Monday, July 16, 2012

Award Winners

Have you ever done something really bad and felt like hiding? Join Jack Gantos in this year's Newbery winner: Dead End in Norvelt.  He begins his summer by "borrowing" his dad's stolen Japanese war relic, a supposedly empty gun, and firing it toward a distant drive-in movie about WWII.  When it turns out the gun wasn't really empty...and then he hears an ambulance...all kinds of trouble follows.  

When do you think this story was set? What do you think Jack's mom does to punish him?

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