"There are many such boys and girls,
full of high hopes, lovely possibilities, and earnest plans,
pausing a moment before they push
their little boats from the safe shore. Let those who launch
them see to it that they have good health to man the oars, good education for ballast, and good principles as pilots to guide them as
they voyage down an ever winding river to the sea."
Louisa May Alcott
Jack and Jill
Friday, August 5, 2011
Sign of the Beaver: Book Review & Movie Review
The boys have learned a valuable lesson. The book is almost always better than the movie. They both gave a written narration, Alex began his with "The movie was nothing like the book. I like the book a lot more!"
Alex continues: "Matt's dad left him a big gun. A fat guy came and stole the gun. Matt chased him. Matt did not catch him. Matt and Attean tried to get the gun, but it broke. The big guy got trapped. That all happened in the movie. In the book Matt woke up and the gun was gone. Attean taught Matt to shoot a bow and arrow."
Here is Daniel's: "The movie was nothing like the book. The story is about a boy named Matt who has to live in he forest of Maine in his family's cabin while his dad goes to get his mom and sister. (insert note: work with Daniel on run-on sentences!) While he's in the woods he gets his dad's gun stolen, gets attacked by bees and teaches an Indian to read and survives the winter."