LET'S READ

Welcome to the Let’s Read page, Wright Robinson! On this page, you will find links to reading resources, which we would encourage you to explore. You will find PDF files of various stories, links to free listening services such as Audible and, each week, we will be directing you to a new book released by Oak Academy. Check the page regularly for new updates!

We hope that this page allows you to discover stories which help you to: explore new worlds and ideas, escape into imaginative settings, relax your mind and find empathy and joy through the experiences of characters. Happy reading!

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

This is the thirteenth novel by Charles Dickens and follows the life of an orphan boy called Pip. Our Year 9s will remember studying extracts from the story last year. If you delve into the world of Great Expectations, you will meet fascinating characters such as Estella, Magwitch, Miss Havisham and, of course, Pip who finds himself moving from a poor background into high society. A story about growing up in difficult circumstances, love and also heartache, Dickens’ novel is often considered to be his most popular and successful.

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Alice In Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

Follow Alice, as she takes a tumble down a rabbit hole and makes her way into a magical and often ridiculous world. If you want to escape the here and now and ignite your imaginations, then this book is for you. From the Cheshire Cat to The Queen of Hearts, there’s no end to the exciting characters you’ll find here. Open the file to read the full story now!

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A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

Year 10 and Year 11 will know this classic well, but it is suitable for all reading ages. Enter the world of a cruel, misanthropic gentleman called Scrooge, known for his famous phrase ‘Bah! Humbug!’ and follow him on his journey to enlightenment. Travel with him, The Ghost of Christmas Past, Present and Yet To Come through foggy Victorian London as he learns about the importance of kindness and charity.

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Anne of Green Gables – L. M. Montgomery

Also suitable for all ages, Anne of Green Gables is a story about a young girl, Anne, who is sent from an orphanage to work on a farm, by accident! As a character, Anne is an inspiring, energetic and imaginative young girl who grows up in a community where she was never supposed to be. This is a story about friendship, the difficulties we face growing up and the importance of helping those around you.

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Mansfield Park – Jane Austen

Jane Austen was writing during the nineteenth century, and a lot of her stories focus on the ways that women were made to act in society at this time. As our Year 8s have been learning about, this was a very patriarchal society at the time. In this story, Fanny Price is sent to live with her rich Aunt and Uncle and it follows her journey through a very upper class and elegant world that she is not quite used to.

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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – C.S Lewis

Many of our students in Year 7, 8 and 9 have read and loved ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’. This is the first tale in a series of stories written by C.S Lewis. Four children go to live with an old professor during the war. One day, while playing hide and seek, Lucy, the youngest of the children, finds a wardrobe which leads to a magical land called Narnia, and the rest of the story is truly full of adventure! If you don’t manage to read the PDF, make a note of it and find it in your book boxes when you return to school.

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Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

Another novel by Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice is a book about a turbulent relationship between the infamous Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett. In order for their love to blossom, they must overcome the two sins of pride and prejudice.

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Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

Year 8 and Year 9 may know this especially well and Year 7 should look forward to studying this novel next year. Why not take the opportunity to now read the whole book from start to finish? This is Dickens’ classic story about Oliver Twist, a poor orphaned boy who is treated horribly by society. Meet exciting characters such as The Artful Dodger and Nancy and travel through the corrupt underworld of crime filled London in the 1800 with nasty characters such as Bill Sikes and Fagin. How will it all end for poor Oliver Twist? There’s only one way to find out, Wright Robinson!

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Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

Emily Bronte’s only novel, Wuthering Heights is set between two rich, but very gothic and at times haunting, houses high up in the Yorkshire Moors. The first half of this story is a love story between the two protagonists, Catherine and Heathcliff, whereas the latter half of the novel follows the consequences of a love affair that can only be described as tragic.

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The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden, overall, is a story about love, kindness and imagination. However, it begins tragically for the main protagonist, Mary Lennox, who is unloved and neglected by her parents. She is ultimately sent from India to live with her Uncle who has secret garden, which he locks away after his wife dies. Mary explores the garden however and she also discovers that she has a cousin, Colin. Follow Mary, Colin and others as they go on an incredible journey, whilst staying right at home and finding the beauty in a secret garden.

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