Book Review: The Pear Affair by Judith Eagle

The Pear Affair by Judith Eagle is a heartwarming adventure set in Paris. Join Penelope “Nell” Magnificent as she embarks on a quest through the enchanting streets and hidden tunnels of Paris to find her old au pair, Perrine – “Pear”. The story showcases the power of determination, the value of true friendship, and the beauty of exploring new places. Your pupils will be drawn into a world where anything feels possible, and every turn of the page is a step into the unknown. And it’s beautifully brought to life with black and white illustrations by Kim Geyer, making it a visual and narrative journey.

Why Your Pupils Will Love The Pear Affair by Judith Eagle

Engaging Plot: Nell’s determination to find Pear, amidst the backdrop of Paris, creates a compelling adventure.

Vivid Illustrations: Kim Geyer’s artwork adds depth and imagination, inviting readers into the heart of the story.

Themes & Topics for Classroom Discussion

Friendship and Loyalty: The strong bond between Nell and Pear, highlighting the importance of connection.

Adventure and Exploration: Encourages curiosity about the world and the thrill of discovery.
Courage and Determination: Showcases the strength it takes to face challenges head-on.

Family Dynamics: Opens dialogue on different family relationships and the impact they have on us.

Get the Discussion Going:

  1. Discuss how Nell’s courage drives her journey. How does it inspire others around her?
  2. What does the story reveal about the significance of friendship in overcoming obstacles?
  3. How does Nell’s relationship with her parents influence her actions in the story?
  4. Explore the role of Paris’ underground tunnels in the story. What do they symbolize?
  5. How do Nell’s interactions with her parents contrast with her relationship with Pear?
  6. How do Nell’s friendships help her in her quest to find Pear?
  7. Discuss the significance of the letters from Pear stopping. How does this affect Nell?
  8. What does the story teach about bravery and perseverance?

Perfect For Ages: 9-12 years old, making it an ideal read for upper primary students who love a mix of mystery, adventure, and heartfelt storytelling.

Similar Reads: Fans of The Famous Five by Enid Blyton or Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene will find a familiar thrill in the adventures of Nell. It’s a blend of exploration, mystery, and the deep bonds of friendship akin to classics like Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White.

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