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Monthly Archives: April 2012

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl

PLOT SUMMARY Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a book about a young boy named Charlie, who lives in a little cottage by the city. He has 4 grandparents: Grandpa Joe, Grandma Josephine, Grandpa George and Grandma Georgina. He has a very poor family, so most of the time he has bread and margarine for […]

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“Ghost in the Machine: Ryan’s Journal” by Patrick Carman

PLOT SUMMARY The book centers around the main character, Ryan, a sixteen-year-old who has thought he has been seeing things. The book’s beginning was very odd. It starts Sunday, September 19th, after midnight. It’s written in the style of a journal, with handwritten text and ach entry contains the date and time. The story starts […]

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Leverage: How To Make a Stone Age Axe

In this experiment, we learned in a matter of minutes, a scientific principle which might have taken our stone age ancestors centuries to figure out.  The epiphany: “A stone tool is much more effective when attached to a long stick.”  The picture above was our first try at a little stone age axe. Although yours […]

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“Everest” by Bill Doyle

PLOT SUMMARY This book is about four people and you (the reader), who are about to become the youngest team of climbers to ever climb Mount Everest.  During their travels, a lot of strange things happen.  Because this is a “choose your own adventure” book, it can get really twisted.  One of the really weird […]

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“Pagoo” by Holling C. Holling

PLOT SUMMARY First of all, who is Pagoo?  Why, he is a hermit crab!  And everyone knows that hermit crabs have a rough life.  This is the life of a small hermit crab that grows from the size of a pencil dot to the time when he is fully grown and can have his own […]

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