Trumpet of the Swan – Week 2

Share this…Last week Sam discovered the Swans and their babies. Now the babies are big enough to start their migrations from Canada to Montana. The Swan parents have noticed that their youngest, Louis, does not speak at all, and they are concerned with the lack of communication, as young Swans find their mates through their calls. […]

Trumpet of the Swan – Week 1

Share this…A Trumpeter Swan and her mate have created a nest with five eggs inside. Sam Beaver, a young boy who loves to be outdoors with his father has discovered this small nesting area, and is fascinated by it. He does not annoy the animals in any way, but leaves them alone and just watches […]

The Boxcar Children -Book 1 – Week 1

Share this…Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny are orphans. They have decided to run away from their grandfather whom they have decided is very mean. Their adventures are just beginning!! Read on to find out what adventures they discover!! This week we are reading chapters 1-3 Questions: 1. The baker’s wife wants Benny sent to a […]

Starvation Heights – Week 1

Share this…Claire and Dorothea Williamson are rich spinster sisters, with money to do whatever they wish to. They are currently on the hunt for a “super cure” with which they hope to get rid of any ailments they feel they have. Dr. Linda Hazzard is a doctor who feels she is “misunderstood” by all the […]

Storyteller – Week 4

Share this…Jack and Stelinda’s plan is not going as they wanted. Stelinda is beginning to believe that Jack no longer cares about the big picture and only cares about himself. Jack believes Yoss and Zephyrio when they tell him he will soon be free. Jack only wants to tell his stories, not the stories that […]

Storyteller – Week 3

Share this…Jack has been elevated to the position of Royal Storyteller. King Alphonse has finally understood that Jack’s stories are not always fun, and that they sometimes have small bitter truths mixed in.But even in life, nothing is assured.  Stelinda and Jack have fallen in love, planned to marry, suffered the death of her father, […]

Flight of the Sparrow – Week 3

Share this…Returning to the English is not as easy as Mary thought it would be. While she was enslaved to the Indians, she wondered where her husband was, where her children were, and whether she would ever see freedom again. One of the Praying Indians has taken an interest in her, and has shown her […]

Storyteller – Week 2

Share this…Jack and his ability to tell stories has ended him in a spot he never imagined. He is now an artist for the King, telling stories at his whim. Jack brings Loquasto, a midnight mynah bird, who by the way can talk, along with him. Loquasto things they should not remain in the city […]

Flight of the Sparrow – Week 2

Share this…Mary is raised in a strict Puritan world. She submits to her husband in all things and never ventures farther from her house and yard without permission from her husband. When Mary is kidnapped from her home, she is horrified at the carnage going on around her. Family, friends and acquaintances are clubbed, shot, […]