The Goldfish Boy

Page-turning, heartbreaking, but ultimately life-affirming, this story is perfect for fans of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time and Wonder. It is a book that will make you laugh and cry.

Author: Lisa Thompson (UK)

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407173979

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 317

Twelve-year-old Matthew is trapped in his bedroom by crippling OCD, spending most of his time staring out of his window as the inhabitants of Chestnut Close go about their business. Until the day he is the last person to see his next door neighbour's toddler, Teddy, before he goes missing. Matthew must turn detective and unravel the mystery of Teddy's disappearance - with the help of a brilliant cast of supporting characters. Page-turning, heartbreaking, but ultimately life-affirming, this story is perfect for fans of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time and Wonder. It is a book that will make you laugh and cry.


The Graveyard Riddle A Goldfish Boy Novel

Lisa Thompson returns to the world of The Goldfish Boy in her new novel.

Author: Lisa Thompson

Publisher: Scholastic Press

ISBN: 9781338679038

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 711

Lisa Thompson returns to the world of The Goldfish Boy in her new novel. Melody Bird has discovered an old, abandoned building on the edge of town... It's a dark, creepy place, but she can't resist its pull. When she goes to explore, she finds a boy hiding out there. Hal tells Melody that he is a spy-in-training, using the house as a base for his undercover surveillance of a nearby suspected criminal. He's very secretive about the details, but Melody trusts him and starts bringing him blankets and sneaking him food. She confides in her friends Matthew and Jake about Hal -- they immediately question the likelihood of a twelve-year-old spy and decide to turn the tables and spy on him, to work out what he's really up to... This extraordinary companion to The Goldfish Boy is a page-turning mystery with a sensitive story about mental health at its core.

The Graveyard Riddle

Welcome back to Chestnut Close, whose residents may not always be exactly who they seem.

Author: Lisa Thompson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781760977375

Category:

Page: 300

View: 458

Welcome back to Chestnut Close, whose residents may not always be exactly who they seem... Clever, curious Melody Bird has discovered an old abandoned house in the corner of the graveyard, and a mysterious boy hiding there. Hal tells her that he's a spy-in-training using the house as a base for his undercover surveillance of a known local criminal. Her friends Matthew and Jake don't believe that a twelve year old would be entrusted with this mission and turn the tables to spy on him, uncovering secrets and unravelling a mystery as they go.

The House of Clouds

The power of imagination, storytelling and magic combine in a poignant and uplifting novella on family and grief.

Author: Lisa Thompson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781781129067

Category:

Page: 104

View: 591

The power of imagination, storytelling and magic combine in a poignant and uplifting novella on family and grief.

The Day I Was Erased

The brand new read-in-one-sitting mystery from the author of unforgettable bestseller The Goldfish Boy.

Author: Lisa Thompson (UK)

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 140719500X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 360

View: 124

The brand new read-in-one-sitting mystery from the author of unforgettable bestseller The Goldfish Boy. Eleven-year-old Maxwell is always, always in trouble. Roaming the town with his beloved pet dog Monster (who he rescued as a puppy from being run over) as a way to escape his parents' constant sniping at home, he's a menace to the neighbours and teachers at school. While visiting an elderly neighbour, Maxwell comes across a mysterious cabinet of curiosities and suddenly finds himself erased from his life: it's as if he's never existed. Able to walk around anonymously might be great at first - finally, no-one is yelling at him! - but he soon realises that he misses his old life and, crucially, if he had never existed, then he wouldn't have swooped in and stopped Monster the dog from being hit by that car... Maxwell needs to find a way to reverse his erasure, with the help of his best friend Charlie and his sister Bex, who need a whole heap of persuading that this weird kid they've never clapped eyes on is actually super close to them in his former life...

Goldfish Boy

Read & Respondhas been fully updated with new content. It provides teachers with a wealth of resources to teach Goldfish Boy.

