A rusty key opens a dusty box hidden in Alfie’s grandad’s shed. Inside is an old, old book — with magical powers. The book promises Alfie a gift, but first he must take the crystal flower across Sleepy Meadows full of Snapping Dragons to the crooked tree that is guarded by Giant Hogweeds. If Alfie succeeds he will be able to do something he has never done before!
This book by Joe O’ Brien is aimed at younger pupils. This document for the teacher contains suggestions on how to use the book as a cross-curricular resource in the Second Class classroom. There are also worksheets for use by the pupils.
Teacher’s Guide – Ideas for using the book in the classroom (.pdf file 103KB)
Worksheet 1 – My Friend Alfie (.pdf file 45KB)
Worksheet 2 – My Garden (.pdf file 36KB)
These resources have been made available to Seomra Ranga with the kind permission of the O’ Brien Press. (www.obrien.ie/) O’ Brien Press retains the copyright of the resources.