from on the publisher's website here.

Song of the River by Gill Lewis

Times are tough for Cari and her mum. A violent storm has flooded the valley where they live, destroying their home and café business.

Things seem bleak – but hope appears in the form of a plan to reintroduce beavers into the area, as the changes that these amazing animals make to the waterways might prevent another flood.

Cari knows that she has to get involved. But with the project facing resistance from locals, can she convince them to give the beavers a chance – and will it be enough to save her home from being destroyed for a second time?