How Many Books Did Louis Sachar Write

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So, I’m writing a book taking place in southern europe. My question is, if I write the book how would the names in other languages translate? I will make up many names for my characters and locations. But should I write them in english since the entire book will be written in english? For example, say I make up…

I think that using other languages can be very good if it is done properly. But to be done properly, I think you should aim for more subtlety and don’t shove it down your readers’ throats.A good author can appeal to readers on a variety of levels. J.K. Rowling is a good example: the story of Harry Potter is a great one that appeals to children with their juvenile minds, but it also appeals to older people because of the overall themes, the way she ties even the most minute details into the ultimate plot turns, and, pertinently, her clever use of language and names.For example, if you’re familiar with the series, you’ll recall Fenrir Greyback. Fenrir isn’t just a creepy-sounding name; it’s an Old Norse word with origins in mythology. Very appropriate, but still subtle and rewarding for the more detail-minded reader.A bad example is Louis Sachar’s use of backwards names in the Wayside School stories. Mrs. Gorf, Mrs. Drazil, etc. You always knew who the bad people were because they’re names were inversions of slimy animals.Incidentally, if you decide to stick with the English, I’d go with something besides “Silversky” for a Spanish character. I’d assume she was Polish.

Any good books you could recommend..

I need help finding some books that would be interesting to a 12 year old. He like the story Holes which was about a camp where young kids went who were in trouble .

This is PART of ONE list from my website below.Brandon Mull – Fablehaven seriesCornelia Funke – Inkheart seriesChristopher Paolini – Eragon, Eldest, and BrisingrCS Lewis – The Chronicles of NarniaJRR Tolkien – The HobbitAnthony HorowitzAlex Rider Series – These stories are about a teenage spy who is recruited after the death of his uncle, also a spy. Stormbreaker is the first in the series. Sequels include: Point Blank, Skeleton Key, Eagle Strike, Scorpia, Ark Angel, Snakehead, and The Gadgets (Technical Background Data).Diamond Brothers Series – The Falcon’s Malteser (1986), Public Enemy Number Two (1987), South by South East (1991), The Blurred Man (2003), The French Confection (2003), I Know What You Did Last Wednesday (2003), The Greek Who Stole Christmas (2007), and The Radius of the Lost Shark (Forthcoming).Pentagram Series – The Devil’s Door-Bell (1983), The Night of the Scorpion (1984), The Silver Citadel (1986), and The Day of the Dragon (1989).Power of Five (In the U.S.: The Gatekeepers) – Raven’s Gate (2005), Evil Star (2006), Nightrise (2007), and Necropolis: City of the Dead (2008, Forthcoming).Louis SacharHoles, Small Steps, Someday Angeline, Johnny’s In the Basement, The Boy Who Lost His Face, Dogs Don’t Tell Jokes, Sixth Grade Secrets, and There’s a Boy in the Girl’s BathroomChristopher Paul Curtis – Bud, Not BuddyCarl Hiaasen – Hoot and Flush.Gary PaulsenBrian’s Saga – Hatchet; Brian’s Return; Brian’s Winter; The River; and Brian’s Hunt.True Adventures – How Angel Peterson