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Week 10

While reading chapter 2 think about

  1. How are Charlie and Tilda’s costumes described?
  2. Where is the ‘gate’ located?
  3. What ‘key’ do the siblings need to pass through the gate?
  1. How did Tilda feel about her costume?
  2. Why do you think the word ‘borrowed’ was in inverted commas?
  3. What materials was the door made from?
  4. Who went through the doorway first and why?
  5. What do you think will be different after they pass through the gate?

To think about while reading chapter 3:

  1. Look for descriptions of the Victorian setting, including those appealing to different senses.
  2. Who do Charlie and Tilda first meet when back in Victorian York?
  3. What year did the siblings go back to?
  1. What is a ‘mangle’ used for?
  2. What is the meaning of the words ‘blagger’ and ‘toff’?
  3. Why did Charlie tell the woman that they were thieves?
  4. Why did Charlie dirty his sister’s dress?
  5. What do you think would be the worst part about living in the Victorian slum and why?
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