Sunday, June 21, 2015

Up A Road Slowly by Irene Hunt

" Julie would remember happy days at Aunt Cordelia's forever" (From back of book)

When Julie overcomes the illness that struck her mother down she is feeling very week, so she has to stay at her Aunt Cordelia's House until high school. When she finds out her older sister Laura is getting married she feels a stroke of jealously, realizing that she is not in the number one spot.
During her life at her Aunt Cordelia's she experiences good and bad things, such as a classmate dying, her brother being sent to boarding school and finding out about her aunts love life.

Activity: List 3 pieces of advice that you learnt form the book.
1. Never judge someone by their looks
2. People aren't always what they seem
3. Things always get better

Author: Irene Hunt
Genre: Realistic fiction

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Charlotte's Web By E.B. White

"I don't want to die! screamed Wilbur, You shall not die, said Charlotte briskly. What? Really! Who's going to save me? I am, said Charlotte." ( from book )

When Fern finds joy with her new baby pig Wilbur, the news she is dreading to hear comes; She must sell Wilbur to her uncle Homer Zuckerman.  When her uncle gets hold of the pig for only $10 Fern Decides to visit the barn and see Wilbur everyday. When Wilbur meets Charlotte they become best friends and Fern can understand animals. Will Charlotte save Wilbur from becoming crispy bacon?

Activity: Make a poster to capture your audience.

Author: E.B. White
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton (1952)
Illustrator: Garth Williams
Genre: Children's Ficton

The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman

Join The Queen as she has an amazing adventure with the dwarfs of the mountain!

When the queen hears about a curse set on the entire world said to put everyone into a deep sleep she has to find a way to save the people of her kingdom, but what will her fiance say...
Join the Queen on her adventure through mountain ranges and zombie towns as she finds out secret stories about a witch in a far away kingdom who guards a sleeping princes! Will she find out who set the curse?

My activity was to make a logo for my book:

I made this logo because the book is pretty intense. There is sword fighting, magic, zombies and giant spiders so I thought that the sword cross would do perfectly!

Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2014)
Genre: Fairy Tale/Mystry