Got His Name; Caught by the Sea; Guts; Father Water, Mother Woods; and My Life in Dog Years.Back in Time – The Cookcamp; Alida’s Song; The Quilt; Soldier’s Heart; Nightjohn; Sarny; and The Legend of Bass Reeves.Tucket Adventures- Mr. Tucket; Call Me Francis Tucket; Tucket’s Ride; Tucket’s Gold; Tucket’s Home; and Tucket’s Travels.The World of Adventure – Captive!; Danger on Midnight River; and Escape from Fire Mountain.Explore the World of Gary Paulsen – Canoe Days; The Beet Fields; The White Fox Chronicles; The Transall Saga; Dogteam; A Christmas Sonata; The Monument; The Haymeadow; The Night the White Deer Died; and Canyons.Tales to Tickle the Funny Bone – Lawn Boy; The Amazing Life of Birds; Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day; The Glass Cafe; The Boy Who Owned the School; and The Schernoff Discoveries.Richard PeckLong Way From Chicago and A Year Down Yonder – In the first, a brother and sister spend the summer with an eccentric grandmother. In the sequel, the girl spends an entire school year with her grandmother.Laura Ingalls Wilder – Farmer Boy. The last was the book Laura wrote about her husband’s childhood.Fred GipsonOld Yeller – The old stray dog certainly is ugly and a thieving rascal, but out here on the Texas frontier a dog is a good companion, especially with Dad away on a cattle drive. Publication 1956.Jack LondonThe Call of the Wild – A domesticated dog, Buck, is kidnapped and sold to gold hunters. To survive he has to learn to listen to the call of the wild and learn the ways of his wolf ancestors. Eventually, he falls into the ownership of John Thornton, whose life Buck saves twice. Publication 1903.White Fang – A half wolf – half dog is nearly destroyed by the vicious cruelty of men.Esther ForbesJohnny Tremain – Johnny is an apprentice to a silversmith in Boston (not Paul Revere) in the days just prior to the American Revolution. An accident ends his apprenticeship. In the days following his accident he meets Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and many other men of history.Jonathan SwiftGulliver’s Travels – Lemuel Gulliver travels to a series of very unusual and heretofore unknown lands. In one place he is a giant compared to the Lilliputians. In another, he is the size of a mouse compared to the people he finds. He also finds a floating island and a place where intelligent horses are served by humanoids. Publication 1726. This was made into a movie starring Ted Danson.Daniel DefoeRobinson Crusoe – Crusoe finds himself stranded on an uncharted island off the coast of South America for nearly 30 years. He must find food, shelter, and clothing. He survives because of his faith in God. Many years after landing on the island, he saves a man named, Friday, who is about to be eaten by cannibals and Friday becomes Crusoe’s faithful servant. Publication 1719.Johann WyssSwiss Family Robinson – Fritz, Ernest, Jack, Franz, Mother, and Father survive a shipwreck and find themselves stranded on a deserted island near New Guinea. Being a religious family they offer thanks to God for all that he has provided. They salvage all that they can from the ship. They build a tree house for protection from wild animals, find food, make candles from berries, bread from roots, and a canoe from a tree. They face snakes

