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Baltonsborough pupils join the big book club

Some of our pupils joined children from Ashcott, Meare and Walton primary schools when they met to discuss ‘The Last Wild’ by Piers Torday.  
Each school runs its own Book Club but the children in all the schools read the same book at the same time – they then send representatives to a special session where they can talk about it with children they haven’t met before.  
Wells Festival of Literature has generously paid for the books, and Mrs Ann Louise McKaig from the Education Committee met with the children to lead the session. 
 
The book is about a boy named Kester.  He is extraordinary, but he doesn't know that yet.  All he knows, at this very moment, is: 
1. There is a flock of excited pigeons in his bedroom. 
2. They are talking to him. 
3. His life will never be quite the same again..
 
The children said the characters all had different personalities but the wolf club was the bravest of them all.  They liked the way words were changed to be from the animals’ perspective – the river was called ‘fish road’, trees were ‘tall homes’ and a gun was a ‘firestick’.  
This is the first book in a series, and they’re looking forward to reading the rest of them.