Sign of the Beaver Summary

Off goes Matt's father back to Quincy to get Matt's Mom from delivering a baby. Matt is in charge of the cabin in the woods. What Matt doesn't know is that while he is alone there are Indians stalking him. So one day Matt spots one of these Indians named Attean. When Matt fallows Attean back to the Indian hunting ground, Attean's Grandfather notices that Matt can read. He asks Matt to teach Attean to read because Attean does not know how to read. The first two days of Matt's teaching don't go so well. The next few days of teaching is not Matt teaching Attean, it is Attean teaching Matt, well sort of. Attean teaches Matt to fish the Indian way and other things. Later on in the story Attean starts to relisie that Matt is not the mean white boy he thought he would be. It has been a long time sence Matt's fathter was supposed to be home so Attean and his Gradfather offer Matt to become on of them. It takes a while for Matt to thing about it, but then he thinks about his real family so he decides to stay in the cabin in the forest alone than go with the Indians that will never return to the old village. During Matt's lonsome he uses all the things Attean tought him to survive the winter. Then Matt sees someone and other people, it is his little sister, Mom, Dad, but no baby. Matt's Dad explians that there was a sickness durring the time the family was supost to return and that the baby only lived for about two days. Matt tells his parents about the Indians and how they invited him to the all night long feast. Then the whole familly lives together in the forest happilly.

Whipping Boy Summary

Poor Jemmy, living the punishment from things he never did do. It is Prince Horace AKA Prince Brat that is causing this. Well Jemmy is the royal whipping boy and he has to be whipped when the prince does anything wrong. Jemmy decides that he can't take it anymore so he leaves the castle surprisingly with the prince. All is good until two cutthroats appear and take the kids to their den and make the prince write a note to the king but Prince Brat does not know how to write so Jemmy says that he is the prince because as a whipping boy you have to be taught. So from then on the cutthroats believe that Jemmy is the Prince. After that the two boys escape and that is when the chase is on. The rest of the book takes place in more of the forest, a carnival, and the sewers. And that is where the kids are captured but not for long. An old time friend of Jemmy when he was a rat catcher releases the rats he caught over to Billy and Cutwater. The rats clime all over them and scare them right into the dungeon, well sort of. Jemmy and Prince Brat return to the the castle where Jemmy is let go of the job of the royal whipping boy. Prince Brat then learns to read and write with Jemmy and they become closer friends more an more.

Reading Response

The name of the book I read earlier is called The Terror of the Pink Dodo Balloons. The book was written by Lawrence David. this book made me feel good because I really like the description the author used. I really liked the book, it was very enjoyable. The main character is a super hero so I have a connection to him. Sometimes I feel like I can be a hero when I am in baseball games or hockey games to win the game for my team. I think this is a just right book because the author uses such good writing that I could picture the setting in my mind.

Horace Splatty is the main character who is a super hero because of his sisters magic cupcakes that give him super powers to do many amazing things. Every year the town has a Celernip Prince Pageant and Horace is desperate to win the pageant because the winner got to pick a Celernip Princes and Horace loves a girl. He goes from wanting to win so bad that he forgets his friends to not caring about winning. Another character is Auggie. He is Horace's best friend. When the Pink Dodo balloons come and pop on his head and he becomes bald he thinks that it is all Horaces fault. Auggie and his brother Xax are the only ones that know that he is the Cupcaked Crusader(the super hero). After the balloon problem Auggie hates Horace.

The problem in this book is that Pink Dodo balloons that have the CupCaked Crusader come to the town after one school day. Auggie and Sara Willow get carried up on the balloon and the balloon pops and out comes a little butterfly hair clip and eats up all the hair on their heads. Auggie blames it on Horace but Horace keeps trying to tell Auggie that he had nothing to do with it. Later on even more balloons come and eat almost all of the towns people's hair off. Horace finds out that the once Kitty Hello has returned for her revenge on the people for saying that her hair cutting business was bad. Everyone thought she was away when she was disguising heself as Kitty's sister Bitty Hello. Horace stops Kitty and apologizes with Auggie and everyone has that's hair came of had to wear a wig until their hair was back.
If I could change anything in the book I think I would have all of the town be super-heroes.

Rading Response

I'am going to do a reading response on a book called The Summer of Riley by Eve Bunting. The book has a sad tail to it but I think it was relly good. I can connect the whole story with a book I have read that is a bout a boy who tries to save his dog from being exicuted. I think this is a just right book for me because I could picture the setting in my mind just by the authors discription.

There is one character that I can easily discrabe. His name is William, he is very kind and he is willing to save Riley troughout the whole story. Then theres Grace, she is sort of on both sides. She cares for the horse that was damaged by Riley and shemalso cares for Riley bercause she does not want him dead. William does not really cahnge but Grace changes. She goes from totaly being on the horses side to on both. I think she changes becaue of William's care for the dog.

The problem of the story is Riley gets lose from William and chases William's neighbor's horse. She gets really mad at William so she calls animal controll and wants them to kill Riley. If I could change anything in the book I would change Riley from a Golden Lab to a Chihuahua.