A Magical Thief or Adventurous Thief

February 11, 2008 at 6:39 am (Uncategorized)

The book ‘The Thief Lord’ by Cornelia Funke is probably one of the best books I’ve ever read in my life. It is basically an adventurous book with a little bit of magical fantasy involved in the story. This is a very fine book for students aging from 11-13 yrs old and those who like to read adventurous books with magical fantasy involved. Prosper and Bo, two brothers, ran away from their rich aunt and uncle because they wanted the brothers to be separated; but Prosper and Bo were against this desire of their aunt. The brothers ran to Venice where they met other orphans who used to live off by stealing. Their leader, Scipio, is the head of this gang and is called the Thief Lord. But the story twists and turns when the Thief Lord gets a job to steal something. Scipio’s biggest secret spreads away to the gang and… The author’s style of writing and the plots of the story make this book a very suspenseful and exciting book to read. I would give this book  4 out of 5 stars.

    

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November 28, 2007 at 9:05 am (Uncategorized)

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Washington Saves America

November 17, 2007 at 5:19 am (Uncategorized)

I think that George Washington should be considered a hero because he was the one who boosted up the spirits and hopes of winning the war. He did this by winning two major battles against the British for the Patriots. His strategies and tactics were very impressive. He captured 900 Hessians with just 5 American casualties in the Battle of Trenton. That was some good and effective strategy Washington used to defeat the British. Then, in the Battle of Princeton, he purposely left the campfire on so that the British could see; then Washington and his army surrounded the British army stealthily and attacked the next morning, surprisingly. The Patriots won a convincing victory. After these two battles, Americans won the rest easily as they had high spirits, confidence and hope of winning the battles. All this wouldn’t have happened if George Washington wouldn’t have won those 2 impressive battles. Thanks to him, America is now free!

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Letters for Johnny Tremain

November 6, 2007 at 5:22 am (Uncategorized)

Dear James,

 

I have just recently injured my hand and I’m seeking advice for how to continue with the crippled hand I have now. I was a silversmith until this accident happened in the furnace. When I was pouring the silver into the mold, the mold just broke up and the silver landed on my hand. The silver was so hot that it burnt my hand and later turned it into a crippled hand. Now, I can’t use the hand to do anything. It is worthless and useless. I am trying to get on with my left hand but it is hard. So, I seek your advice on how to get on with my life and this cursed crippled hand.

 

                                                                

                                                                 Sincerely,

                                                                        Johnny Tremain

        

Dear James,

 

I have just recently injured my hand and I’m seeking advice for how to continue with the crippled hand I have now. I was a silversmith until this accident happened in the furnace. When I was pouring the silver into the mold, the mold just broke up and the silver landed on my hand. The silver was so hot that it burnt my hand and later turned it into a crippled hand. Now, I can’t use the hand to do anything. It is worthless and useless. I am trying to get on with my left hand but it is hard. So, I seek your advice on how to get on with my life and this cursed crippled hand.

 

                                                                

                                                                 Sincerely,

                                                                        Johnny Tremain

        

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Letters for Johnny Tremain

November 6, 2007 at 5:20 am (Uncategorized)

Dear Johnny,

 

That is one sad story I have just heard about you. I feel sorry for your hand and you must’ve been a very skilled silversmith but life is not fair. There are many places right now that need a boy to work for them but I don’t think that they might accept you because of you hand. So, my advice to you is to go look for a type of job where you won’t really need to use your hands a lot. Maybe a post in a ship would be a good idea. Or, you might as well join our newspaper and be the delivery boy. All you need to do is go around places on a horse and deliver the newspapers. I hope you accept my proffer.

 

                                                                Sincerely,

                                                                         James

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Don’t Kill Us

October 28, 2007 at 8:20 am (Uncategorized)

I believe that we, the colonists, should pay for the war because the British had come from Britain to defend us. This way we are being fair and equal. When I say this, I’m not saying that the means of getting the money is right. They should not keep taxes on everything but only one or two things. We, basically, then won’t have enough money to feed ourselves. Also, they shouldn’t kill us just because we are saying that it is not fair. The ‘Boston Massacre’ was very cruel and unfair for the colonists because they are just trying to say that we can’t afford it and please change the laws. Even at the court, the soldiers didn’t get punished for the killings they did. I think that the British just want us to suffer. We are just getting killed for no reason and the government is doing nothing. I say that the British’s mean of getting money is not quite right.

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Hello world!

October 24, 2007 at 7:39 am (Uncategorized)

Welcome to WordPress.com. This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!

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