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A Dangerous Game

Written by Malorie Blackman

Illustrated by Mike Lowery

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A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2018

A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2018 | Interest Age 8+ Reading Age 8  Former Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman tells a gripping adventure story of a school trip that goes horribly wrong. Sam longs to go on the school trip to the Highlands but he is sure his parents will say no as he has a long term sickness - sickle cell disease – which means he needs to be looked after carefully. When they surprisingly say yes, Sam is thrilled. But his delight soon turn to fear as he realises that the class bullies are planning something that is designed to humiliate him but which will end up putting them all at risk. How Sam deals with the bullies, including showing incredible courage in rescuing one from real danger, and how he deals with his own illness with another kind of bravery is all brilliantly captured in Malorie Blackman’s vivid drama.


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Julia Eccleshare's Picks for October 2018:

A Dangerous Game by Malorie Blackman

Uncle Gobb and the Plot Plot by Michael Rosen

Hampstead the Hamster by Michael Rosen

Pick A Pine Tree by Patricia Toht

Stubby: A True Story of Friendship by Michael Foreman

The Antlered Ship by Dashka Slater

All the Way Home by Debi Gliori

Snow in the Garden by Shirley Hughes

The Skylark's War by Hilary McKay

Race to the Frozen North The Matthew Henson Story by Catherine Johnson

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

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A Dangerous Game Synopsis

An exciting school trip goes horribly wrong in this thrilling adventure from master storyteller Malorie Blackman.

Although Sam has a long-term illness, all he wants is the chance to lead a normal life. So he is thrilled when he finally gets his mum and dad to let him go on the school trip to the Scottish Highlands. Sam's desperate for an adventure and wants to prove to everyone that he's just as strong as his friends. But when some of the boys from his class take a reckless risk in order to win a challenge, the trip turns out to be more dangerous than Sam could have imagined.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+.

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ISBN: 9781781128237
Publication date: 15/09/2018
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781128237
Publication date: 15th September 2018
Author: Malorie Blackman
Illustrator: Mike Lowery
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 120 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Gritty Reads, School Stories
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks, Star Books
Collections: Diverse Voices - 80 Children's Books that Celebrate Difference, Anti Bullying Week & World Kindness Day,

About Malorie Blackman

A World Book Day Author 2019 | Children's Laureate 2013-2015 Malorie Blackman has written over sixty books for children and young adults. Many of her books have also been adapted for stage and television, including a BAFTA-award-winning BBC production of Pig-Heart Boy and a Pilot Theatre stage adaptation by Sabrina Mahfouz of Noughts & Crosses. There is also a major BBC production of Noughts & Crosses, with Roc Nation (JayZ's entertainment company) curating and releasing the soundtrack as executive music producer. In 2008 Malorie received an OBE for her services to children's literature, and between 2013 and 2015 she was the Children's Laureate. ...

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