The Magic Pen
Julie Hart
Genre: Fantasy
Level: B Class
Words: 400-600 Headwords

One day, in his history lesson, David Barnes sits at a very old desk. There’s an old pen and a bottle of ink inside it. David tries to write with the pen, but suddenly, it starts to write by itself! The magic pen writes the story of 13-year-old Jimmy Reed. Jimmy lived in David’s town, Durham, 100 years ago. David is soon fascinated by Jimmy’s story, and his family’s life in the Durham coal mines of 1906.