Monthly Archives: October 2010

Module 10 — Historical Fiction

Tomas and the Library Lady by Pat Mora Module 10 — Historical Fiction Bibliography Mora, P.  (2009).  Tomas and the library lady.  New York, NY: Paw Prints. Summary This story, based on events in the life of Tomas Rivera, shows … Continue reading

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Module 9 — Mystery

Torn to Pieces by Margot McDonnell Module 9 — Mystery Bibliography McDonnell, M.  (2008).  Torn to Pieces.  New York, NY: Delacorte Summary Anne, this mystery’s seventeen-year-old narrator, is accustomed to an unorthodox homelife, but she is left at a loss … Continue reading

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Module 8 — Fantasy and Science Fiction

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster Module 8 — Fantasy Bibliography Juster, N.  (1961).  The phantom tollbooth.  New York, NY: Random House. Summary This whimsical fantasy follows the journey of a bored boy, Milo, who receives a surprise package containing … Continue reading

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Module 7 — Realistic Fiction (Young Adults)

Slob by Ellen Potter Module 7 — Realistic Fiction (Young Adults) Bibliography Potter, E.  (2009).  Slob.  New York, NY: Philomel Books. Summary An intelligent but awkward twelve-year-old narrates this thought-provoking book. Owen Birnbaum, overweight and unaccepted at school,  has suffered … Continue reading

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Module 6 — Realistic Fiction (Younger Readers)

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos Module 6 — Realistic Fiction (Younger Readers) Bibliography Gantos, Jack.  (1998).  Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key.  New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Summary The book’s narrator is dealing with big problems … Continue reading

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