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Reading for Pleasure

Why the Whales Came by Michael Morpurgo

Last term our focus text in Guided Reading was Why the Whales Came by Michael Morpurgo. This term we will finish reading it together for pleasure. 


Using what you know already, why do you think the whales come? What do you think they will come to do?


Explain what you know about the key characters so far; Gracie, Daniel and the Birdman.

Which words would you use to describe them?


The whales on the front cover are narwhals.

What do you know about this type of whale?


Click on the link above to read more about them.



Other books by Michael Morpurgo

Read more about the author here.

I am so excited to share with you one of my favourite books ever! I enjoyed it so much that I have made it our first class novel to share! I have only read this book out of the series so I am looking for the other books so I can continue the adventure with Hiccup and I hope you enjoy the book as much as I do.


Would you like to be friends with a dragon? Would you be frightened or do you think you would be calm? Could you ride a dragon like a bike? Let me know what you think