13th November 2016
For my first reading rant I am going to write about my last book I read and it is called NED KELLY’S SECRET and the author is Sophie Masson.
In the story Ned is the second main author and the main other is a boy called Hugo and he was traveling in Victoria. He was with his Dad and they are from England and Hugo’s Dad is writing a book about the gold rush. When they first got to Australia they got ambushed by Harry Powers and later down the track Hugo helped Ned’s sister get out of trouble in a shop for touching something and that’s how Ned and Hugo met. On one of the days they were there Hugo’s dad went somewhere to learn about the gold rush and Hugo went for a ride and stopped to do something. Two of Ned’s uncle’s were going to do something with his horse but Hugo saw them and stood up to them and they started getting angry and then Ned saw them and settled his uncle’s down. After that Ned’s house was not that far away so Ned took him there and introduced Hugo to his family. Later on Hugo heard that Ned had gone to court and goal for ambushing a group of Chinese. A little while later Hugo went to see Ned in goal, he kept on bringing him food and Hugo eventually got the truth out of him. Ned did ambush the Chinese people and was Harry Powers off sider and at the start Ned was in the bush holding Harry’s horse whilst he ambushed the Hugo’s group. Whilst Ned was in goal Harry Power got caught and was hung for all of his charges for being a robber.
The book was about Ned’s life but it was more fiction as it was a bit made up. The majority of it was real.
I really like the book but it could have been a bit better if it was a bit more realistic. What I also liked was that it flowed well and didn’t jump steps so it was easy to follow. I also learnt a bit of history about Ned and how he lived.
My two favourite people in the book were Ned and Hugo because they were the main characters. I didn’t like Ned’s uncles because they were not honest and in the book it seemed like they were a bit dodgy.
I would recommend this book to people who like Australian history and adventure.
In Math’s groups this week, in one of them we did a math’s pre test and it was only a page long and it was about shapes and angles. In Problem Solving on Thursday we got section B and question 1 and 2 that are due next Thursday. In project math’s we are learning about algebra.
For Writers Workshop I finished a draft about homework and I also did a haiku called 25/4/1915
This week for inquiry we went to the Melbourne zoo for a filming excursion and the resion why we went there is because we need to make a film about an endanger animal and I choice the lion and when we went there the lions were sleeping on top of a little hill but we still got some good shots.
I did a poster on my last book I read called Friend or Foe, I have written what it is about on the poster and what I liked about it.
Sorry it is a bit blury.
Book Title That I am Reading Now
Book That My Comic Is About
Ned Kelly’s Secret
My little comic is about Ned Kelly and it starts when he first gets put in gaol and when Hugo goes and visits Ned and then the last comic is when Ned gets hung and the second and third comic is Hugo talking to Ned.
Book Title Bushrangers
- What makes this book your favourite?
Ned Kelly lived on a farm and rode horses which sounded like fun and that was what I wanted to do when I was a little kid. He was always outside and doing different activities for his family.
- Who used to read it to you the most? Why?
My Mum read it to me and my brother the most because she would read it to us as a bed time story.
- What age were you when you first heard the book / story?
The first time I heard the book was when I was 5 years old and at the stage I was learning to read at school. Mum and dad also knew the book as it is a well-known Australian book.
- Who is your favourite character and why?
Ned was my favourite character as he was a real person and we learnt about his history and Australia’s history.
- How did the book make you feel?
I never want to be a bushranger because it is a hard and cruel life but he was very kind to his friends and family and that is what I like.
Ned Kelly’s Secret
The book I am going to do is the last book I read and that was 1915. It was about the war and I think the author Sally Murphy was trying to tell us how friends helped each other out and how brutally mean the war was. They liked their friendships as they were scared and lonely from missing their families but had each other to help them get through the war. When they went into fight teamwork was important as they had to work together as one. An example is Stan the main character was shot in the arm and his good mate was trying to help him but he got shot dead by a snipper.
1915, Ned Kelly’s secret, New York and Africa
|Responding to Reading….
1915 was an interesting book because it was about the war and I like books like that, some bits were a bit sad because some people died and I would recommend it to people how like war and action books. If you do not think you what it I recommend you having a look at the back of it because it has all interesting stuff in it about world war 2.