Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Kestrel for a Knave...

Today, Hanna attended to our English class as a teacher. Our general topic is reading and now we are working on a novel called A Kestrel for a Knave. The lesson started with a warm up activity. Then she asked some questions about novel and gave some time to read some parts. We didnt have the book, so she gave the CD to listen it. Maybe some information about the book can be useful.
A Kestrel for a Knave is a novel by British author Barry Hines, published in 1968. It is set in Barnsley, South Yorkshire and tells of Billy Casper, a young working class boy troubled at home and at school, who only finds solace when he finds and trains a kestrel whom he names "Kes".[1]
The book was made into a film Kes and is often used in Key Stage 4 assessment in the UK, as part of GCSE English courses. The book is so named because of a poem found in the Boke of St Albans.[2] In medieval England, the only bird a knave was legally allowed to keep was a kestrel. ( retrieved from wikipedia)

we searched about the director of the film and author of the book and the place where the story takes place and about the bird, Kestrel. Also, we read some good and bad reviews from the readers and talked about them. As a result, I liked the book and ı want to watch the movie as soon as possible.

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