By Prue, SallyIllustrated by Paterson, AlexSeries edited by Gamble, Nikki
An historical story about keeping quiet and telling the truth, and what it really means to be a good person. In Georgian England, in a very fine house, live two quite different girls. Marianne is always careful and quiet, whereas Gravity the chambermaid is clumsy and cheerful. Bu...t Gravity is suddenly sent away, and being cheerful is a lot trickier when you have to sleep in a cowshed or sing for your supper. Will Gravity ever find a proper home again? Reflect is a series of emotionally powerful books with realistic settings, carefully crafted to promote thoughtful discussions and develop higher-level reading comprehension. Written by top childrens authors and developed with Literacy expert and Series Editor Nikki Gamble, these are books you can trust to engage, entertain and support childrens personal development. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to stories with the right depth and complexity for them, and helping them to progress. Each book contains inside cover notes to help children deepen their understanding and support their reading comprehension. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links to relationships education and support literacy skills.Read more
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Nikki Gamble is Founder and Director of Just Imagine and Associate Consultant at UCL's Institute of Education. She has worked extensively in schools across the UK and internationally, most recently managing a project for the London Schools Excellence Fund with a focus on developing excellence in teaching reading at KS2 and KS3. Nikki is author of Exploring Children's Literature and co-author of Guiding Readers. She serves on the National Council of UKLA.
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