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The Secret Message By John Townsend

The Secret Message by John Townsend

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Summary

A poignant story linking World War 1, the present day and a dark secret.

The Secret Message Summary

The Secret Message by John Townsend

In the attic of his house Sam finds a leather case that belonged to his great great grandfather, Freddy Ovel. The case contains a diary, and as Sam begins to read it he is taken right back to just before the First World War when Freddy was a boy. Sam also finds a photograph and discovers that at his age, Freddy was his exact double. But the diary unlocks much more than just the events of the war. Sam discovers that there is much more to 'Freddy' than meets the eye - not only heroic wartime deeds and terrible injuries, but also some very dark secrets. Thought-provoking and poignant, this book is an excellent way to teach children more about history and the first great war of our times. As part of the Cold Fusion series, this stimulating read is for the curious child that wants something a little more demanding than the usual range of books on offer for their age group.

The Secret Message Reviews

In the attic of his house, Sam finds a leather case that belonged to his great great grandfather, Freddy Ovel. The case contains a diary, and as Sam begins to read it he is taken right back to just before the First World War, when Freddy was a boy. Sam also finds a photograph and discovers that at his age Freddy was his exact double. The diary unlocks more than just events of the war however. Sam discovers there is much more to 'Freddy' than meets the eye - not only heroic wartime deeds and terrible injuries, but also some very dark secrets indeed. This poignant story, spanning a century, is the perfect way to remember the outbreak of the first great war of our time. The Secret Message is part of a new series from Ransom, called Cold Fusion, designed to cater for the interests of the more able reader. This series tackles compelling topics in a way that is more demanding than the average book for an 8 to 12 year old. The books in this series are not necessarily very long reads; rather it is the content of these books and the vocabulary that is used that is more challenging. Perfect for gifted and talented children.

About John Townsend

John Townsend is a full time writer who focuses particularly on helping boys enjoy reading. He has written both fiction and non fiction but usually focuses on non fiction. Before becoming a full time writer, John spent 25 years teaching in schools, he has been the Head of Drama, a Special Needs Coordinator and also the resident writer/storyteller in a primary school. As a writer he visits schools regularly to talk to children about his books. He runs boys literacy projects and has been named a 'Reading Champion' by the National Literacy Trust. He is the author of Never Odd Nor Even, also in Ransom's Cold Fusion Series.

Additional information

GOR006431885
9781781272756
1781272751
The Secret Message by John Townsend
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Ransom Publishing
2019-01-01
120
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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