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Katie Morag and the New Pier (Katie Morag #5)

4.17  ·  Rating Details ·  46 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Katie Morag, is always up to SOMETHING. . . Whether she's mixed up in a parcel-posting problem; having bright ideas to help Grannie Island out of a spot of sheep trouble or planning the best wedding ever, children's favourite Katie Morag McColl guarantees a story to cherish! KATIE MORAG AND THE NEW PIER When workmen arrive on the Isle of Struay to build a grand new pier, ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published June 5th 1997 by Red Fox (first published June 27th 1993)
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Hester Enthoven
Jan 20, 2015 Hester Enthoven rated it it was amazing
The Katie Morag series tell the story of life on the fictional Isle of Struay. They give the reader a great insight into Island life in Scotland.

The New Pier is an fantastic, interesting story which captures changes brought to the Island through the construction of a new pier. The ferry boat will now be able to come to the island three times a week instead of two, bringing tourism to the island and expanding trade. Most people living on Struay are excited about this change, however Katie's Grand
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Miriam
Oct 09, 2015 Miriam rated it really liked it
It's an exciting time for some of the residents of the Isle of Struay because a new pier is being built which will bring more business, more ferry journeys and visitors! Some of Katie Morag's family members have differing views on the changes that are likely to affect the island as they discuss what their community can gain and lose from change.

This book would be useful when teaching children literacy and reading but it could also link to geography and the effect humans have on the environment a
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Angela Yau
May 01, 2015 Angela Yau rated it really liked it
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Helen
Feb 19, 2015 Helen rated it really liked it
This is a lovely story set on the Isle of Struay. The book opens up to a map of The Mainland, which instantly puts all everything into perspective.

The beautifully illustrated story is about change and what change can mean. The author really brings the characters to life and introduces children to unfamiliar expressions and sayings of the characters.

The book can be used from Year 1 upwards in for example Geography – we can discuss the map, water, climate, etc. A new pier could be a discussion/de
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Matt Griffiths
Apr 28, 2015 Matt Griffiths rated it it was amazing
Fabulous book. Written as one of a series. Also I believe it has been adapted into a TV series for CBBC. Provides an excellent opportunity for pupils in lower KS2 and KS1 to discuss the impact of tourism and the positive and negative impacts on the surrounding area.

A new pier is built to allow boats dock at the pier to allow tourists to visit. Fabulously written with some exquisite illustrations.

Children loved the stories and enjoyed the illustrations. The author really brings the characters t
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Suphia Ansari
Jun 02, 2013 Suphia Ansari rated it liked it
We used these books for our Key stage 1 Katie Morag project. Children loved the stories and enjoyed the illustrations. The author really brings the characters to life and the children love the unfamiliar expressions and sayings the characters come out with. This book was particularly good for Year 2 Geography. It helped the children to identify the effects of having a new pier on an island and the debate on whether this is a good or bad thing for the people on the island.
Anthony
Jun 30, 2013 Anthony rated it it was amazing
A new pier is coming to the isle of Struay, will this bring a new age of prosperity for the population or as Granny Island fears mark the beginning of the loss of the old ways. Through the words and incredibly detailed and anecdotal illustrations, Hedderwick portrays the changes of the island. This would be a great book, in my opinion, for up to year four to use in Geography when looking at changes to local places.
Matt Griffiths
Apr 24, 2015 Matt Griffiths rated it it was amazing
Excellent for any class KS! or above. Children were really engaged with the characters, and it enables them to begin to discuss the impact that tourism has on people in rural areas. The author has paid particular attention to the characters, especially the expressions and the local sayings the characters came out with.




Jag
Jan 23, 2015 Jag rated it it was amazing
An excellent resource to use for English and Geography. The images allow discussion about geographical location, changes to the landscape, environmental changes by people and geographical language.
A new pier is being built on the island, many things are changing and granny island is pessimistic, read in to find out what happens
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UEL Primary PGCE ...: Book review 12 - Katie Morag and the New Pier 1 1 Apr 27, 2015 01:05PM  
Although she was born in Gourock, and attended the Edinburgh College of Art, the highlands and islands of Scotland have always been Mairi Hedderwick's true home. In 1962 she settled on Coll, where she raised her family and taught art at primary school. Her first home on Coll had no electricity or running water, and the nearest neighbor lived two miles away.

Mairi Hedderwick is the author and illust
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