Year Of The Boar and Jackie Robinson Literary Essay

        Loneliness doesn’t feel good because when you are lonely you feel bad and upset. People shouldn’t be with somebody when they are new and just leave them. They should meet them and become good friends not bully them. Most importantly friends are an important thing in everyones lives.
        Early in the text of Year Of The Boar and Jackie Robinson Shirley Temple Wong AKA Bandit Wong lives on China but her dad doesn’t Shirley lives in this big house also known as the House Of Wong. Shirley feels lonely because her cousins wouldn’t stay up with her to play with her. But one day her family (Mom and herself) received a letter from her father telling them to go to America to live there. For example Shirley’s father lives in America but she one day got a letter from her father to go to America, Shirley was happy because she was going to see her father but also sad because she was leaving her only home she’s ever lived in. Shirley also felt lonely because she knew she would probably never see her cousins again and wouldn’t have anyone her age close. This shows that she was happy to see her father again but sad to be leaving home and being lonely.
        Later in the text Shirley moved to America and went to this new school called P.S.8 she thought the kids her class were her friends but really they weren’t. For example Shirley was invited to go to Mr.P’s store with them for lunch but less then a week later they didn’t invite her anymore. The kids in her grade started playing a game called stickball (Baseball) when Shirley was invited to play with them she tried but when they started to shout “Go home! Go home!” she thought she thought they actually meant go home and not to base plate. The next time people started calling her Jackie Robinson. Shirley’s mother also signed her up for piano Shirley was nervous but did it anyways after a few lessons Señora was sad because she felt lonely and missed her daughter so this reminded Shirley of her own family and offered to help her by watching her house while Señora was away. This shows that Señora and Shirley felt the same way about their families and they both missed them.
         At the end of the text Shirley didn’t feel lonely anymore and had become happy because she had found some friends. For example Shirley had found some great friends and had adjusted to living in America she also doesn’t feel lonely anymore.
        Loneliness never feels good but once you adjust and make some friends you can feel better just like that! Many people feel lonely just like Shirley because moving to a new place and making new friends can be hard you can feel shy and not feel happy but over time you can soon feel better.

Literary Essay #2 Never Give Your Biggest Dreams

Try, try and try again and don’t give up your biggest dreams no matter what stands in your way. Many people give up their biggest dreams because they believe it is impossible but people shouldn’t give up their dreams because one day it just might become possible. My reasons are Lupe wanted to be good at sports, win something at sports and be known for winning a sport.
Early in the text of The Marble Champ Lupe thought she could do everything, but sports. Lupe really wanted to be able to win something at sports she would even beg her legs to move as fast as the other girls. For example she needed help at roller skating and she also couldn’t run very fast. But this didn’t stop her from trying marbles on a rainy day. Lupe tried and tried but just couldn’t to it she was upset but she decided to exercise her thumb. this shows that she needed to strengthen her thumb to do this one sport.
Later in the text, Lupe decided to enter the Marble championships but her thumb was swollen from exercising it, but all Lupe said was “It’s Muscle.”. For example she really wanted this opportunity to be in the marble championships so she has been squeezing erasers and doing push-ups on her fingertips. This shows that she was willing to exercise a lot to get this opportunity.
She then went to the championships feeling great and confident, but when she got there she wasn’t feeling confident  anymore but her Dad and her Brother encouraged her the feel better and more confident. This shows that her Dad and her Brother encouraged her to not give up her biggest dreams. Lupe went and easily beat the first girl she want through many other girls then went to the championships for the boys and beat all of the too. She was so proud of herself for winning a sport. This shows that she wanted this opportunity really badly and she got it because she tried over and over again until she got it right.
At the end of the story Lupe won against the girls and boys she also became the champion of Marbles. For example when she won the news took pictures of her she was so proud of herself because now she has a trophy for winning a sport. This shows that you can do anything as long and you try, try again until you get it right.
Try, try and try again and don’t give up your biggest dreams no matter what stands in your way. Many people want to be good at everything, but sadly that is the one thing in life nobody can master but if you want to be good at one thing then try, try and try again until you get it right.

