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Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl - review

Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr Fox This book is about a boy fox who goes out every night searching for dinner and brings back lots of feasts for his family. My favourite part is when Mr Fox brings back lots of food and shares it with the whole animal kingdom. I like this part because the animals are very friendly to each other and it's nice to read about them being neighbourly. My favourite character is obviously Mr Fox because he is brave, kind and fearless. He is a loving fox who cares about everyone more than himself and would never ever let anyone suffer.

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High School Book Project Ideas

A book review is a good literature project. Students should be assigned a book (or choose a book) and critically look at its characters, plot and language. Special attention should be paid to what they like about the book, what conflict is presented and what the resolution entails. Students need to analyze how the book compares to others of the same genre and focus on the writing style's ability to present a clear and engaging story. Their book review should examine the book's facets: character development, plot lines, use of metaphor and symbolism, the author's voice and the overall message.

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The 2011 Best Illustrated Children's Books

By Pamela Paul November 3, 2011 12:00 pmNovember 3, 2011 12:00 pm Sophie Blackall The New York Times Book Review has announced its list of the 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2011. Artwork from this year’s winners will appear in the special Children’s Book section of the Book Review’s Nov. 13 issue. The judges this year were Jeanne Lamb, the coordinator of youth collections at The New York Public Library; Lucy Calkins, the Richard Robinson Professor of Children’s Literature at Teachers College of Columbia University; and Sophie Blackall, an author and artist who has illustrated 24 books for children, including one of last year’s Best Illustrated winners, “Big Red Lollipop,” as well as “The Crows of Pearblossom,” “Spinster Goose: Twisted Rhymes for Naughty Children” and “Are You Awake?” — all published this year.

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The Children of Húrin

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE, was an English writer, poet, WWI veteran (a First Lieutenant in the Lancashire Fusiliers, British Army), philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the high fantasy classic works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford from 1925 to 1945, and Merton Professor of English lan John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE, was an English writer, poet, WWI veteran (a First Lieutenant in the Lancashire Fusiliers, British Army), philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the high fantasy classic works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

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Big Stone Gap (Big Stone Gap, #1)

I started this book with high hopes; I'd heard such good things about Trigiani's other books (especially Lucia, Lucia). But I was more than a little disappointed. I found the writing to be trite, and the characters' behavior too often inexplicable. This book is supposedly about how Ave Maria, the "town spinster" of Big Stone Gap, finds herself and finds love over the course of a year. I suppose that she does, but there were too many improbable things in the story to make either of her discoveriesI started this book with high hopes; I'd heard such good things about Trigiani's other books (especially Lucia, Lucia).

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Book Reviews - The US Review of Books: Professional Book Reviews for the People

search engine by freefind The US Review of Books connects authors with professional book reviewers and places their book reviews in front of 15,000 subscribers to our free monthly newsletter of fiction book reviews and nonfiction book reviews. Learn why our publication is different than most others, or read author and publisher testimonials about the USR. Focus Review How We'll Live on Marsby Stephen L. Petranek Simon & Schuster reviewed by Christopher Klim "There are some wildcards in terraforming Mars, including the possibility of reawakening ancient life-forms.

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Veronika Decides to Die

At about 50 pages in, it's a little frightening how much I've identified with Veronika thus far, how much I understand her rationale for wanting to die. She can only see one path unfolding for herself, and it's one she can't stomach. I get that. But unlike Veronika I haven't given up hope that my path may yet fork off in unexpected and exciting directions. I also read and think there must be a certain kind of comfort in going truly insane. Not this garden-variety neurosis I experience, but reallyAt about 50 pages in, it's a little frightening how much I've identified with Veronika thus far, how much I understand her rationale for wanting to die.

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Amazon.com: The Post-Office Girl (New York Review Books Classics) (9781590172629): Stefan Zweig, Joel Rotenberg: Books

“Is it possible to have a realist fairy story? If so, this is it. The characters are so well realised and observed, and there are passages of such imaginative immersion, that we owe its publisher our gratitude for bringing it into English for the first time. What a treat this book is”. --The Spectator (UK)“An exhilarating ski run of poverty, joy and misery. . . it is the girl's ecstatic naivety and Zweig's sparkling prose that makes the old stories so sweetly fresh and, when the whole dream collapses, so devastatingly sad”. --The Sunday Times (UK) "In The Post-Office Girl Stefan Zweig explores the details of everyday life in language that pierces both brain and heart.

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'The Best of Me' Review: Nicholas Sparks, At His Worst and Most Warmed-Over

If “The Best of Me,” the latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation to show up on the big screen, were to be given a report card, it’d be one of those oddly polarized documents that confuse parents and dismay teachers: Straight A’s for chemistry, but F’s in basic composition, drama, creative writing, and every other subject. Telling the story of Dawson and Amanda — high school sweethearts torn apart by cruel fate but reunited later in life when the death of a mutual friend brings them back to the small town where they grew up — “The Best of Me” has, to its sole credit, a great cast: James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan play the current version of our star-crossed lovers, with Luke Bracey and Liana Liberato as their 1992 teenaged selves.

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Save Me

Synopsis:Save Me starts off with a suburban mom (Reesburgh, PA), Rose McKenna working as a lunch mother at her daughter's school when suddenly an explosion rips through the school's cafeteria, killing three staff members. She leads to girls to safety before running to rescue her own daughter Melly. After being dubbed by the media as somewhat of a hero, Rose soon learns she might face civil and criminal charges because one of the girls she saved was seriously injured in the fire. The same girls wSynopsis:Save Me starts off with a suburban mom (Reesburgh, PA), Rose McKenna working as a lunch mother at her daughter's school when suddenly an explosion rips through the school's cafeteria, killing three staff members.

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