World War 2 is over and things in Britain are changing. For Philip and his family this means moving out, from the grey, cramped city to wide open spaces. But Gran doesn t want to leave her home for so many years. What will the family do?
Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view.
A pros and cons list of moving to a New Town on pages 54 and 55 help children to analyse the decision making process.
Text type: A story set in the past
This book is paired with Hard Times, a non-fiction non-chronological report about growing up in the Victorial age.
Curriculum links: History: How life in Britain has changed since 1948; Citizenship: Moving on, Choices
This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader"