Apple Island Or The Truth About Teachers

I completed a book called, "Apple Island or the truth about teachers." The Author of the book is Douglas Evans. This book made me feel like it is any ordinary book because, what I usually see is that there is a hero in a book. It is pretty plain to me. This book is like me, I was a hero. Because my brother did something bad, I was the witness. I saw every move, I told Mom, she was shocked. Mom said that I was a hero. It helped me make predictions and wonder what was going to happen next. This book is pretty much lower than a "Just Right" book for me. It is a bit simple for me.

Bradley who is the main character had changed because, from the beginning Bradley hate Mrs. Gross (aka) Ms. Eraser. Who is doing this thing called, "Operation "Misteach" They were teaching he students wrong teachings. She sent the students to Apple Island and she made them eat crabby apples which makes them crabby. Of course Bradley got out of line before that all had started. He met people in Apple Island that had ended up here.
Almost in the end of the story Chalk Mountain blew up because Bradley made it happen. Then all the teachers were not as crabby anymore.
Miss Eraser (aka) Mrs. Gross was really crabby before sh was mean. But when Bradley blew up Chalk Mountain she became less crabbier than before.

The problem was solved that Bradley figured out how too save everybody and that was blowing up chalk mountain. What I should change the book is that it shouldn't always use the same names every time, he could use different words. What I think the message of this story is that teachers always aren't as crabby than you think.

Under the Rug

One cloudy day, Mr. Dude was reading his book, lying on his bed feeling comfortable. Then he heard a loud creak. "This can't be happening" thought Mr. Dude he got off his bed and glanced at it carefully. There was a gigantic bump under his rug. He wonder what is under that rug. This wasn't the first time that happened. Now he remembered, two weeks! It passed and now it happened again. He hated it loathed it. He didn't like it when this happened. Maybe he should move. Maybe that would be a good idea. He wasn't paying attention to the moving bump, it knocked him over and he landed on his bed. The little creature made a loud bark. Mr. Dude was unconscious for a moment. He got up and grabbed his smallest chair. He looked for the right spot to hit. This wasn't easy for him. This always happened. He decided to forget about it and then ask his neighbor if he has any bumps under his rug.

The next day, Mr. Dude went up to his neighbor and asked if he had any bumps under his rug, and his reply was a no.
Mr. Dude went back and sighed.

2 weeks later
There was something under the rug, again.
Mr. Dude saw it. He went to sleep, he was irritated. The little creature came out and went under his covers. He stared at Mr. Dude he licked him. Mr. Dude woke up, in a sudden. He finally knew what was the bump. Was a little brown puppy. He kept it as a pet.

The Struggle For Equal Rights

"The Struggle For Equal Rights" it's a article about unfairness, this article was made by Jim Carnes. The unfairness was held from the 1950s to the 70s. People wanted to chandge the unfair law, but that wasn't too easy. The thing that is unfair is that African Americans can't sit in certain places and can't go to the same school as the whites. Later in 1971, two Montgomery Lawyers helped to make the rights equal. In 32 years operation a center has continued to promote equality and through legal work, researches, and education.

My Brother Stevie Summary Febuary 1st, 2010

My Brother Stevie Summary
Alex Pang
I read a book, called My Brother Stevie. The author for this book is Eleanor Clymer. The characters are Stevie, Annie, Grandma, and Miss Stover. This book made me feel sad because at the end of the story, Miss Stover wrote a letter to Annie and it said that her Foster Mother had passed away. The book also made me happy, because it is funny too see that there are trouble coming up on different times and Stevie was happy to see Miss Stover. I have a connection that I have a dog and Miss Stover has a dog too and his name is Skipper, he is playful like my dog. This connection helped me on learning about reading, because it helps me to have more connections too make. This book is a bit easy, but it still a "O.K" book for me to read.

Annie had changed a lot in the story because, in the beginning, Annie sometimes follow Stevie on what he's doing, and in the end she is much more nicer, politer, and much more independent. Stevie, he was always silly, and joking around in the beginning, but then during the end, he is not obnoxious, he stays quiet and he is not nosy as usual. What made them change was Miss Stover, because she tries to do whats best for two of them.

Miss Stover helped Stevie to be more politer and Annie and teach them what they do that is best, and I felt happy for them, and they should be happy about that too. What should change about the book, is too put more details because iit seems like that there are enough information on one topic, I would do it because that would give the reader more information. The authors message can bee about whats good for you and how you should do it, and push aside whats wrong and dot the right thing.

The Midnight Pig/December 3rd 2009

There was a girl named Kylie, she is one of the main characters in the book. Her mom works at a mini store. She was a new kid in the block, and at school her teacher said that if she should get a pig for company; and once she got the pig, she named it,"Fred." One day mom decided to hire a part-time help, she hired a man named "Tony" Kylie recognized him when she had seen him looking at the cash register one day. Kylie didn't like him and so did Fred, then Kylie saw Tony steal 50 dollars from the cash register. Meanwhile, Tony said to Kylie's mom that he couldn't come to help for today, when mom got back home, she told Kylie to put the stack of beans on the shelf; she saw a paper in the trash and it was the picture of the bank, and Kylie told mom that Tony is going to rob the bank, but mom didn't believe her. A few days later, Kylie knew that mom was wrong the bank had actually got robbed. That night Kylie saw Tony outside the window; Kylie followed him in the old graveyard, he was heading toward the old house in the yard. Unfortunately Kylie was caught when she had made a sound, Tony pulled her inside the old house, inside their was another man who was with Tony. After awhile Tony was caught by the police; and he was handcuffed and been sent to jail right away. Kylie wanted to know how they had found her, and the police told her the whole situation.

