The Orthodoxy Of The New

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Telegraph | News | Schools told: don't make pupils read same books year after year


While old favourites, such as Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce and Robert Westall's The Machine Gunners, were still used by many teachers, the authority said "an orthodoxy was emerging around newer texts". Skellig, about a creature who lives under a family's garage, and Louis Sachar's Holes, about an American boy who is sent to a detention centre, were among the most widely read, often for the second time, having already been covered in the last year at primary school.

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