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Charlie Higson

Language: English
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Humour
Age group: 9-11, 12-14

Charlie Higson talks about his love of horror, zombies and his books The Enemy and The Dead to an audience of the teenage undead.

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If you only do one thing

If you are pushed for time but would like to do an activity inspired by Charlie's books, why not try this?

Movie making LIT 3-26a, LIT 3-27a, LIT 3-31a, LIT 4-26a, LIT 4-27a, LIT 4-31a

Books are often made into films. Ask pupils to discuss as a group whether The Enemy or The Dead would make a good film. Is there a particular scene you can envisage? Which parts would be difficult to make into a movie?

Choose a scene from either novel and change it from a narrative into a script. Think about using adverbs such as "nervously", "cautiously" or "furiously" as stage directions in brackets before a character’s speech. Using these will help develop characterisation, action and atmosphere.

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