Archive for October, 2009

Midnight for Charlie Bone

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Midnight for Charlie Bone – By Jenny Nimmo – Great series simliar to Harry Potter but different enough that I read the whole series.

Boy-Tales of Childhood

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Boy-Tales of Childhood – By Dahl – It tells of Roald Dahl’s childhood.

The Witches

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

The Witches – By Dahl – Book was great. Movie is a little scary.- This book is about how to identify witches. A young boy gets trapped in a room full of witches, but he escapes. The witches turn him into a mouse. He helps his grandmother poison the soup the witches are going to eat and kills them all.

Esio Trot

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Esio Trot – tortoise spelled backwards yet another silly book by Dahl. – This book is about a man who is in love with a lady who lives below him. He decides to help the lady get her tortoise to grow by saying esio trot to him everyday. The man had gone out and bought hundreds of tortoises and changes the tortoise everyday to one just a tiny bit larger. One day the tortoise will no longer fit in his house, so the lady wants him to lose some weight. Meanwhile the man and lady have become friends and are looking to get married.

The Twits

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

The Twits – silly book by Dahl – This book is about a mean husband and wife. The husband is trying to get rid of some birds from the tree and tries to glue them on there. These monkeys warn the birds, and this makes the husband mad. The husband then decides to glue the birds to the house, but the monkeys warn the birds again. The husband and wife go away for the day, and the monkeys decide to get even with them. The birds help the monkeys glue everything in the house to the ceilings. When the people come home they think they are upside down, so they hang upside down to sit down.

The Vicar of Nibbleswicke

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

The Vicar of Nibbleswicke – another quick read by Dahl – This book is about a young man who moves to town to be the new pastor at the church. He gets really nervous and says his words backwords. He learns that if he walks backwards everything comes out ok.

George’s Marvelous Medicine

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

George’s Marvelous Medicine – quick read by Dahl – This book is about a little boy who makes some special medicine for his medicine. She is a really mean old lady, and he just wants to make her nice (or get even). The grandmother grows really tall and skinny. When his parents come home from the store they are so upset. George has to make the medicine again only this time it makes his grandmother shrink.

Matilda – 37

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Matilda – By Dahl – We will do this author study again next year. The kids got to choose which book they wanted to read from Matilda, Charlie and Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and The BFG. Matilda is about this very smart girl who really likes her teacher but hates her parents. She has magically powers that scares off the mean head mistress at the school. Her parents are leaving town because her father buys stolen car parts and rips people off.

Inkdeath

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Inkdeath – Book 3 of Cornelia Funke – again great author and great series- In book three the author has been writing new things since appearing in the story. He writes about a blue jay character who takes from the rich and gives to the poor. The author based the character off the father who can read things out of the story. When the father arrives many people are trying to capture him and turn him into the king for money. The father is also a book binder and agrees to bind a book that will allow the king to live forever. The father only wants his daughter and wife set free. He makes the book, but the king starts to die anyway. The family finds each other again and lives a happy life.

Inkspell

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Inkspell – Book 2 after Inkheart – Great series- In the second book the mother has told the daughter all about the place she lived inside the book. The daughter reads herself and her friend Farid into the story. This upsets the mom and dad. The dad reads himself and his wife into the story to go find their daugther. They all find each other in the end.