Teacher Information

Teachers may find it useful to read through this before embarking on teaching Nimesh the Adventurer

 

Guided Reading Resource

A step-by-step teacher’s guide for reading Nimesh the Adventurer as a class reader. These questions could also be used to prompt discussion in small groups or for independent readers approaching the text on their own

 

Curriculum Map

This table shows how Nimesh the Adventurer could be integrated within lessons across the curriculum.

For this activity you’ll need to do some exploring. Have you ever read a book with a map inside? One of the most famous maps is that of Middle Earth, a highly detailed, expansive map found in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. Try to create your own map drawing on inspiration from your surroundings!

I used to love finding maps in author’s books when I was growing up: J.R.R. Tolkien and Michelle Paver’s books have brilliant maps. And one of the things I really wanted in my own book was a map. Take a photograph (or print out an image) of your favourite literary man and bring it into class. Tell the class why you think it’s a good map then have a go at creating your own literary map. What places would you want to write about: a sea, a cave, a forest, mountains, a volcano, a river, a beach…

 

When her parents send her to stay with a grandmother she hardly knows for the summer, Elen is furious. Gran lives on a tiny island and doesn’t want her to stay either – it’s not an easy start.

Gran’s idea of childcare is to give Elen a map and tell her to explore. Who is the odd boy on the beach with a puffin? After saving Gran in a storm, Elen finds a picture that she’s sure is a clue to hidden treasure. She investigates – and finds a very different treasure from the one she expected.

Wanted: Dead or Alive! (Or smashed into little bits and delivered in boxes.)

Causing chaos wherever they sail, the robotic Steampunk Pirates are roaming the high seas, hunting for gold! But the evil Iron Duke has other ideas… He’s determined to capture the pirates in return for a handsome reward from the King. Can the mechanical marauders stay one wave ahead of their enemy?

London – the perfect place for a girl and her mother to spend the day! Follow them as they board the classic red bus and begin a whirlwind tour of some of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Try to climb the awe-inspiring lions at Trafalgar Square, take in the ritualistic Changing of the Guard, experience the whispering gallery at St Paul’s and – if you’re lucky – you may even spot the Queen! And of course, what’s London without a little rain?

Explore seven continent maps, packed with hundred of activities and challenges to inspire armchair travellers of any age. Whether you’re visiting the penguins of Antarctica, joining the Carnival in Brazil or a canoe safari down the Zambezi River, this book brings together epic adventures from the remotest corners of the globe and discoveries to made on your own doorstep.

Follow one boy and one girl as they travel to over 30 destinations and discover hundreds of things to spot and facts to learn on every page.