This is a place for students from grades 4 - 7 to write about their research projects, book club book reviews and to learn to use 21st Century technology skills. It is an invitation to see what students in my library research classes are researching, learning and sharing. We learn from positive, constructive feedback not negative criticism. Please notice our successes, not our mistakes.
This is a book about the relationships between family members who are trying to cope with the death of their mother. The children retreat into an imaginary world of Camelot, becoming the Knights of the Round Table and the father retreats into his work. It talks about what happens when an adult forgets how to be a parent, when children become lost in a world of fantasy and how they all struggle to stay together and help each other. It was a very moving story.
My favorite part was when Corrie and Meredith start a new fad with stuffed animals, the saddest part was when Corrie and her father find Sebastian in Joyous Gard and the happiest part was the art show. What part is your favorite? What part do you think is the saddest? What part do you think is the happiest?
Red Cedar Question: How many awards has Kit Pearson recieved for writing?
No, the setting is in the 1950's, but the children pretend they are in the Middle Ages: King Arthur's Round Table. It was a very good book. I hope you choose to read it!
Comment Posted on February 24, 2010 at 03:27 PM by
Mrs. C. Martin
Even though I have not read the book I think I will like it. I have only one question does it take place the middle ages? I love the middle ages;)
Comment Posted on February 23, 2010 at 01:42 PM by
Hi again LM,
I cannot say just yet which is my favorite Red Cedar as I haven't read many yet. I would like to read Dear Jo next though. It is the big favorite at CHE with the Red Cedar Readers. I might suggest that one for you to read next. Darkwing has also been popular.
Which books have been popular with your Red Cedar group?
Comment Posted on February 10, 2010 at 11:27 PM by
Mrs. C. Martin
Hi Mrs. Martin, this is LM, you commented on my blog entry on this very book. I would like to know what was your favorite book out of the Red Cedars? Was it this book and was it another one? I would like to know becasue i want to know what book I should read next. If I haven't already read it that is :).
Comment Posted on February 10, 2010 at 04:49 PM by
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My name is Mrs. Martin and I am a Teacher-Librarian. I work with teachers and students in a dual-track English/French Immersion school. I teach research skills, including Information Literacy.