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Thursday 17 May 2012

Year 4 Literacy Class Review: Ned Kelly and the Green Sash

Ned Kelly and the Green Sash by Mark Greenwood and Frané Lessac

Publisher: Walker Books in Newtown (2010) $29.95

If you think Ned Kelly was always bad, Think again and READ ON!

This book is about a boy who started off as a sweet young lad and ends up as a crook.

My favourite part of the story is when Ned Kelly saved his friend, called Richard Shelton, who fell into a rushing creek because it shows that Ned Kelly has feelings for his friend no matter what.

Ned Kelly and The Kelly Gang are the main characters. Ned Kelly started off as a sweet boy and then was raised by crooks. Then he made a gang called The Kelly Gang.

This book is a picture book because there are more pictures than writing.

The pictures are simple like a child actually did illustrate the story.

I liked this book because it is a very old story that we have heard about a lot.

The thing that was good about the book is that Ned Kelly earned the green sash which meant that he was a hero and it was the colour of Ireland (green) and the tassels were the colour of gold. There were no parts where I laughed. It felt like I was looking through Ned Kelly’s eyes.

People from ages 10 and up would be suitable for this book.

Now you know that there was some good in Ned Kelly!

- by Maya, age 10