My friend Stan, who is a youth services librarian, recommended this book to me ages ago. It was also one of the AudioBookSync books for this past summer. It took me a few months, but I finally got around to it. Here’s what I thought. Have you read Bone Gap? What did you think?
Greek mythology is a favorite of mine. I think it started with the 1981 version of Clash of the Titans (the one with the bad claymation) we watched in 7th grade English class, and hasn’t died since. So it makes sense that I begin a new endeavor by paying homage to Mrs. Greer and what … More The Literary Stick No. 1: Achilles' Heel
Meet the Greek Gods was a project done with my 8th graders over the course of three days. They did a bit of research, wrote and recorded a script, then created Vokis representing their Greek deity. The process was quite fun. Here are the results. Period 1 Athena http://vhss-d.oddcast.com/vhss_editors/voki_player.swf?doc=http%3A%2F%2Fvhss-d.oddcast.com%2Fphp%2Fvhss_editors%2Fgetvoki%2Fchsm=ff43893852654f553492c32b6be93093%26sc=10231349 Ares http://vhss-d.oddcast.com/vhss_editors/voki_player.swf?doc=http%3A%2F%2Fvhss-d.oddcast.com%2Fphp%2Fvhss_editors%2Fgetvoki%2Fchsm=0057de839cda1a93195b80b4c26c1822%26sc=10231513 Hera http://vhss-d.oddcast.com/vhss_editors/voki_player.swf?doc=http%3A%2F%2Fvhss-d.oddcast.com%2Fphp%2Fvhss_editors%2Fgetvoki%2Fchsm=45ded0510ba057074e8620a31b052af0%26sc=10231751 Period 2 … More Meet the Greek Gods
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4GJhpdiWug?rel=0 the (book) supplier: Welcome to An Allusion in a Minute. Today’s allusion is from Greek Mythology and is entitled Achilles’ Heel, or a One Weak Spot. the (book) supplier: So the thing about mothers is that some of them are ridiculously over protective. typewriter: yours still wants you to call when you get home … More Achilles' Heel or One Weak Spot (Allusion in a Minute #3)
Archives | Podcast RSS | Podcast iTunes So my brother asked for a Feature Shelf on The Alchemyst. I would be a bad big sister if I didn’t oblige. The Alchemyst http://bit.ly/ms-alchemyst The Red Pyramid http://bit.ly/rr-pyramid Dreadlocks http://bit.ly/ns-dreadlocks The Eyes of Kid Midas http://bit.ly/ns-midas
The Eyes of Kid Midas by Neal Shusterman Paperback, 193 pages 900L It’s no secret I’m a huge Neal Shusterman fan. I’m anxiously awaiting the novel Bruiser (edit: I was at the time of this post. Bruiser has since been released), which he talked about when he addressed the NM Library Association conference in April 2009. … More Book Preview: The Eyes of Kid Midas by Neal Shusterman