This Boy by Pippa Goodhart

This Boy

Written by Pippa Goodhart
Illustrated by Iva Sasheva
Part of the Read On Series


This Boy by Pippa Goodhart

A supernatural love story that touches on the First World War. Kerry hates her new school. She doesn't think much of the new house either, as it's full of strange noises. While waiting by the old war memorial for her mum to come home, she meets a boy. He seems nice, but very sad about something. And he's dressed a bit oddly too... *Help Key Stage 3 students move from Level 3c to Level 3b in reading.*Support comprehension with the atmospheric, age-appropriate illustrations.*Contextualise the story using the double-page about the First World War.*Encourage shared and guided reading using the ready-made tasks and discussion points on the activity pages at the back of the book.


`Boys were very excited and I haven't seen boys of this ability as engaged in their reading. Students had no idea what a gladiator was and were impressed when they found out. All wanted to be gladiators by the end of it! Much better than the competition.

About the Author

Pippa Goodhart

Pippa Goodhart completed a history degree and then trained as an infant teacher before taking on a job at Heffers Children’s Bookshop in Cambridge where she worked for five years, latterly as a manager. Moving to Leicester when she married, she began to work as a publisher’s reader and to teach, but began writing when her children were little.

Her first book was published in 1994 and over forty more have been published since then. She teaches writing to adults and works as a consultant.

She has three daughters and a husband who all help her writing by being critical when they are asked to be!

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40 pages


Pippa Goodhart
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Collins Educational an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

1st November 2012



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