To the Edge of the World by Julia Green - Reading group activity and competition

To the edge of the world

To the Edge of the World

Set sail on an exciting adventure in award-winning author Julia Green’s new story To the Edge of the World. Set in the islands of the Outer Hebrides, Julia’s book is a gripping sea adventure with wild places, open seas and remote islands.

Explore Julia’s story in your reading groups with downloadable reading notes, packed with themes for discussion, writing ideas, and creative activities. We will provide postcards for your readers to imagine their own amazing journeys by writing a postcard to a friend.

Get involved

If you hold any events using this pack, we would love to see photos on social media. You can do this using #TotheEdgeoftheWorld and tagging @OUPChildrens and @readingagency.

Write a postcard about an incredible adventure competition

To celebrate the book’s release, Oxford University Press have a great competition for children to enter.

All the children have to do is used the postcard template attached to write a postcard about an incredible adventure (this can have really happened or be completely made up)!

The winner will receive a signed copy of To the Edge of the World.

How to Enter

Download the competition page (the last page of the pack)
To enter, you can either scan a copy of the postcard to

Or you can post your entry to:

Kimberley Sheehan
The Free Word Centre
60 Farringdon Road

The competition is open to anyone aged 13 or under and closes on the 15 August.


Keeping your reading group active while social distancing

Are you wondering how your reading group can continue to meet, even while you’re social distancing? With many people at home with family, flatmates or on their own, we know that books are so important to provide comfort, solace and escapism. Staying socially connected, and keeping your regular reading group meetings in your diary, is going to be very important in keeping up morale and supporting everyone’s mental health as we adjust to a new way of living.

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How to start a reading group

Interested in joining a reading group or starting one of your own? Download our quick guide to getting started.

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Hive and The Reading Agency

The Reading Agency loves books, in every form, and we know you do too. We love it when people borrow books in every format from their brilliant local libraries. We love it when reading groups get exclusive free proofs from our publisher partners. We love it when readers pick up a pre-loved book from a second-hand bookshop for a song. And we also love it when you buy yourself or someone else a brand new book from a high street bookshop. We also know that buying online is quick and convenient...

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