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Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak Library: Years 5-6

Why read?

Fairytales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.     Neil Gaiman

Other Worlds: a Guide to Fiction

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The Legend of King Arthur

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The Heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much needed rest and relaxation. But they soon discover that paradise isn't everything it's cracked up to be. Sun stroke, stomach troubles, and venomous critters all threaten to ruin the family's vacation. Can their trip be saved, or will this island getaway end in disaster?

Morrigan Crow is cursed. Born on an unlucky day, she is blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks - and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on Eventide.

But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor.

It's there that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city's most prestigious organisation: the Wundrous Society. In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent that sets them apart. Except for Morrigan, who doesn't seem to have any special talent at all.

'Unexpected, exciting and funny. Like Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and Doctor Who swirled up together. I loved Morrigan Crow, and I want to check in at the Hotel Deucalion.' – Judith Rossell, ABIA Award-winning author of Withering-by-Sea

Bronte Mettlestone's parents ran away to have adventures when she was a baby, leaving her to be raised by her Aunt Isabelle and the Butler. She's had a perfectly pleasant childhood of afternoon teas and riding lessons - and no adventures, thank you very much.

But Bronte's parents have left extremely detailed (and bossy) instructions for Bronte in their will. The instructions must be followed to the letter, or disaster will befall Bronte's home. She is to travel the kingdoms and empires, perfectly alone, delivering special gifts to her ten other aunts. There is a farmer aunt who owns an orange orchard and a veterinarian aunt who specialises in dragon care, a pair of aunts who captain a cruise ship together and a former rockstar aunt who is now the reigning monarch of a small kingdom.

   

 

Middle Fiction Bookmarks

One novel ... two themes

If you liked:

 

Anne of Green Gables                                  

Harry Potter

The Last Thirteen

The Locket of Dreams

Murder Most Unladylike

Ruby Redfort

Wonder

 

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Middle fiction

Students from Years 5 and 6 can borrow from both Junior and Middle Fiction Collections.

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