- TX, USA
- member since March 27, 2010
I just finished reading "A Faraway Island" which you recommended as a great book to accompany "Number the Stars". I loved this book! This is a story that my 6th grade girls will enjoy and won't be able to put down. I don't know if I told you already, but I also enjoyed reading "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks". This was one of the novels on the book club reading list. If you haven't read it, I highly recommend it.
Hi, Marcia. I just read your note. I really enjoy Kathryn Lasky's books. She is so clever in her ability to manipulate words to mimic an actual language. When I showed Brittni P. the book I had read, she told me she had also read it and found it interesting.
I have just about finished reading "Wolves of the Beyond" by Kathryn Lasky. This is a wonderfully complex story for advanced readers who can deal with new vocabulary which looks like it could be Gaelic. The author tells the story from the wolf's point of view and deals with the human emotions of rejection, abandonment, fitting in with your group etc. I can use this story to teach foreshadowing and flashback, as there are plenty of examples to show students. It didn't take long to figure out who murdered the newborn wolf pup whose only crime was to be born at the wrong time of the season unlike the protagonist who was born with a deformed paw and was, therefore, a "malcadh." These strange words are so intriguing, but I can see how a weak reader would give up on this story because it takes some effort to absorb and comprehend their meaning. It looks like this is the second book in a series. It reminds me a bit of that series "The Clan of the Cave Bear" a few years ago.