Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The next four pages

Here are the next 4 pages of Luke's book.

Liv and I decided that neither of us wants to type her book reviews so they are not going to be posted from the last 4 days.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pages 8 and 9 and book reviews from Liv

The Unfinished Angel is by Sharon Creech. The uNifinished Angel is about an angel who lives in a quiet town. The angel lives in a quiet town. The angel lives in a big tower overlooking everything. BUt a family moves int to the Angels house. The people make the angel think that it is unfinished, but a little girls shows him important lesson.

This book is funny. 1 of the times it was funny was when Zolac (The little girl) tells the anfel about when her brother was born. He almost died, but an angel saved him. The funny part was when they started talking aout angel are not pigeons. Because tha's what Zola said "It looked like Angels are not piegeons!".

Among The Hidden is by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Luke Garner is a third child. By the government's law, he shouldn't have been born. He's been hiding all his life, except for when he was in the woods. But then diaster, the woods are cur down and people move in. But who is that face inside the window while everyone is gone?

The book is adventurous. For example : Luke was never supposed to go outside, But in order to go find who the mysterious face is, he has to. Like see many different places he's never seen just because he went outside. "Out the kitchen and then-out the back door."

Thursday, July 15, 2010

And the next two....

Sorry I've been working on my own project-my photo journal. I also need to get some writing from Olivia!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

page 5 and 6

Here are the next two pages in Luke's graphic novel:

Liv had Ballet Camp today, but here is her review from Monday.
Flygirl is by Sherrie L. Smith. Ida May Jones always wanted to fly from the moment her daddy took her in the sky. She sees a chance to when her brother Thomas goes to war. That chance is the WASP. The WASP is for women who want to help. They deliver bombs and the planes that they need for the war. Ida is colored but she's light enough that she can get into WASP. She stays there until her mama comes and tells her something is very, very wrong.
This book is sad. As an example: "I was 16, Thomas was 19. That day Papa was working at the field, we don't know what happened. The tractor flipped on Papa and Thomas ran 3 miles and back to get the doctor. But when they came, it was too late. The last words Papa said was 'Look at him fly". I would recommend this to people who are interested in the war and women's rights.

What about last week? We went on vacation! We had a great time in Columbus. Luke had lots of positive things to say about his video game camp and we enjoyed visiting Columbus with the McMasters and cousins Sara and Olivia and even sneaking up to Cleveland to hang out with the Baylor gals!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Page 3 and 4

Two For One

We went to the Village last night for the fireworks, so I didn't get a chance to post Olivia's review.

Here is yesterday's and today's

The Unauthorized Autobiography of Lemony Snicket

The Unauthorized Autobiography of Lemony Snicket is by Unknown. It is about the V.F.D., Beatrice, and coded messags. Part of it is the anwer to: Who is Lemony Snicket? The book has 13 sections. The sections have photos, letters, and one even has a secret meeting!

This book wasn't a story. It was kind of like the books where they tie loose threads. In this book, I learned who Beatric is. I also learned the V.F.D. code. "Disguise Training: Required Materials: Face". I thought that was funny.
I would recommend this book to people who like the series A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel
Artemis Fowl was written by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin. It was illustrated by Giovanni Rigano and Paolo Lamanna. Artemis Fowl is about a boy who has been searching for the peopl (fairies, dwarves, elves) all his lif (which is quite short, even though he's a mastermins at 12). Finnally he finds a fairy, and to get her book, (it's kinda like their Bible). He gives her a antidote to some disease she has. Using that, he captures a fairy. And holds he for ranso,. The fairy's trie to rescue her, but Artmeis will only give her up for one thing.
Some of the reasons that Artemis Fowl The Graphic Novel is better than regular Artemis Fowl is because: One you can actually see Artemis and Foaly. Two, it's more comical. Three, you can see the inventions Foaly has. And Four: it's Awesome.
I recommend this book to people who like fairies, goblins, etc.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Graphic Novel page 2

It reads:
panel 1: The next new moon...... "Jimma better be in position!"
panel 2: And then....
panel 5: "You're lucky I won't kill you"

I don't know if it will work for you, but when I click on the picture, it enlarges it.

Olivia's Book Review

The Tales of Beetle The Bard is by J. K. Rowling. It has several short stories in it. Some of the stories are "The Warlock's Hairy Heart", "The Three Brothers", and "The Fountain of Fair Fortune". My favorite story is "The Three Brothers".

One of the reasons that I liked this book was because it has a variety. In "The Warlock's Hairy Heart", it is about an evil wizard. In "Babbity Rabbity and Her Cackling Stump", a foolish king tries to kill all the wizards. In "The Three Brothers", the three brothers get gifts from death because they twarted death. The youngest brother who was the wisest, asked death for something so death couldn't follow him. "And death, most unwillingly, handed his own cloak of invisitbility".

I would recommend this book to people who like Harry Potter.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Book Review for June 30th, 2010

The Water Mirror

The Water Mirror is by Kai Meyer. The Water Mirror is about two girls who go to live with a mirror-maker. Next door lives a weaver. Their apprentices have been rivals for a long time. Merle (the oldest) falls in love with one of the weaver's apprentices, Serafin.

Some of the reasons that I liked this book were that it has magic in it. One of the times it had magic in it was when the mirror maker made special mirrors. Junipa was blind for all her life, but putting the mirror inside her eyes made her able to see. "Instead of eyes, silvery mirrors glittered under her lids." Ialso liked that it was adventurous. It has water creatures and mythical ones.

I would reccomend it to girls.

Luke is learning that the panels need to have the dialogue written bigger.

The panels read from left to right:
panel 1: Japan 14th cen. during the rise of Tokugawa
panel 2: Grieving over the lost of Rain Kingu's wife,
panel 3:the normally benevolent ruler demands more of his people displeasing some.
panel 4: "So Shiroi, you came?" "Wouldn't miss it."
panel 5: "Remember we've only got one chance" "Or they say hello to Aka"

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Olivia's Book Reviews and Luke's Graphic Novel

The report cards have finally come in and both kids did very well! We decided that a healthy dose of math was needed all around, so the workbooks are being ordered. For the writing projects, Olivia decided to write a daily book review and Luke is working on a page a day of a graphic novel.

Luke spent today researching Japanese mythology, names, and general information about Samurais for his novel. When he gets the panels done, I will try to post them.

Here is Olivia's review:

"Percy Jackson and The Sword of Hades"
The author of this short story is Rick Riordian. It is from a book called Percy Jackson and The Demigod Files. This book is about when Percy, Thalia, and Nico go to the underworld. They go to the underworld to retrieve the sword of Hades. The sword of Hades was stolen from the forges.

I liked this story because it was funny. My favorite part was when Percy meet Ithas. My second favorite part was when they found Ethan. I didn't lik that they were tricked. In the begining of the sotry when Percy meets Thalia, she asks him if he wants to get something to eat. And then at the end, she asks him if he wants a cheeseburger. And Percy says "youre still hungry after that?" I thought it was funny.

Saturday, June 12, 2010