Author: Jillian Powell

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781407183930

Category:

Page: 48

View: 427

'The resources are wonderful. I like the fact that it has a mix of fiction and non-fiction activities ... and how material can link to other areas of the curriculum, not just literacy.'Miss North, teacher 'Reading for enjoyment and writing for enjoyment are two of the most powerful ways of getting children interested in books. Read & Respond provides exactly this.'Michael Morpurgo, author "[Read and Respond] makes it easy to explore texts fully and ensure that the children want to keep on reading more."Chris Flanagan, Primary teacher. Get the most out of best-loved children's books with our bestselling Read & Respondseries - the perfect way to explore favourite stories in your classroom. This resource book brings you a wealth of inspiring activities, discussion ideas and guided reading notes based on Goldfish Boy. Stimulating content mapped to curriculum objectives Grammar, punctuation and spelling section for Key Stage 2 Shared reading section including non-fiction extracts Time-saving lesson plans, activities and assessments Huge variety of speaking, listening and creative activities Read & Respondhelps you build a whole-school literacy programme based on timeless children's stories, chosen to inspire reading for pleasure. Fun-filled activities help children to fully engage with each story, encouraging a love of reading and building a range of skills. This book contains photocopiable activities, guided reading notes, speaking and listening activities, writing projects and creative ideas - all from a bestselling, tried-and-trusted series that's a firm favourite with teachers. Please note: this book does not include digital content.

The Light Jar

Nate and his mother are running away, hiding out in a dilapidated cottage in the middle of a dark forest.

Author: Lisa Thompson (UK)

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407184598

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 211

Nate and his mother are running away, hiding out in a dilapidated cottage in the middle of a dark forest. When Mum heads off for provisions, and then doesn't return, Nate is left alone and afraid. But comfort can come from the most unexpected of places - a mysterious girl trying to solve a treasure hunt and the reappearance of an old friend.

The Boy Who Fooled the World

The brand new, read-in-one-sitting mystery from the bestselling author of THE GOLDFISH BOY.

Author: Lisa Thompson

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 0702301167

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 825

The brand new, read-in-one-sitting mystery from the bestselling author of THE GOLDFISH BOY. When a little white lie leads to a huge dose of trouble... Cole is the odd one out at school: the other kids have the latest gadgets and trainers while his family struggles to make ends meet. Until the day one of his paintings is talent-spotted and sells for thousands of pounds at a posh London gallery. Suddenly, Cole is the toast of the international art world, the star guest on TV shows, rich beyond his wildest dreams, hailed as a boy genius! Being famous is FANTASTIC... but Cole has a guilty secret that if exposed will bring everything crashing down around him... A story of fame and fortune, making mistakes and learning to be true to yourself.

Turtle Boy

This is a powerful story of hope and friendship, perfect for fans of Wonder and The Goldfish Boy. Exploring self-image, family and grief, this book will make you laugh and cry.

Author: M. Evan Wolkenstein

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1474990894

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 660

This is a powerful story of hope and friendship, perfect for fans of Wonder and The Goldfish Boy. Exploring self-image, family and grief, this book will make you laugh and cry. Meet Will Levine. Here are three things Will loves: turtles, the nature reserve behind school, being left alone. And one thing Will really hates: his nickname. Kids at school call Will Turtle Boy because of his funny-looking chin. But when Will meets RJ, he learns not everyone is his enemy. RJ has a bucket list of adventures which extends way beyond his hospital room, and he needs help ticking them off. Will may want to stay in his shell, but RJ is determined to push him right out of it. And for Will to take on what seems like an impossible mission, he’s going to have to be brave in more ways than one.

Owen and the Soldier

A touching story of loss and remembrance from Lisa Thompson, the award-winning author of The Goldfish Boy and The Light Jar.

Author: Lisa Thompson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781781128657

Category: Children's stories

Page: 87

View: 201

A crumbling stone soldier sits on a bench in the park. Only Owen understands how important he is. At home, Owen and his mum are struggling and there's nobody he can talk to. Hidden away in the park, Owen feels free to be himself. When the war-weary soldier is listening, his worries slip away. But nobody else cares about the soldier, and the town council want to tear him down. Owen's the only one who can save him but can he find the courage to speak up before it's too late? A touching story of loss and remembrance from Lisa Thompson, the award-winning author of The Goldfish Boy. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

The Boy Travellers in the Far East

It would spit and scratch , and try to bite off the other cat ' s tail ; but one day ,
when they put it with a cat whose tail had been cut off by a bad boy , it was
friendly at once . " Fred wanted ever so much to send home a goldfish with a very
wide and ...

