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Monthly Archives: March 2015

“Gilgamesh the King: An Ancient Epic Story”

SETTING The city of Uruk in Mesopotamia during the period of the early civilizations. GENRE Non-fiction CHARACTERS / SUBJECT MATTER Gilgamesh, Enkidu, Shamhat BACKGROUND This ancient story was written by the Sumerians into clay tablets. It is one of the oldest legends in the world. We are lucky the archaeologists found it and learned how […]

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“The Never Girls in a Blink” by Kiki Thorpe

SETTING The story takes place in Pixie Hollow in a forest on Neverland. GENRE Fiction – Fairy Tale CHARACTERS / SUBJECT MATTER Kate, Mia, Lainey and Gabby are the Never Girls. Tinkerbell, Vidia, Prilla and Terrence are the fairies. PROBLEM OR FAVORITE PART The problem was the Never Girls can’t get home. Vidia told Kate […]

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“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” by Jeff Kinney

SETTING Greg lives in a busy town. There is a lot of silly stuff happening at his school. The book also takes place at Greg’s friends’ houses, but he usually does not have a good time there. GENRE Fiction – Humor CHARACTERS / SUBJECT MATTER Greg is the main character and a lot of weird […]

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“Clementine and the Spring Trip” by Sara Pennypacker

SETTING Clementine lives in Boston in an apartment with her younger brother, her mom, and her dad. She also lives with a cat and her mom is pregnant. She goes to a big school and she’s in 3rd grade. GENRE Realistic Fiction CHARACTERS / SUBJECT MATTER Clementine is the oldest kid in her family and […]

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“Frindle” by Andrew Clements

SETTING This story took place in the year 1997. Nick Allen lived in New Hampshire.  He went to school at Lincoln Elementary School. GENRE Realistic Fiction CHARACTERS / SUBJECT MATTER Nick was a 10-year-old boy. He was smart and he had a lot of ideas that he wanted to share with the world. Also, another main characters […]

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“Farmer Boy” by Laura Ingalls Wilder

SETTING This story takes place at a farm in New York. The farm has cows, chickens, colts, horses, calves, pigs, a piglet, sheep, and lambs. The book takes place in all four seasons. GENRE Historical Fiction CHARACTERS / SUBJECT MATTER Almanzo, 8 years old and turns 9 in the book. He wanted a colt really bad. […]

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“Mr. Popper’s Penguins” by Richard and Florence Atwater

SETTING Most of this story takes place in a little house in a town in America. There was a kitchen upstairs, and they had to close the door because the penguins would always try to go in the kitchen. It had a basement, Mr. Popper made it feel and look like Antarctica. GENRE Fiction – […]

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“Understood Betsy” by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

SETTING When this story begins, Elizabeth Ann (who is the main character) lives in a medium-sized city, in a medium-sized state, in the middle of this country. She moves to Putney farm. The rest of the story takes place there. There was a lilac bush and apple trees. They had a barn with cows, chicken, […]

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“Peter and the Wolf” by Sergei Prokofiev

SETTING The story takes place in a meadow near the forest on a warm and sunny, early morning. GENRE Fable/Fairytale with Musical Accompaniment CHARACTERS / SUBJECT MATTER Peter played by the violins and all the strings of the orchestra the bird by the flute the duck by the oboe the cat by the clarinet the grandfather […]

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“Use Your Girl Power: Nothing Can Hold You Back” by Ashley Rice

SETTING It encourages girls all around the globe from America to China. It shows all of the positives, not the negatives. It shows joy for all of the sad girls all around the world. GENRE Nonfiction – Narrative/Reference Book CHARACTERS / SUBJECT MATTER There are no main characters. You are the main character, so you […]

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