Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Cyber Kid Gets His Book (and Melanie writes again!)

Hey, one and all, it's Carl. Cyber Kid 303 came in today and got his free book. Here's a picture:

He's hiding behind a Matt Christopher book--and I forgot the name of it! He also checked out Ghost Circles, the latest Bone graphic novel. He said he'd write and tell us about it soon.

Bill did an awesome program on Beowulf today. He'll tell you about it later, but here's a picture from it:

Bill shows his utter disregard for danger by sneering at the hand of the monster Grendl as it reaches out to grab him. What coolness! What courage! I just hope he's as brave when the Lagomorph comes to town!

And we got another comment fromMelanie, and as I said, she's cool. Here's what she says:

I love Ender's Game. I wonder if Lee Wardlaw's son knows that Orson Scott Card lives in Greensboro, NC. Hmmm. . .I've never met him but I keep hoping that he'll come to Novello one year.
Thanks, Melanie. Ender's Game really is a great story. Any one else out there read it? Did you like it?

I've read a couple of really good graphic novels about heroes in the last couple of days, which is fitting since we've been doing hero programs. The first is The Trojan Horse: The Fall of Troy: A Greek Legend by Ron and Justine Fontes. Did you ever read about the Trojan War? The War between the Greek cities and Troy? The war that dragged on for ten years? This is how the Greeks came up with a desperate and cunning plan to capture the unsuspecting city. A really good read.

The other is King Arthur: Excalibur Unleashed: An English Legend by Jeff Limke. Imagine you were Arthur, a boy probably not much older than you, and that you suddenly became King of all England. Pretty cool, huh? Not if you had a bunch of rival kings who wanted to overthrow you! This is another very exciting story that says exciting no matter how many times you've heard it--and it's especially great if you've never read it before!

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