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Nadine Dreams of Home

Written by Bernard Ashley

Illustrated by Ollie Cuthbertson

Part of the 4u2read Series

Key Stage 2 General Fiction

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Shortlisted for the Little Rebels Book Award 2015 

Interest Age 7-12  Reading Age 7+  A beautiful story which captures the dreams and hopes of Nadine, newly arrived in the UK from Goma and still traumatised by the terrors of the war from which her family has fled. And by the absence of her father who is still trapped in their home country. Nadine is confused by almost everything at school. In particular, she hates it when a teacher shouts as it reminds her of the terrifying shouts of the rebel soldiers who may still be holding her father prisoner. Nadine only finds peace when she is shown a picture of Goma on the computer. Looking at it she can dream of her father and their life before they fled. But will Nadine ever be reunited with the father she so longs for?

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+

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Nadine Dreams of Home Synopsis

Nadine doesn't like her new life. She doesn't speak the language, she can't understand what's going on, and more than anything, it's just not home. Especially since her father isn't here with them in the UK. But it just wasn't safe in Goma anymore, not with the uprising and the violence of the rebel soldiers. So Nadine tries to find something in her new life that will remind her of the happy memories of Africa.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781123690
Publication date: 1st July 2014
Author: Bernard Ashley
Illustrator: Ollie Cuthbertson
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 64 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: General Fiction

About Bernard Ashley

Bernard Ashley lives in Charlton, south east London, only a street or so from where he was born. He was educated at the Roan School, Blackheath and Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, Rochester. After National Service in the RAF Bernard trained to teach at Trent Park College of Education, specializing in Drama. He followed this with an Advanced Diploma at the Cambridge Institute and has recently been awarded honorary Doctorates in Education by the University of Greenwich and in letters by the University of Leicester. During his career as a teacher he worked in Kent, Hertfordshire, Newham and Greenwich, with ...

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