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“Abdul Wants to See the Sea Again” by R. Grazzani

First Name:

Liam

Age:

6

Book Title:

Abdul wants to see again the sea.

Author:

R. Grazzani

Fiction Genres:

Short Story

Write three (3) sentences which describe the Setting of the book. Be sure use descriptive words.:

This story talks about two children, Abdul and Chiara, who become friends. It takes place in a small village on the Italian Alps. It is where Chiara is spending her Summer vacation, and where Abdul and his older brother Ali ‘have found a job.

List all of the main characters in the book, and share a little bit of information about each character.:

Abdul, a twelve years old boy, emigrated from Marocco.

Chiara, a ten years old Italian girl.

If there was a problem presented in the book, write three (3) sentences about it. Otherwise, write three sentences about your favorite part of the book.:

At the beginning of the story, Abdul is sad, because he misses his country, his friends and, especially, the ocean. He feels lonely, uneasy, almost prisoner between those high mountains.

If there was a problem presented in the book, write three (3) sentences about how the problem was solved. If there was not problem, write three sentences about what you would have liked to have seen in the book that the author did not include.:

Thanks to his friendship with Chiara, he overcomes his fears and shyness.

How did this book make you feel? Write three (3) sentences describing the feelings you had, when reading the book.:

The book is poetic and entertaining at the same time.

Star Rating:

5

Write three (3) sentences describing why you gave this book this rating.:

I loved to see Abdul, day after day, smiling more and more, singing mountain songs, becoming familiar with a land so different from his own county. Those mountain do not frighten him anymore!

I liked witnessing how Abdul and Chiara had learned to communicate, using a mix of languages: French, Arabic, and Italian.

Every day they learned new things from each other, such as the names of Allah, learned by Chiara, and the mountain songs, learned by Abdul.

Their friendship enriched them and helped them to grow stronger.