Tales of a Bookworm Posts

  The Great Brain was first published in 1967, but the antics of Tom are still relevant and charming.  Tom comes from family of Catholics in a town that is heavily Mormon in Oklahoma.…

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Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great is one of Judy Blume’s best character books.  Sheila is the antagonist from the Fudge series by Blume.

Judy Blume has the ability to write from a child’s world  revealing all the insecurities of childhood and making the character relatable.   As a child, I loved reading her books because I felt I could be one of the characters and loved how she made everything confusing about childhood into something that could be changed. Sheila Tubman is  a classic example of a girl who has fears, insecurities  and in trying to cover them up, discovers a strength in herself.

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The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar & Six More Seven stories of fantasy and fun by the fantastic Roald Dahl: The Boy Who Talked With Animals – in which a stranded…

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Award winning book by E.B. White tells the tale of an unlikely friendship between a pig and a spider. The classic book has been in many classrooms for years because of its lovable characters, and relationships between animals and humans.

The Arable family has a litter of pigs, one of which they deem a runt.  Fern, the eight year old daughter, is determined to save the pig.  She convinces her father to let her take care of the pig.  She names the pig Wilbur and treats him as sweetly as a doll.  However, they run out of room for Wilbur and sell him to their Uncle, who has a farm nearby.

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