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5.0 out of 5 stars Chestnut Class Reviews, 13 Oct 2013
This review is from: Street Child (Essential Modern Classics) (Paperback)
We are a Year 5 class and we read Street Child as part of our literacy and Victorian topic. Here are some of our class reviews:

'The Amazing Street Child'
This is a story about a boy called Jim, that loses his mother and his two sisters. It's based in the Victorian period. It's very sad but very good. It's like a great mystery. I recommend the book to you because it's fun to read and listen to. It's fabulous but hard to believe. I would give the book to older people because they would believe the book more, but people at any age could read it. I only thought that older people could read it because they were born nearer the Victorian period. The characters are easy and hard to believe because the author made some of them up, but that makes the book better. My best part is when Jim escapes from the workhouse. The author is Berlie Doherty. I rate the book 5 stars - it's great!
By Louis

'The Fantastic Street Child'
This story is all about a boy called Jim Jarvis that lived in a flat but got kicked out. The genre is historical fiction and factual. You would never believe it because it's so thrilling and adventurous. I would recommend it to Year 5 and older. My favorite bit was when Jim joined the circus. When my teacher was reading it, I felt like I was Jim Jarvis and anything that happened to him happened to me. The story is set in Victorian times in London. The author, Berlie Doherty, did a fantastic job of writing it. I would rate the book 5 stars.
By Lainie

'Street Child'
This book is amazing and I would definitely recommend it because the book is about a Victorian child. The child is called Jim and he has an amazing adventure. You would never believe what a life a child would have. The book is based on a true story of a child in Victorian times. Join Jim on a thrilling adventure. I would recommend the book for someone of any age. I think anyone would like the book, personally I love it. It is really good for studying the Victorians. You can find out about life in Victorian times. I would rate it 5 stars and I am sure you will love it too. It is a moving book, once you start you won't stop. Best book ever.
by Ciaran

'Brilliant Book'
This book is about a little kid called Jim. He has 2 sisters, a mum and he meets 2 friends and lots of other people. It would be good for 8 years and older if they want to read it. Jim has lots of adventures. The genre is fiction and historical. It takes place in Victorian London where Jim lived and was a street child. It is a true story, and I would give it a 5 out of 5 rating. My favorite bit is when Jim escapes from the workhouse. The book was very helpful for learning about Victorian times, our topic. It was a sad story - Jim's ma dies - but it was happy because he finds a man to look after him. Most of the characters are believable.
By Phoebe

'Street Child'
The book is about a child on the street called Jim and his friends. I think this book would be suitable for ages 10-80 - it is interesting and I would recommend this book because it's excellent. 5 stars!
By Olly
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