Sign Of The Beaver/December 1st


There was one boy who lived in a cabin, his name was, Matt. He was the only one staying in the cabin. His Mom and Dad left him, they wanted him to take care of the cabin. One day, he got a bee hive out of a tree, he ran to the nearest river. He got stings all over him, and he was also injured; apparently he had woke up somewhere, in his cabin. Matt had met a Indian his name was Attean. He had made friends with Attean. Attean was very nice with him, he had also met a man, his name was Ben. Once Matt had fell asleep, Ben saw something missing, it was his Dad's rifle. Attean's Grandfather invited Matt to a feast on another day, Matt was very happy.

He had slept over in the Attean's place. Once he had woke up everyone was waiting outside. The Attean said to him that he sleeps very long. Once they had finished breakfast, they decided to have a game. He had played a game called something, he didn't knew what it was called. He also had to give away his shirt, his only shirt; but after that his eye was swollen, and his bruises hurt. Once he dunked his head in the river, he felt very relaxed. Until he came out, Attean was holding out his shirt, Matt put it back on. He trotted back to his cabin. Once he got there there was something waiting for him, it was a porcupine. It never bit him or anything. It just sat there. A few days later Attean came, he was holding something in his hands, it was snow shoes from Attean's grandmother. When he first tries to step on the snow with the shoes, it was pretty hard for him. Every time he has to stop and wait for the little fellow to catch up. When he got back to the cabin, Matt saw a shadow; he absolutely knew it was his Mom and Dad. Once they person had came out of the shadow, his Mom and Dad had finally came back.

The Whipping Boy Summary

Whipping Boy
A young boy named Jemmy, was poorly the whipping boy. He stayed in the castle and a prince, called "Horace" aka "Prince Brat." Until a day when Prince Brat went to Jemmy's dorm and told him that he wanted to runaway with him. That was one of Jemmy's awkward moments. He did not know what was happening. Once they had got out of the castle, they went for a couple of minutes, until they met two persons, Hold-Your-Nose Billy and Cutwater. Jemmy knew that they were cuthroats. Prince Brat and Jemmy wanted to run but, then they already caught them. They went to a hut until, Prince Brat shouted out that he was hungry. H.Y.N.Billy fetched some food. He didn't want it, so he wanted to grab the wicket basket on the table. Cutwater beat him to it, he didn't even get a touch. Cutwater looked through the wicket basket and he said that H.Y.N.Billy and him will eat like kings. He still searched through the basket until he had found a golden crown. Prince Brat and Jemmy needed to find away to get out of this hut.

Jemmy had a wonderful plan and it actually worked they had gone out of the hut. They ran while Cutwater and H.Y.N.Billy was behind them. They were still in the forest. Cutwater and H.Y.N.Billy, until Jemmy ran into a bear. He hid behind a tree that had fallen down, and squished himself in the hole. Once Cutwater and H.Y.N.Billy were gone. They were finally free, they trotted on without talking. Things seem to be changing pretty slowly. They met this girl and a bear, the bear's name was "Petunia" "The owner was "Betsy" Jemmy asked her if she knew where the river was, she said yes. Betsy wanted to know where her pet was, Petunia. As Jemmy pointed, he was shocked, "Where's the river?" he said Once Betsy vanished out o sight, Jemmy traveled on with Prince Brat. They met a potato man, Captain Nips. He was riding on a horse, and there was something like a barrel. Jemmy got inside. As the horse went, Prince brat was not on. Jemmy waited for awhile, until Jemmy told the Captain to stop. He said to him that he left is friend behind. Once Prince Brat had gone on , they traveled in silence. Once the coach stopped, H.Y.N.Billy was outside shouting to Captain Nips. Cutwater said to Capt that if he was carrying passengers. H.Y.N.Billy saw the Prince, the Prince said to him that he ad swam the river. Cutwater got the whip out of Capt hands, Cutwater was holding the ankles of Prince Brat.

'Whap!" Billy hit prince on the back. Till Petunia came to the rescue, he scared Billy away and so did Cutwater. Jemmy and Prince reached the fair, they had some stuff. Again over the crowed Jemmy saw Cutwater. Jemmy warned Brat that they should run, they headed to a cave. Cutwater caught sight he tried to get both of them. Jemmy and Prince Brat ran inside a cave and hid there. Till he heard someone's voice, that really sounded familiar to him. He thought it was Ol'Johnny Tosher, and sure enough it was. Cutwater and H.Y.N.Billy was inside the cave Tosher, was holding a candle, Jemmy grabbed it and threw to the water. The cave was pitch black. The cuthroats were about to get them till suddnely Jemmy broke the Rat-Cage, rats came pouring out. Those made Cutwater and H.Y.N.Billy runaway. Jemmy and Prince Brat got out. They headed toward the castle, he met the king and Prince Brat had whips, and the king said to him that if he was ever going to runaway, he wanted to go too.