Welcome to the Wren Whole Academy Reading Project 2016 – when the whole Academy community reads the same book during the month of December! The idea is to all read the same book and write a short review. There will then be a series of related activities in January which parents can be involved in as well.
Two years ago we read “Wonder” by R J Palacio. Last year we got the students to vote which book they wanted to read and as a result we all read “Once” by Morris Gleitzman.
This year’s book is “Around the World in 80 Days” by Jules Verne. Published in France in 1873, this classic adventure story has stood the test of time and has inspired films, theatre productions, a musical, even a board game and a sailing award. Not to be confused with many spin-offs, including the travelogue by Michael Palin with the same name, the book is widely available in many different forms and editions. Again, we would like as many parents as possible to be involved as well as students and staff.
We will be selling copies of the book from Thursday 1 December and there are a variety of different editions in the Academy Library. For those of you who prefer digital versions there are many options – Kindle, Ebook and PDF (see below for links to the English and original French versions).
Please contact the Librarian Mrs Raddon at Nicky.Raddon@wrenacademy.org if you would like a version in another language as the book is widely available in many languages.
Around the World in 80 Days (in English)
Verne Tour du Monde 80 Jours (in French)