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Chimney Child: A Victorian Story (Key Stage Two historical fiction) Paperback – 5 Mar 1998

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Product details

  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Anglia Young Books (5 Mar. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1871173574
  • ISBN-13: 978-1871173574
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 0.6 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,610 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Laurie Sheehan was born in Grays, Essex, England, in 1943. He had an enjoyable 27-year career with the BBC - in the World Service, TV and Radio News and as an archivist. As a child he told many bedtime stories to his sister, Christine*. Years later, after he'd had several historical articles published, it was 'Tina' who suggested that he should write books. His first book, in 1976, THE FERRY-BOAT CHILDREN (Great Fire of London), sold out immediately.

Laurie's Anglia Young Books KS2 titles (www.motivationinlearning.com) have been popular with schools for many years, both as whole-class readers and for use in literacy. THE PLAGUE PIPER (Great Plague/Fire of London) has been in print since 1992. Another in the History Through Stories series, CHIMNEY CHILD: A VICTORIAN STORY, is constantly being reprinted. The biographies DR BARNARDO and LORD SHAFTESBURY are strong sellers, too.

Though also curriculum-linked, his books for older readers, THE SLAVE BOY: THE LIFE OF OLAUDAH EQUIANO and MARY BRYANT THE CONVICT GIRL: THE REAL STORY (www.librario.com), can be enjoyed by anyone from 12 to 112.

His research is meticulous (he even went to Montserrat to check on the colour of the sand!).

He now lives near Worthing, West Sussex.


*Christine Sheehan is a published author, too. CHRISTINE'S STORY: FROM RAPE TO REBIRTH (www.chipmunkapublishing.com) has been well received by mental health service professionals.

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66 of 68 people found the following review helpful By KS2 teacher on 24 Aug. 2009
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I bought this as a whole-class reader for my mixed Y3/Y4 class, and intend to use it next term. It seems better suited to lower KS2, with quite simple language and a simple storyline. It has possibilities for use in literacy too, for example describing story settings and characters. It shows the stark differences between two children during the Victorian era - one a poor chimney sweep and one a rich child, and introduces the theme of Dr Barnardo. It sounds a little contrived in some places, but I'm sure my class will enjoy the story nonetheless.

Two years on, and I've used this text with a mixed Year 3/4 class and a mixed Year 4/5/6 class. Needless to say, they LOVED it. It may seem simple and contrived to adult ears, but to primary-aged ears, it's gripping stuff!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S Charlwood on 9 Nov. 2013
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I'm a year 3 teacher and we are learning about Victorians.

This book is perfect for the literacy side, especially as one of the main characters is about 8 years old. It has taught my class about social class, Victorian jobs, London and child rights. We are using it for settings and character description.

You must get this book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By lizzie on 8 Jan. 2012
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Chimney Child: A Victorian Story (Key Stage Two historical fiction)
Received so well by child
He has just done this at school and was amazed I found a book about it! Can recommend the book and others in the series...only draw back is they are a bit pricey and the boys complain there are more girls titles than boys!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 27 April 2013
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I bought this book for my 8 year old niece who had been learning about Victorians at school and had been very enthusiastic about the Topic. She read it twice over 2 days and pronounced it 'fabulous'. The story seems to be full of appeal for that age group and at an appropriate level.
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