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The Lion and the Unicorn

by Shirley Hughes


When Lenny Levi's father goes off to fight in the Second World War, his son has to learn to be brave: brave when bombs are dropped on his street in London, brave when he's evacuated to a big house in the country, and brave when spiteful children tease him and call him names. Full of detail and character, it embraces the past and the present with unique poignancy and power.


This book fits right in with our topic of World War 2. The story is based on Lenny, who is a WW2 evacuee.  


We have read parts of the story, then used inference and prediction skills to create character descriptions and story endings of our own, before reading the end of the story and making comparisons. 


Our next Literacy unit will be  based on the book Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian.