The Midnight Pig/December 3rd 2009

Summary
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

Summary

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.


Book Bytes October 2009

Here is my Book Talk video.


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Reading Response Journal

For the reading response journal I did the book called "The City of Ember" and the author is Jeanne DuPrau. This book is just right because I understand the whole story, and also the words. The difference between the book and my life are not really the same, and there is a vast amount of differences. The difference between the story and my life, are that the city has no sky and it is not dark, there are lights, gigantic creatures in the pipe works like a huge slug. The book made me feel sad, because they are losing resources and I'm glad I have a better life than that, and I really don't want to live in a place like that. There is another reason why, because they are very poor not like right now, they look like that they were back from the civil war.

The characters in the story are Lina Mayfleet and Doon Harrow, Doon Harrow wanted to trade jobs for pipe works (trade with Lina) and Lina actually traded with Doon, so he was happy. When Lina Grandfather died, she had this metal box from the closet and she had thought that it was the way out of Ember, no one believed her but Doon Harrow is the only one that believed her. They wanted to try if the instructions was telling the truth, and believe it or not, they actually got out of Ember. That must have changed there life a lot. The problem was resolved when Lina actually got the instructions. I felt grateful when the got out of Ember, because they at least have some freedom.I don't think how it can be changed I don't even have any ideas how it could really be changed. (Sorry if repetitive.) I think the story is about survivig in a city with almost no food.

People in the city are arguing that they need more food than that. People are also worried that they will have no then they might die. They don't really know so many stuff. One day when Lina was in her room, she had found Poppy chewing on something. It was a really neat handwriting, probably anyone can read it. Lina told everyone she knew, except for Doon. She wandered across the city, she wanted to find Doon. Until then she had acually found him. She told him that there is something important that she needs to tell Doon. As soon asLina lead Doon to her place. Once both of them were inside a room, Lina passed over the crumpled paper. Doon looked over it carefully putting his hand on the paper, he even says that it was the way out Ember, and that was what Lina had thought too. They really knew that it has to do about the pipeworks. Doon found some stuff that was acutally from the crumpled paper. Doon was planning to leave tomorrow with Lina and Poppy. The next day they were at the pipeworks, once they were ready, Poppy felt scared. They figured out something new, it was called candles, and the other were matches. Once they tried a of couple of times with the match, they dedcided to put it on rope of the candle. it didn't go out that fast. Both of them had found the movable light. They had even found out something, they had found a boat. They took a ride in the boat, it was floating on the water . Lina and Doon were amazed that they had the ride was fairly long, as enough they were out of the boat. Later there was a sign and it said,"Refugees of City of Ember, refill your water bottles from the river." Singed, Workers Lina and Doon did refill their water bottles, and they had started to climb, as a few hours later Lina wanted to get a candle but, doon saw light above them. Once they reached up there they were in the place where they wanted to be.