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I Never Liked Wednesdays

I Never Liked Wednesdays
Written by Roger McGough
Barrington Stoke £5.99
ISBN: 978-1781124628

This book is dyslexic-friendly with black and white illustrations, short chapters and large text and therefore ideal for reluctant and struggling readers. It is told in the first person about himself and his friend, Midge. They get into trouble at school so decide to run away to sea. They plan an amazing around-the-world voyage and stow away on a ship on the River Mersey, early one morning. However their amazing voyage is short-lived once they discover they are on the Liverpool - Birkenhead ferry! The story is told with great laugh-out-loud humour.
Ingrid Fox


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