Letters from the Lighthouse eBook

Opening chapter from Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll (freely available from, and with kind permission of, Love Reading 4 Kids) - Differentiated comprehension questions to match the text provided - LA/ MA and HA - Answers for each c...

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Emma Carroll
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21 Jul 2017

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We weren't supposed to be going to the pictures that night. We weren't even meant to be outside, not in a blackout, and definitely not when German bombs had been falling on London all month like pennies from a jar.February, 1941. After months of bombing raids in London, twelve-year-old Olive Bradshaw and her little brother Cliff are evacuated to the Devon coast. The only person with two spare beds is Mr Ephraim, the local lighthouse keeper. But he's not used to company and he certainly doesn't want any evacuees. Desperate to be helpful, Olive becomes his post-girl, carrying secret messages (as she likes to think of the letters) to the villagers. But Olive has a secret of her own. Her older sister Sukie went missing in an air raid, and she's desperate to discover what happened to her. And then she finds a strange coded note which seems to link Sukie to Devon, and to something dark and impossibly dangerous.

I have to admit to being a massively impatient reader. By this I mean, if I love an author and their book isn't released for a long time or if for whatever reason it gets delayed I feel hugely disappointed.