Balaclava Boy (School Edition) | Children's Fiction
This school edition of Balaclava Boy is included in the Department of Basic Education’s National Catalogue for Senior Phase learners. It has been revised and updated with activities for pre-reading and post-reading, questions according to cognitive levels, glossaries and notes on the genre of the novel.
When the headmaster presents Tommy McAdam to his new classmates in Grade Seven at Colliery Primary they are especially interested to find out more about him – the usual things: where he’s from, what sports he plays – but most of all, why does he refuse to take off his balaclava?
They begin to like him despite of the balaclava, which he wears to school religiously – a different colour each day. He is a great soccer player and fits right in with the other boys. Of course their curiosity grows, and eventually they think of a plan to reveal Tommy’s secret.
The line drawings are by Sandy Mitchell, a freelance artist from Kalk Bay, Cape Town. This book is great fun, and readers won’t guess the secret until the very end!