Literary Essay #1

     I believe jealousy helps nobody because with jealousy you cant do anything but say “I want it! I want it! I want it!” Doing this won’t do anything but make you want it more. People as human beings shouldn’t be jealous of other people or their toys. You should be happy with what you have but they don’t. Most importantly jealousy gets you nowhere.
     Early in the text of Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding the little girl didn’t want Uncle Peter to share his love with anyone else but her. For example,  the young girl grew very jealous because Uncle Peter was sharing his love. Another example is in Peter’s Chair. Peter also grew very jealous and wanted to keep all of his baby things all to himself and not have his parents  paint all of the baby stuff pink for the new baby sister. This shows that the girl and Peter both became jealous.
     Later in the text the girl in Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding tried to ruin the wedding so that she could have Uncle Peter’s love all back to herself. And Peter  went outside of his house to live and he took his last thing that wasn’t painted pink, his chair. For example , the girl took the teapot for the ceremony and replaced it with water. Peter took all of his special things to live outside the house he also took his chair so his parents couldn’t paint it pink. This shows they tried to stop things to get what they want.
     At the end of the story Uncle Peter’s new wife gives the girl a very special gift showing the girl how much her new aunt loves her. And Peter realizes he can’t fit in his baby stuff anymore so he decides to come back inside. For example, the girl hugs them both and is happy Uncle Peter got married because now she can have double the fun. Peter decided to come back and offers to help paint the chair pink for his new baby sister because he doesn’t fit in it anymore. This shows that they have both overcome their jealousy.
     In conclusion, people shouldn’t be jealous of other people and should be happy with what they have. Many people in this world shouldn’t be jealous. I believe jealousy helps nobody.

A Snicker of Magic

Summary

Felicity Pickle has move all over the place for most of her life. She had moved to Midnight Gulch not too long ago. She has met the beetle who is her best friend, Jonah. Felicity collects words and writes them into her blue notebook. She can see words dancing, swimming, crawling, sometimes with multiple legs she sees them swirling around people or close to them. Jonah thinks that Felicity has a snicker of magic in her veins but Felicity doesn’t believe that. Felicity has signed up for the Threadbare Brothers Duel she said that she will write poems with the words she had collected. She is too worried though. But Jonah believes in her.

Character

Felicity has a mom named Holly, a little sister named Frannie Jo, an Aunt named Cleo, and an Uncle named Boone who is Holly’s and Cleo’s brother. She also has a dog named Biscuit. She has moved all over the country just trying to stay in on place make some memorize and friends but her mother won’t allow it she is the one making the family move all the time. The little family has been moving on the fourth day of a month on a stormy day/night. Felicity wishes that she will win the Duel so she and her family can stay.

Connection

My connection is a Text to world because lots of people move a lot some just finally settle in then they move It is the same for Felicity too she just wishes to stay in one place forever.

Theme

I think the theme is Adventure because moving around a lot is a lot of work Felicity has been moving around most of her life which can be quite an adventure another theme is magic because in this I think that Felicity has a snicker of magic if she can catch words, see words and catch poems for Frannie Jo.

