E.L. Konigsburg's From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. E. L. Frankweiler is a funny book about two children (Claudia and Jamie) who run away from home to a museum in New York. I enjoyed watching how the two find their way through difficulty's and tight places. It's a good book!
Monday, January 14, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Wilson Rawls's Where The Red Fern Grows is the story of a boy, Billy, and his dogs, Old Dan and Little Ann. Billy saves up his money for two years to buy his dogs, and when he gets them, he trains them to be hunting hounds. He enters a hunting competition were he wins a golden trophy as first place. He hunted coons and bobcats. When his dogs die after a fight with a mountain lion, a red fern grows between there graves. It's a sad book, but it's also a sweet one. I enjoyed this book a lot.
Betty G. Birney's The Seven Wonders Of Sassafras Springs is the story of a boy called Eben. Eben's father tells Eben that if he can find seven wonders in Sassafras Springs, he would buy Eben a ticket to Colorado to see the Rocky Mountains. I liked watching Eben find wonders this small town that wasn't even on maps. He finishes his task with an apple head doll, an old bookshelf, a musical saw, a ghost table, a ship in a bottle, a rag with a name on it, and a wood carving of Sassafras Springs. It's a fun book!
E. B. White's The Trumpet Of The Swan is the story of a dumb trumpeter swan, Louis, who meets a boy named Sam. Sam brings Louis to school and teaches him to read and write. He even gives Louis a slate and pencil so that Louis can communicate with people. When Louis finds out that the other swans cant read, his father gets Louis a trumpet. I liked watching peoples amazement seeing a swan walk right up to them and asking them a question on his slate. It was fun watching Louis make money to pay for his stolen trumpet. I loved this book!