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review 2018-10-27 20:12
Goldenhand, Garth Nix
Goldenhand - Garth Nix

This marks a return to form after the disappointing Clariel. It also marks a return to the story of Lirael, Remembrancer and Abhorsen-in-waiting, picking up during the events of the novella, The Creature in the Case. We also get a new protagonist in the form of Ferin, a girl from one of the far northern tribes, beyond the Old Kingdom's power. It's a ripping yarn and I gobbled it down.

 

For over 3/4 of the book I thought it was just setting up for a sequel, then, abruptly, I realised it was going to resolve the plot before it ended, meaning that the actual quest is rather rushed and the final victory felt too easy, given such a formidable opponent, but over-all I thought this was a lot of fun.

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text 2018-10-25 18:20
Reading progress update: I've read 344 out of 432 pages.
Goldenhand - Garth Nix

Can't believe this volume is going to be anything but set-up for at least one sequel, but gripping stuff, nevertheless.

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review 2018-09-10 05:28
Charlotte's Web
Charlotte's Web - E.B. White,Garth Williams,Rosemary Wells

Charlotte's Web is about a pig named wilbur who is born a runt. Fern protects him and saves his life. The book illustrates the aventures and obstacles wilbur overcomes. This book can be used in the classroom to introduce characters, setting, and plot. The book can also lead to an activity where the students find words in the dictionary and find their definitions along with a sentence using the new vocabulary word. 

 

Fiction

Grade 3-8

Level R 

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2018-09-10 03:09
Charlotte's Web - E.B. White,Garth Williams,Rosemary Wells

When Ferns father spares the runt of the liter, Fern names him Wilbur. Wilbur is sold to Ferns uncle and in his barn is where Wilbur meets a spider named Charlotte. While there are plans to slaughter Wilbur, Charlotte weaves praise of Wilbur into her webs, which gives the farmers reason to spare Wilbur. He is entered into the fair for his extraordinary abilities but does not take home a prize. Charlotte lays eggs that are kept safe by Wilbur, only the three smallest stay to keep Wilbur company and stay in the doorway where Charlotte was previously. I would use this book to have the students identify character traits about themselves or classmates that Charlotte would put in her web about them!

Lexile: 680L

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review 2018-09-10 02:30
Charlotte's Web
Charlotte's Web - E.B. White,Garth Williams,Rosemary Wells

Charlotte’s Web is the story of a runt pig and his journey to stay alive. Wilbur was the smallest in his litter of piglets and seen as a waste time because of it. After her was rescued by Fern, he grew into a fine prize-winning pig. He did not do this alone though. He had the help of his barnyard friends, especially Charlotte. Charlotte was a spider who saw something special in Wilbur and believed it was unfair for him to die. She supported him up until her last breath and trusted him with her children. Although most of Charlotte’s children flew off into the wind, three stayed and lived their lives in the barnyard with Wilbur. I would love to do an activity where students had a web and wrote three qualities they admired about a classmate. The students would write the words on the web, and write the definitions of the words in their writing journal. The Fountas and Pinnell reading level is R.

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