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  • 14 November 2017

Middle School Book Club review former teacher’s latest book ‘Dash to the Rescue’

. Based on a story he had originally made up for his own children, and later read to his form, it explained…

. Based on a story he had originally made up for his own children, and later read to his form, it explained how a group of reindeer earned their first holiday when one of them, Dasher, won a horse race.

Peter McNiven, former Head of Art at Cranleigh School, produced some delightful and humorous illustrations.

Many readers said that they had enjoyed the story but wanted to know what happened when the reindeer did go on holiday. Our Middle School Book Club have just read and reviewed Colin’s recently published sequel, Dash to the Rescue, which tells how the reindeer went to camp by the sea.

They discover a small railway, which has recently closed. Mr Truckle, the railway’s owner, cannot afford to repair the engine, and his young son, Daniel, is suffering from a mysterious illness. Donder and his fellow reindeer set out to try to solve these problems.

It is set in a real seaside village on the edge of Snowdonia where there is a holiday cottage, still owned by a former CPS family. The small railway and ferry also still operate.

Below are some fabulous reviews written by pupils in the Middle School Book Club:

Dash  to the Rescue has again been amusingly illustrated by Peter McNiven.

The book costs £5 and can be purchased from the School Reception desk, either by cash or cheques made out to C D Henderson.  All proceeds will go to the Hydon Hill Cheshire Home where former Deputy Head, Stella Gravill, is devoting much of her invaluable time. 

  

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