The Land of Stories, The Wishing Spell

Summary

This book is about two kids that are twins one is called Conner who is a boy and the girl is named Alex. One night on their birthday their grandma gave them this book that she used to read to them when they were younger. This book is called The Land of Stories. The book would buzz and glow at random times. One day when Conner got detention because he threw a book at the teacher because the buzzing started in class and was about tom look in Alex’s bag. Alex took the book home and started putting her hand in and her hand went deeper and deeper into the book. Conner ditched detention to see what Alex was doing because he knew she was up to something she always is. When Conner got home he saw what Alex was doing but he started her when he barged in and Alex fell into the book. Conner want after her so he jumped into the book. They landed in the Dwarf Forests and meet a frog. He gave them a journal the help them find The Wishing Spell items they traveled from the Dwarf Forests to The Corner Kingdom to get a strand of Rupunzle’s hair, Then traveled to The Charming Kingdom for one of Cinderella’s glass slippers. After, they went to The Red Riding Hood Kingdom to get the bark from Little Red Riding Hood’s first basket. After that,  they accidentally fell int a trapped and got stuck in The Troll and Goblin Territory and they came upon what they needed The Stone Crown. After they escaped, they want to The Fairy Kingdom to get a faire’s tear drop. After, they want to The Sleeping Kingdom to get the spindle Sleeping Beauty pricked her finger on. They then traveled to The Northern Kingdom to get one of the roses on Snow White’s coffin which was moved to The Dwarf Forests where is now where they are going.

Character

Conner and Alex are Twelve years old. They live in a small house ever since their father died they used to live in a big blue house but is now sold. They miss their father very much and their mother also misses him. Their mother has a double shift as a nurse and barley gets any time with Conner and Alex. The twins never even believed that they would ever have such a big adventure like this one. Alex is the smart intelligent one and Conner is the one that falls asleep on class and almost never pays attention in class or get the answer right.

Connection

My connection is a text to text because in this other book that I read was called Alex Rider and Alex in Alex Rider is the main character and in this book The Land of Stories  one of the main characters is named Alex even though she is a girl. They both go on big adventures to!

A Snicker of Magic

Summary

This book is about a girl named Felicity. Felicity and her family move around a lot. She just arrived in Midnight Gulch and Midnight Gulch is said that this place once had people with magic in their veins but one day the the famous Brothers Threadbare had a duel the one that won got to stay and the one that lost had to leave Midnight Gulch cursed forever with a wandering heart. The brothers names were Stone and Berry.  Stone lost and Berry got to stay. But Berry realized that his powers didn’t work without Stone so Berry left the town too. The people of Midnight Gulch got restless and sad without the brothers music so they slowly left and that is what the story of Midnight Gulch is about where Felicity’s mom grew up.

Character

Felicity is the oldest child in her family she has a little sister named Frannie Jo  and she has her Mom. Felicity has lived in 6 different states and has never stayed. I think that Felicity ha smagic in her  veins because she sees words all the time they just pop up out of nowhere

Connection

My connection is that Felicity moves a lot like I do. I haven’t lived in 6 different states but I have moved quite a lot.

Close To Famous

Summary

Foster McFee has lived a hard life. She and her Mom arrive in a little town called Culpepper. She meets new friends by the names of Macon who works for this Movie Star named Charleena, Garland who is a tall boy that runs around the town, Angry Wayne the owner of Angry Wayne’s bar and grill who Foster Delivers Cupcakes and muffins there, She meets the costumers at Angry Wayne’s to, Perseverance Willson who is defending the Church of God for sale and many more people after that. While Foster is here she has some amazing things happen to her. She baked Cupcakes for an Escaped Convict, became friend s with a Major movie Star, her favorite cook in the Food Network Channel had an accident,  Huck is chasing Foster and her Mama, and Foster at the end of the book learns how to read. In this book Foster has an amazing life.

Character

This book is about a girl named Foster McFee, Although she can’t read she is an amazing cook as the book describes her. Her Father was in the Iraq war and was killed in the war. Foster said her life is a hard life because she can’t read, her father died in the Iraq war, she and her mother are getting chased down by this person by the name of Huck to Foster also known as Elvis. Foster wishes one day all this craziness will stop.

Connection

My connection to Foster is Text to text because another book I am reading is called A Snicker Of Magic that also at the beginning the girl in the story also moves away in the middle of the night with her mother and sister and ing Close To Famous Foster and her mother also move away in the middle of the night.

