These are links that have appeared
on our reading page over the course of the year. As we moved on to new
books, students requested to still have access to these links. They are
sorted by the books they are associated with to make it easier for students to
find things. Use the table below to find each set of links.
(click on the author's name
to learn more about him)
Setting: The island of
Curacao and the Caribbean in general during WWII
Genre: A mix of
historical fiction and adventure
Main Characters: Philip
Enright, Timothy, and Stewcat
Philip's father works at an
oil refinery on the island of Curacao. German U-boats have the island
surrounded and Philip's mother is afraid. She wants to return to America
so she books passage for Philip and herself on a oil tanker. The ship is
torpedoed by the Germans and sinks somewhere in the Caribbean. Philip
finds himself alone with an elderly black man and a cat on a raft. What
will happen to them? Read the book to find out more!
Originally hired by the U.S. government to drive the Shawnees
from the Ohio Territory in the 1830's, a deranged man known as "Weasel" now
kills for the sake of killing since his Indian prey are either dead or have
escaped to safety. When Nathan's father is attacked by Weasel, Nathan takes the
law into his own hands.
To learn more about Cynthia DeFelice, Click on one of the
links under her picture
Main Characters: Tom, Uncle Fred, Aunt Millie, Hazeline
Tom is horrified when his parents tell him he is to stay on
Aunt Millie's farm while they are away on a trip. When he arrives, he finds the
farm every bit as strange and uncomfortable as he feared - that is, until the
appearance of the black fox.
Main Characters: Claudia and Jamie Kincaid, brother and
The main character of the story, Claudia, decides to run away, in order
to teach her parents a lesson in "Claudia appreciation." She decides to run away
in style, by saving her money and inviting her brother Jamie to save his, too.
They take up residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the plan goes
Claudia soon discovers, however, that (1) she still doesn't feel any
different, and (2) she will never be able to go home again until she tracks down
the creator of the most beautiful statue she's ever seen. The former owner of
the statue turns out to be someone very special, and according to text inside
the front cover flap, "Without her--well, without her, Claudia might never have
found a way to go home."
Some sculptures by Michelangelo
Angel Holding a Candelabrum
The Pieta Moses
To learn more about the book or the many topics in the book
click on the Yahooligans logo below:
Main Characters: Billy and his Dogs, Old Dan
and Little Ann
Summary: Billy wants coon hounds so he
can go hunting. His family is poor and cannot afford to buy the hounds for
Billy. He becomes determined to work and save his money so he can have his
hounds. After two years Billy finally buys his dogs. This story is
the story of a love between a boy and his dogs. I don't want to tell
you much more or I will spoil the book for you....read it, you'll love it!
Main Characters: Meg Murray, Charles Wallace Murray,
Synopsis from Amazon.com:
Meg Murray, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are
having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger
appears at their door. He claims to have been blown off course, and goes on to
tell them that there is such a thing as a "tesseract," which, if you
didn't know, is a wrinkle in time.
Meg's father had been experimenting with time-travel when he suddenly
disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the
forces of evil as they search through space for their father?