Reading is a way of life, a way to learn and escape from the world around you.
Literacy Week Preparation
We will be celebrating Literacy Week in the Prep School from Monday, 23 March until Friday, 27 March.
During this time, Hooked on Books will be visiting the school on Monday, 23 March; and we will be enjoying an Afrikaans Evening on Thursday, 26 March and Friday, 27 March.
In preparation for the exciting week to come, our Media Monitors have been interviewing staff to find out more about their favourite childhood books:
The Old Man and the Sea
By Ernest Hemmingway
Recommendation from Mr Bell
Following the story of Santiago a poor fisherman who hasn’t caught a fish in 85 days, finally catches a huge marlin. But he is towed by the marlin for 3 days.
Read through the struggle of fishing in the BRILLIANT BOOK.
This is what Mr Bell thinks of the book:
It is a brilliant book because of the story of a poor fisherman who just wants to catch a fish. “I love fishing!”
It’s also a great book because its short and so easy to read.
Genre: fiction, realism, adventure
Will Santiago catch the marlin, or will the hardships of the sea be too much. With the everlasting danger of sharks, will he catch the marlin?
Find out in this book.
Find this book in the School Library
Date of publication: 1952
Poster by: Kayden van Tonder
Interview conducted by: Mikayla Munday, Kelly Hildebrand, Aseda QuaEnoo, Sarah-Anne Giddy, Kayden van Tonder and Thapelo Khoza.