 

Close to Famous

Summary

This book is about a girl named Foster. Foster is in 6th grade She did live with her Mom in Memphis until this man named Huck who makes Foster call him Elvis hurt the Mom and they left in the middle of the night. They end up living in this tiny town called Culpepper. Foster soon meets these people who are tow truck people want pull them out of a ditch the names of this couple are Kitty and Lester. Kitty and Lester let Foster and her Mom stay in a little trailer that used to be Lester’s dad’s trailer. Not to soon Foster makes a new friend who is named Macon, where i am in the book so far they are in a GIANT fight. Foster also meets a famous movie actor, Miss Charleena who has Macon working for her. Foster and Miss Charleena didn’t get along at first but get along later. Foster and Miss Charleena made a deal if Foster taught Miss Charleena how to bake and cook Miss Charleena will teach Foster how to read. Foster loves to watch Sonny Kroll’s cooking show on the Food Channel. She found a book that was just made so she checked it not of the car library. She took it to Miss Charleena House and is now learning how to read it.

Character

Foster is a girl in 6th grade that doesn’t know how to read. She now lives in Culpepper. Her father died in a war because he was in the army. And Foster accidentally left the special pillow case with all the things he left behind. She has a friend who is in a BIG fight with her. Foster LOVES cooking and baking she even wants to have her own cooking show when she grows up even though she can’t read she memorizes everything that Sonny Kroll says on his cooking show

Connection

A connection that i have is text to self because I also love to cook like Foster but I can’t memorize things like she can and I can read but she can’t.

The Sign Of The Beaver

  1.  Summarize the book.  Include only the most important events that will recall the story.
  2.  Choose one character and answer the question – How did he/she make the story progress (move along)?
  3.  If you were going to write the next chapter in the book, what would it be about?
  4.  Describe the setting of the story.
 1. This book is about a 12 year old boy named Matt. Matt’s family left to sell their house in Quincy. Matt is left at their house next to the woods and has to watch over himself for 7 weeks. When Matt fell out of a tree 2 Indians found him their names were Saknis and Attean. Saknis is the leader of a Indian tribe and Attean is his grandson. Later when Matt recovered from his fall Saknis wanted Matt to teach Attean to read and write. Attean didn’t like it so he decided to teach Matt some Indian tricks to killing animals because Ben stole Matt’s Gun. Attean also taught Matt some tricks to finding his way home and some to survive in the woods. When Matt and Attean were in the woods Attean showed Matt a sign and his tribe calls it “Sign Of Beaver” at a beaver dam. Later in the story Matt was invited to an Indian party, Matt felt like the Indians were his family. Matt was wondering where his family even was. Towards the end of the book the Indians had to move and Attean left Matt with his dog. After a long time Matt’s family was finally back! The mom had a baby but she died 5 days after she was born.
2.I think that Attean kept the story moving because there were a lot of Indians in the story and Attean helped Matt a lot.
3.I think the next chapter would be about why the baby died and Attean coming back in the summer.
4.The setting of the story was sometimes warm and cold it was shady it had a lot of trees and animals.

Season of the Sandstorms-Magic Tree House

Summary:

In this book Jack and Annie went to Baghdad an meet this guy named Mamoon. Jack and Annie traveled on camels and Annie named to camels Cutie and Beauty who took Jack and Annie across the desert and help them escape bandits. This mission was to find this person named Caliph who was really Mamoon. Their rhyme was-Ride a ship of the desert on a cold starry night. Ride through dusk and hot morning light. Find a horse on a dome the one who see’s all, in the heart of the city behind the third city wall. Beneath birds who sing in the Room of the Tree, great a friend you once knew and a new one to be. Remember that life is full of surprises. Return to the tree house before the moon rises. -M

Characters: Jack and Annie Jack and Annie are a brother-sister team that go to places back in time for their missions. They just have to point in a picture in a book and say-we wish to go there!
Jack and Annie went to Baghdad this time and helped deliver a special book to Caliph. This book series is a fun book series and every story is exiting.

Connection:

My connection is a Text to self because this they were riding on camels and I have been on camels and I agree with Jack that it is bumpy on a camel and it is scary.