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The Crookhaven series by J.J Arcanjo - digital activity pack including a 10 minute video from the author!

To celebrate the third book in the irresistible Crookhaven series, Hachette Children’s Group have created a fantastic digital, activity pack for schools.

more about the book

It’s Gabriel’s third year at Crookhaven School for Thieves. Along with the usual Break-In challenge – this year to Reclamation island – and difficult new classes like Signs & Signals, Gabriel and his friends have another goal: taking down the Nameless.

The Nameless are the very worst type of criminals – they steal, trick and kidnap for their own benefit, rather than to do good in the world. Each member of Gabriel’s crew has a very personal reason for wanting to take the Nameless down – but what can a group of underage school children do compared to the most powerful crew of the underworld?

Luckily, there might be something hidden at Crookhaven that could help them. But first they have to find it…

The third book in the ‘criminally good’ Crookhaven series, the secret school where students are taught to do wrong, so that one day, they can put the world to rights.

Click here to download your digital pack of resources.

Included in the digital pack is a 10 minute video from the author which can be used to inspire your class to come up with their own subject which could be taught at Crookhaven!

It also includes:
- Social media assets
- A Crookhaven animation
- A Crookhaven activity pack for schools

You can also take the Crookhaven quiz

We would love to see you enjoying the pack on social media using #Crookhaven and tagging HachetteKids and Readingagency


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