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Bheki and the Magic Light (a heart-warming action adventure story for 7-12 yrs)

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RE: Ideal for teachers to use as a class reader

Review by a teacher.

This was a well-rounded story, taking a simple science idea (electricity) and turning it into something so much more! Yes in this story children will learn about electricity and how it works, in a simple and child-friendly and appropriate way, I also appreciated that safety issues were discussed, but they will also learn about believing in yourself and that you don't need "things" to make you special, you have your own unique qualities and strengths that make you special just as you are. As a teacher in the classroom you are always looking for unique ways to teach children things, and especially things that don't compartmentalise but link multiple subjects together, and this book does just this, so much more than just an interesting tool to use in science class!
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RE: Bheki and the Magic Light (an action adventure story for 7-12 yrs) KU

Ideal as a class reader.

Bheki and the Magic Light

Review by a teacher.

This was a well-rounded story, taking a simple science idea (electricity) and turning it into something so much more! Yes in this story children will learn about electricity and how it works, in a simple and child-friendly and appropriate way, I also appreciated that safety issues were discussed, but they will also learn about believing in yourself and that you don't need "things" to make you special, you have your own unique qualities and strengths that make you special just as you are. As a teacher in the classroom you are always looking for unique ways to teach children things, and especially things that don't compartmentalise but link multiple subjects together, and this book does just this, so much more than just an interesting tool to use in science class!
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RE: Bheki and the Magic Light (an action adventure story for 7-12 yrs) KU

Originally published by Penguin in their Puffin series.

Bheki and the Magic Light

Review by a teacher.

This was a well-rounded story, taking a simple science idea (electricity) and turning it into something so much more! Yes in this story children will learn about electricity and how it works, in a simple and child-friendly and appropriate way, I also appreciated that safety issues were discussed, but they will also learn about believing in yourself and that you don't need "things" to make you special, you have your own unique qualities and strengths that make you special just as you are. As a teacher in the classroom you are always looking for unique ways to teach children things, and especially things that don't compartmentalise but link multiple subjects together, and this book does just this, so much more than just an interesting tool to use in science class!
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RE: Bheki and the Magic Light (an action adventure story for 7-12 yrs) KU

A bullied herd boy becomes a hero.

Bheki and the Magic Light

The big day has arrived and Bheki’s house is flooded with electric light for the first time. He remembers the time, many years before, when his father gave him a light that really did seem to be magic. The torch brought him many friends and a new status in the kraal, until its beam began to fade. Bheki’s journey to bring power back to the magic light tested him to the limit but ended in magic of a different kind. It gave him a belief in himself.

At the end of the story, Bheki explains how batteries work and how electricity is generated and brought into homes across the world. [Image: kindle-smile.gif]

If you know of a child who is being bullied, or small for his age,  then this story might be inspirational.

Bheki and the Magic Light was first published in paperback by Penguin Books SA
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RE: Bheki and the Magic Light (an action adventure story for 7-12 yrs) KU

A bullied herd boy becomes a hero.

Bheki and the Magic Light

The big day has arrived and Bheki’s house is flooded with electric light for the first time. He remembers the time, many years before, when his father gave him a light that really did seem to be magic. The torch brought him many friends and a new status in the kraal, until its beam began to fade. Bheki’s journey to bring power back to the magic light tested him to the limit but ended in magic of a different kind. It gave him a belief in himself.

At the end of the story, Bheki explains how batteries work and how electricity is generated and brought into homes across the world. [Image: kindle-smile.gif]

If you know of a child who is being bullied, or small for his age,  then this story might be inspirational.

Bheki and the Magic Light was first published in paperback by Penguin Books SA
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RE: Bheki and the Magic Light (an action adventure story for 7-12 yrs) KU

Bheki and the Magic Light 

Review by a teacher.

This was a well-rounded story, taking a simple science idea (electricity) and turning it into something so much more! Yes in this story children will learn about electricity and how it works, in a simple and child-friendly and appropriate way, I also appreciated that safety issues were discussed, but they will also learn about believing in yourself and that you don't need "things" to make you special, you have your own unique qualities and strengths that make you special just as you are. As a teacher in the classroom you are always looking for unique ways to teach children things, and especially things that don't compartmentalise but link multiple subjects together, and this book does just this, so much more than just an interesting tool to use in science class!
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RE: Bheki and the Magic Light (a heart-warming action adventure story for 7-12 yrs)

Bheki and the Magic Light

Review by a teacher.

This was a well-rounded story, taking a simple science idea (electricity) and turning it into something so much more! Yes in this story children will learn about electricity and how it works, in a simple and child-friendly and appropriate way, I also appreciated that safety issues were discussed, but they will also learn about believing in yourself and that you don't need "things" to make you special, you have your own unique qualities and strengths that make you special just as you are. As a teacher in the classroom you are always looking for unique ways to teach children things, and especially things that don't compartmentalise but link multiple subjects together, and this book does just this, so much more than just an interesting tool to use in science class!
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