Author: Thomas Wallace Knox

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: China

Page: 421

View: 288


The Whispers

But most of all he wishes his mother would come home . . . Four months later, the police are no closer to finding out the truth - and Riley decides to take matters into his own hands. But do the Whispers really exist?

Author: Greg Howard

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241367093

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 653

A coming-of-age tale that will make you laugh and cry, perfect for fans of Time Travelling With a Hamster and The Goldfish Boy. Before she disappeared, Riley's mama used to tell him stories about the Whispers, mysterious creatures with the power to grant wishes. Riley wishes for lots of things. He wishes his secret crush Dylan liked him back. He wishes the bumbling detective would stop asking awkward questions. But most of all he wishes his mother would come home . . . Four months later, the police are no closer to finding out the truth - and Riley decides to take matters into his own hands. But do the Whispers really exist? And what is Riley willing to do to find out?

Not Norman

He wanted a different kind of pet — one that could run and catch, or chase string and climb trees, a soft furry pet to sleep on his bed at night. Definitely not Norman.

Author: Kelly Bennett

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763656992

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 665

"A sweet story that could be used as a springboard to discussion of the pitfalls of making snap judgments about pets — or people." — School Library Journal Norman the goldfish isn’t what this little boy had in mind. He wanted a different kind of pet — one that could run and catch, or chase string and climb trees, a soft furry pet to sleep on his bed at night. Definitely not Norman. But when he tries to trade Norman for a "good pet," things don’t go as he planned. Could it be that Norman is a better pet than he thought? With wry humor and lighthearted affection, author Kelly Bennett and illustrator Noah Z. Jones tell an unexpected — and positively fishy — tale about finding the good in something you didn’t know you wanted.

Exploring Children s Literature

sexuality: Paul Magrs, Strange Boy; James Riordan, The Cello; Justin
Richardson, And Tango Makes Three; Juno Dawson, ... Lisa Thompson, The
Goldfish Boy • death and bereavement: Michael Rosen, Sad Book; Sita
Brahmachari, Artichoke ...

Author: Nikki Gamble

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526451263

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 262

This book explores the rich and varied world of children's literature and how it can be used in teaching to promote reading for pleasure and create lifelong readers.

Configurational Learning in the Goldfish

ment , the operation of the tachistoscope and the child's interest in obtaining
permission to close or open the shutter tended to detract from the value of the
experiment . There appeared to be little possibility of a decrease in this interest ,
in fact ...

Author: Francis Theodore Perkins

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Animal intelligence

Page: 50

View: 719


In the Child s World

While he was wondering , a black shadow covered the water and the minnow
thought that night was coming on ; but it was only the shadow of a little boy ' s
head , as Philip , the ... All right , ” said Philip ; “ we can put him in the goldfish
globe .

Author: Emilie Poulsson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Children's stories

Page: 443

View: 337


Going on twelve

“Oh, it was a joke!” J ohn's face split into a smile, as if we had given him an
unexpected present. “Like the goldfish. Boy, you really had me going for a while,”
he admitted to me. \ I wanted to throttle Gretchen. How could I ever get even with
John ...

Author: Candice F Ransom

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780590435253

Category: Art

Page:

View: 294


The goldfish

I did not as a boy get up while it was still dark and break the ice in the
horsetrough in order to perform my ablutions . I was , to be sure , given to
understand — and always when a child religiously believed — that this was my
father's unhappy ...

Author: Arthur Cheney Train

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Legal stories

Page: 340

View: 728

Upon arrival at his fiftieth birthday, a powerful man describes his life and relationships and his sense of futility in spite of the wealth he has attained.

Life as Viewed from the Goldfish Bowl

I meant it when I committed my life as a child . Now I have had to recommit myself
through the years , but I committed myself long ago . My husband also committed
himself to Christ as a young boy . We , as Christian worker ' s wives , need to ...

Author: Beverly Hyles

Publisher: Sword of the Lord Publishers

ISBN: 9780873985222

Category: Spouses of clergy

Page: 242

View: 453