Who isn’t looking for sources for enjoyable reading? Mr. Renwick gives some excellent suggestions! I had to include them.
This title won the E.B. White Read Aloud Honor in 2011. It chronicles the friendship between a group of mice and a cat during the time of Charles Dickens. In fact, the author himself frequents the inn where this novel takes place. An initial listing of characters with names such as Pip alludes to the possibility of many Dickens references throughout the story. My favorite so far (on the back cover): “He was the best of toms. He was the worst of toms.”
I see this title frequently mentioned on Twitter by other educators. After picking it up at my local book store, I sent out this tweet:
Purchased The False Prince today – heard it was a good read. Confirmation? #nerdybookclub
— Matt Renwick (@ReadByExample) June 10, 2014
It resulted in at least half a dozen replies, all highly recommending it. This fantasy novel pits four orphans against each other in a deadly competition…
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