Christophe's Story by Nicki Cornwell

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This is the story of a young Rwandan refugee now living in the UK. Christophe is having trouble getting used to his new school, new language and new life. Life has been very lonely for him. Most of all he misses his grandfather who they had to leave behind. His teacher persuades Christophe to share his story with his classmates - so he tells them of the terrifying day the soldiers came to his house and killed his baby brother. The spoken story fills the air and his classmates are spellbound. But when his teacher asks him to write it down and read it out in assembly, Christophe is horrified. You lose the fire from a story once you write it down! But with the help of his new friends, his family and the memory of his beloved grandfather, Christophe finds a way to break through the barriers - and share his story with everyone.

About Nicki Cornwell

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Kate Banks has written a number of picture books, including, And If the Moon Could Talk, which won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and Baboon, which was Parents Magazine's Best Picture Book of the Year. Both books were illustrated by George Hallensleben. Her most recent book, The Night Worker, won the 2001 Charlotte Zolotow Award. Karin Littlewood has illustrated a number of children's books, including How Does it Feel?, by Norbert Landa, and Science Fiction Stories, by Edward Blishen.
Published November 21, 2011 by Frances Lincoln Ebooks. 79 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In his new school, he is reluctant to learn to read because his grandfather believed that stories should be told and not written, in order that the listeners can form their own pictures.

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