Call of the Deep by Beverley Naidoo
  

Call of the Deep

Written by Beverley Naidoo
Part of the Reloaded Series

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Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. These two haunting tales are brought to you from the ocean deep. We meet the good, the wicked, and the downright evil and through them we get a sense of the mesmerising power of the people who live in the sea. The origins of both stories come from traditional folklore but Beverley Naidoo has rewritten both of them, capturing their fairytale qualities but making them feel fresh and credible to contemporary readers.

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Call of the Deep by Beverley Naidoo

A wicked princess strikes a terrible bargain with the sea... a beautiful mermaid falls in love with a human. Two magical stories of the sea from the Carnegie Medal-winning author.

About the Author

Beverley Naidoo

Beverley Naidoo was born into a white, middle-class family in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1943. She graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in 1963. Her involvement with the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa led to her being imprisoned in solitary confinement for eight weeks at the age of 21. She left for England in 1965 and studied at the University of York with the help of a United Nations Bursary, training to become a teacher. Her first novel for children, Journey to Jo'burg, was published in 1985. A powerful portrayal of racism seen from a child's perspective, the book was banned in South Africa until 1991. A sequel, Chain of Fire, was published in 1989. No Turning Back (1995) was written after running workshops for young people in South Africa with theatre director Olusola Oyeleye. The Other Side of Truth (2000) was inspired in part by the execution of Nigerian writer Ken Saro-Wiwa and tells the story of two Nigerian children who flee to London as refugees after their mother is killed.

Q&A WITH BEVERLEY NAIDOO:

Favourite Hero: The little African hare. He plays tricks on bigger, bossier animals who think that big is best

Favourite Monster: The tick-tock crocodile in Peter Pan.

Special secret power: A secret is a secret. (when i was a child, i made a secret society with a friend. To this day, i have never told anyone the meaning of our name The TTs'.)

Favourite Fight Scene: War and Peas by Michael Foreman. The animals in King Lion's country are starving but they manage to chase away the greedy Fat King and his army.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
72 pages
Interest Age: 10+

Author

Beverley Naidoo
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Author's Website

www.beverleynaidoo.com/inde...

Publisher

Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

22nd May 2008

ISBN

9781842995259

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