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Giselda discovers that she will not be attending the same school as her friends; instead she will be going to Wigmore’s school for witches. Due to an unfortunate mistake she arrives a bit earlier than even she expected but soon settles in and makes a new friend through the fence.
Things are going well until some girls find out how she arrived at school and start to tease her about it. To prove that she is just as good at magic as everybody else Giselda agrees to travel up the mountain and steal from the dragon that lives there.
This is a sweet children's book aimed at children aged 4-10 years old. I loved it!
Giselda is a wonderful character and I really liked her. She is an eight year-old girl who finds out that she will not be attending the local school with her friends as she is a witch. Not realising water and witches don't mix, Giselda finds herself travelling to the school in a most unconventional way. When her classmates find out how she arrived at the school, she is teased badly. In order to prove she is good at magic, she accepts a dare.
As I said above, this book is a sweet children's book with an adventure included. It is ideal for children with short attention spans. It tackles topics such as friendship, bullying/teasing and teamwork. The school is not your typical witch/wizard school, nor is it like Hogwarts. Wigmore teaches their students to be bad (not evil) and play tricks on others. I liked meeting the other characters too. Tom is a young wizard who befriends Giselda through the fence that separates the two sections (girls and boys are taught separately). Beatrice and Emma are Giselda's nemeses and tease her unmercifully until danger in the form of a dragon makes them band together to solve a dangerous situation.
J.S. Rumble has written an entertaining chapter book that I thoroughly enjoyed. I love her writing style, which is not particularly fast paced though easy enough for children to follow whether reading on their own, or being read to by their parents. The flow is wonderful too. I would definitely consider reading more of her books in the future.
I highly recommend this chapter book to young children aged 4-10, and to adults looking for a chapter book to keep their little ones entertained. - Lynn Worton
This book describes different animals in the jungle and some of the characteristics of them. this book also has a rhyming scheme which makes it more fun for students to interact with.
This book would be good to use if the classroom was doing an animal theme. Another lesson that can be given with this book is to have the students write about one of the animals they saw in the book.
This books lexile level is AD1140L
So before I started reading Rumble Fish, I read a book called That Was Then This Is Now; it is from the same author. I really liked That Was Then This Is Now because it kinda related to my life. I am exited to read Rumble Fish because I want to have the same exact experience that I had with the first book I read.
GR Cleanup Read in 2011
Hap and Leonard, the two unlikeliest pair of best buds I’ve ever met in fiction, are back for another violent adventure filled with unexpected twists, lots of blood and gushy gore and enough offensive jokes to offend just about everyone. But that’s why we love ‘em.
Hap’s contemplating getting serious with his girl Brett but is living with Leonard and getting on his last nerve. But before the two can hurt each other, a midget named Red shows up and informs them he was the former pimp of Brett’s grown daughter Tillie who has fallen in with some shifty characters and wants out. Naturally, Hap and Leonard, always ready for violent mayhem, arm up and dive head first into their latest bloody adventure, meeting many new colorful characters, most with a long-winded hilarious story, along the way.
This is a Hap and Leonard novel and if you’ve ever read one you pretty much know you’re in for a lot of laughs and a plot that keeps spinning in directions you couldn’t predict if you tried. This one won’t disappoint. It made me laugh, despite (or because of) its moments of pure lunacy and potty humor, and kept me guessing.