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What I Read This Week…
How This Book Was Made by Mac BarnettThis book explains the process that an author goes through when creating a book. The book weaves factual information about the process along with a lot of humor and exaggeration. The reader will learn about the process of book creation and the persistence and effort necessary to be a writer. The story is amusing and fanciful, as well, as there is a tiger, pirates, and an eagle all involved in the creation of the book. This is an informative and fun look at how a book is made.
Quinny is unhappy that her family has just moved, but soon learns there is a boy her age living next door. Although they are very different from each other they soon become friends and begin working together to solve a problem. When the school year begins, they must work through difficulties in their friendship. There are amusing parts to this story of friendship and characters to which many students will be able to relate. There is a sequel, as well.