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Book Reports

“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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“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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“A Nest for Celeste” by Henry Cole

PLOT SUMMARY Celeste is a mouse who is looking for a new home.  She lives inside one of James John Audubon’s houses, trying to keep safe from the cat and two rats.  One day, she makes friends with Joseph, a boy who is a student of Audubon’s.  A little later, she makes friends with a […]

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“Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon” by Mary Pope Osborne

PLOT SUMMARY Jack and Annie look at a pirate book and then they point at it and say, “I wish we could go there,” and then the tree house starts to spin and then everything is still. Jack and Annie get caught by pirates and then the pirates try to make them help find the […]

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“We Look and See”, by Addison Wesley

PLOT SUMMARY This book is about Dick and Jane, and their little sister Baby Sally. Dick stands on his head, but he falls down.  Jane skates, and baby hides a lot.  They have a dog named Spot and a cat named Puff.  This book is silly, funny, happy and sad.  It’s sad sometimes, like when […]

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“On the Loose” by James Turner

PLOT SUMMARY Well, this book is about three peas, called the Green Peas. One of the peas gets stuck in the sewer, because the person who owns the sink drained it before the peas could dive in.  One of the peas comes crashing down into one of the beans named Lenny Snowfort.  Another one of […]

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“The War of the Worlds” by H.G. Wells

PLOT SUMMARY I read this book when I was about 8 or 9.  This book is about aliens who came from Mars to attack earth.  They rained down from the sky in several metal cylinders. When the Martians crawled out of the cylinders, there were big ugly creatures and several tripod-type machines and heat rays […]

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