13. Buy Boy In The Tower by Polly Ho-Yen from Waterstones today! PART ONE Before. Published by Corgi. Verified Purchase. Price £6.99. Shortlisted for Children’s Book Award 2016, Books for Younger Readers category - Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Best Fiction for 5-12's Award 2015 - Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 Best Story From the seventeenth floor of the tower block where he lives with his mother, Ade watches as the buildings fall around him. Trapped in his tower block, how can Ade survive as the Bluchers weave their deadly circle around his home? Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 October 2019. Notice that the crowds have demolished the display of books even faster than a Blucher could take down a building. When the Bluchers, a plant-form that dissolves buildings and release fatal spores into the air, take over the city, everyone is forced to evacuate and Ade is left alone to face them. Very gritty and real (besides the bluchers of course). Our narrator and protagonist is ten year-old Ade who lives with and cares for his housebound mother; when the mysterious ‘bluchers… Encourage children to … Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £25. Boy in the Tower by Polly Ho-Yen. Boy in the Tower will be published in summer 2014. Yet, as you delve deeper into it, you realise that it is so much more. At first, this novel seems like a strange entity: a sci-fi about killer plants and a boy stuck in a tower block. I think it might even be my favourite story of 2014 so far. 15 Revealing our secrets Starter activity 22 ... 2 Once established that Bluchers are a bad thing (although Ade finds them quite beautiful later in the book), children scan the text to find three words that support this judgement. This one of Polly Ho-Yen reading an extract from Boy in the Tower… Who or what are the Bluchers? I think it might even be my favourite story of 2014 so far. 9780552569163. When they first arrived, they came quietly and stealthily, as if … The story is about a young boy living in a towerblock in London (Camberwell), and how he watches the city below being consumed by a mysterious plant that seems to 'eat' the buildings. Chapter One ... Bluchers are here. Using evidence from the front cover, why are the birds flying away? This photo of everyone gathering inside the Peckham Review to hear Polly read an extract from Boy in the Tower. How many birds are on the front cover? From his window, he feels like he can see the whole world stretching out ... For the first people who read Boy in the Tower: To my dad and Dan. Publisher Corgi. What does the word vibrant mean? Boy In The Tower comes highly recommended by me. Paperback. The short first chapter of this novel sucks you in by raising questions so that you immediately want to read on and discover the answers. LoveReading View on Boy in the Tower. How has the designer of this front ... now that the Bluchers 12. 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