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Children in year 6 have continued with the Power of Reading in their English lessons. This term, the children are reading a text called “The Last Wild” by Piers Torday.

In a world where animals no longer exist, twelve-year-old Kester Jaynes sometimes feels like he hardly exists either. Locked away in a school for troubled children, he’s told there’s something wrong with him. So when he meets a flock of talking pigeons and a bossy cockroach, Kester thinks he’s finally gone crazy. However the animals have something to say. And they need him.The children wrote newspaper articles about a mysterious disease affected many animals. Below are some extracts:

Arguably the deadliest disease of all time has obliterated all animals (except varmints) and ruined daily life for the people of Premium.

“It was standing just in front of me…it was running all over the place.  Then, it stopped and screamed out so loudly while I watched its eyes turn red and take its last breath.”

The world was once a place where our happiness was the biggest priority.  Now, we have been dismantled by this unknown and overwhelming virus that absconded its way through our city.

“It’s actually happened- the worst thing that has ever occurred on my farm- everything is lost.  I have nothing to give my wife and three children.”

Luckily, Selwyn Stone, owner of Factorium, has made…..

As the vast spread of the red-eye virus makes its way through Premium, an immense amount of innocent animals and plants have met their demise via this epidemic.

“I’m eager to get out of Premium.”

…before danger advances…

The city of Premium is facing numerous difficulties- do not give up hope.

A tragic future lies ahead for this eye witness.

This is what impact the virus has had on him…

Watch this space to learn more about this book and what will happen to Kester!