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A Literary Leaf for Cogheart


KS: Upper KS2

Year Group: Year 5

Literary Theme: Power vs. Principles

Author(s): Peter Bunzl

Overview and Outcomes:

This is a 15-session Literary Leaf for Cogheart by Peter Bunzl in which children have the opportunity to make predictions, explore the author's choice of vocabulary, as well as developing their skills of inference. The leaf includes key questions and activities to support comprehension.

Synopsis of Text:

Lily's life is in mortal peril. Her father is missing and now silver-eyed men stalk her through the shadows. What could they want from her? With her friends - Robert, the clockmaker's son, and Malkin, her mechanical fox - Lily is plunged into a murky and menacing world. Too soon Lily realizes that those she holds dear may be the very ones to break her heart... Murder, mayhem and mystery meet in this gripping Victorian adventure.


Steampunk, Victorians, inventions

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