Read and Review: The Baker’s Boy and the Great Fire of London
My name is Ruari, and I am five. I have a brother named Isaac and he is eight. I like playing football and tennis. I go to Carr Infant School in York. I go to gym club and I go swimming and I like playing on my tablet too.
Ruari has read a brand-new book about the Great Fire of London called The Baker’s Boy and the Great Fire of London. It is by Tom and Tony Bradman, and is published by Wayland.
The Great Fire of London happened 350 years ago, in September 1666. During the Fire, thousands of houses and other buildings in London burnt down. This new book tells the story of the Fire for young readers. The main character in the book is Will Farriner, the son of the baker in whose shop the fire started.
I liked the book because it was exciting and it made me happy because at the end London was saved.
Will went to the palace and he asked the king about the fire and he went back to the fire with Mr Pepys and then Mr Pepys said it wasn’t safe enough. They collected gunpowder from the Tower of London. They had to blow up the houses to stop the fire. Because of the gap the fire couldn’t flow through.
Mr Pepys said he was going to bury his cheese to keep it safe from the fire!
My favourite character is Will because he saved London. He was brilliant and brave.
Rating: I think boys and girls who are five years old and older would like this book. I loved it. I put it as ten out of ten!
Thanks to our friends at Wayland, we have got two copies of The Baker’s Boy and the Great Fire of London to give away! To be in with a chance of winning, just answer this question:
In what year was the Great Fire of London?
Send your answer by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember to include your name, age and address. The competition is only open to people living in the UK.
The closing date is Monday 31st October 2016.