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Does anybody know any good books for an 11 year old girl going into 6th grade to read.

Hi everyone. Does anyone know any good books for an 11 year old girl going into 6th grade to read? If you do, please let me know. Thanks :]Please answer this question too:http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Av4t_8icVcHeilFRckCnZYzsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080721063837AAWZTRt

Website below has lots of different lists. Two that may interest you are: Betsy-Tacy Series of books by Maud Hart Lovelace (They are based on her life.) and the Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder – Did you know there are books about Laura’s mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and her daughter Rose?Louis SacharHoles, Small Steps, Someday Angeline, Johnny’s In the Basement, The Boy Who Lost His Face, Dogs Don’t Tell Jokes, Sixth Grade Secrets, and There’s a Boy in the Girl’s BathroomChristopher Paul Curtis Bud, Not BuddyCarl Hiaasen Hoot and Flush.Gary PaulsenBrian’s Saga – Hatchet; Brian’s Return; Brian’s Winter; The River; and Brian’s Hunt.True Adventures – How Angel Peterson Got His Name; Caught by the Sea; Guts; Father Water, Mother Woods; and My Life in Dog Years.Back in Time – The Cookcamp; Alida’s Song; The Quilt; Soldier’s Heart; Nightjohn; Sarny; and The Legend of Bass Reeves.Tucket Adventures- Mr. Tucket; Call Me Francis Tucket; Tucket’s Ride; Tucket’s Gold; Tucket’s Home; and Tucket’s Travels.The World of Adventure – Captive!; Danger on Midnight River; and Escape from Fire Mountain.Explore the World of Gary Paulsen – Canoe Days; The Beet Fields; The White Fox Chronicles; The Transall Saga; Dogteam; A Christmas Sonata; The Monument; The Haymeadow; The Night the White Deer Died; and Canyons.Tales to Tickle the Funny Bone – Lawn Boy; The Amazing Life of Birds; Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day; The Glass Cafe; The Boy Who Owned the School; and The Schernoff Discoveries.John GuntherDeath Be Not Proud (A memoir about the death of his son from cancer)Lois LowryThe Giver – Banned in some areas, yet required reading in some schools, this is a rather different look at a utopian society. Sequels: Gathering Blue and MessengerRichard PeckLong Way From Chicago and A Year Down YonderRobin Jones GunnChristy Miller Series – Summer Promise; A Whisper and a Wish; Yours Forever; Surprise Endings; Island Dreamer; A Heart Full of Hope; True Friends; Starry Night; Seventeen Wishes; A Time to Cherish; Sweet Dreams; and A Promise is Forever.Sierra Jensen Series – Only You, Sierra; In Your Dreams; Don’t You Wish; Close Your Eyes; Without a Doubt; With This Ring; Open Your Heart; Time Will Tell; Now Picture This; Hold on Tight; Closer Than Ever; and Take My Hand.Katie Weldon Series – Peculiar TreasuresKate DiCamilloBecause of Winn Dixie, The Tiger Rising, The Tale of Despereaux, and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.Johanna Spyri (1827 – 1901; Swiss)Heidi Publication 1880.Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849 – 1924; English)The Secret Garden Publication 1911.Anna Sewell (1820 – 1878; English)Black Beauty – This story is told from the horse’s point of view. Warning: It’s a sad story, but there is a happy ending. Publication 1877.Louisa May Alcott (1832 – 1888; American)Eight Cousins – Rose’s father has died leaving her an orphan. She goes to live with her Aunt Plenty and Aunt Rose. She is very lonely until she makes friends with a servant, Phoebe and then seven cousins, all boys, arrive. Life will never be the same. Publication 1875.Little Women – This novel about Jo and her three sisters, Meg, Amy, and Beth, is set during the Civil War. Their father has gone off to fight. It is based upon the author’s life and the lives of her three sisters. Publication 1868.Little Men Publication 1871.Jo’s Boys – This is the sequel to Little Men.Publication 1886.Jane Austen (1775 – 1817; English)Pride and Prejudice – The courtship of proud Mr. Darcy and prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet is complicated by their persistent misunderstanding of each other’s actions and feelings. There are many interesting characters. Mrs. Bennet is preoccupied with marrying off her five daughters. There is an impressive dowager aunt who intimidates everyone except Elizabeth. The amazingly conceited clergyman rehearses his speeches to young ladies. The story is set in the 18th century. Publication 1813.Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874 – 1942; Canadian)Anne of Green Gables – Orphaned red head Anne Shirley goes to live with an elderly brother and sister, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert on Prince Edward Island. Anne is a bookish dreamer who needs to be loved. Publication 1908. Sequels include: Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, Anne of Windy Poplars, Anne’s House of Dreams, and Anne of Ingleside.Fred Gipson (1908 – 1973; American)Old Yeller – The old stray dog certainly is ugly and a thieving rascal, but out here on the Texas frontier a dog is a good companion, especially with Dad away on a cattle drive. Publication 1956.Jack London (1876 – 1916; American)The Call of the Wild – A domesticated dog, Buck, is kidnapped and sold to gold hunters. To survive he has to learn to listen to the call of the wild and learn the ways of his wolf ancestors. Eventually, he falls into the ownership of John Thornton, whose life Buck saves twice. Publication 1903.White Fang – A half wolf – half dog is nearly destroyed by the vicious cruelty of men. If you have not yet discovered the “WHOLE STORY” Publications you should check them out. They provide information and pictures about the time and place in which the story is set.The Sea Wolf Publication 1904.Esther Forbes (1891 – 1968; American)Johnny Tremain – Johnny is an apprentice to a silversmith in Boston (not Paul Revere) in the days just prior to the American Revolution. An accident ends his apprenticeship. In the days following his accident he meets Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and many other men of history. Publication 1944.Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745; Anglo-Irish)Gulliver’s Travels – Lemuel Gulliver travels to a series of very unusual and heretofore unknown lands. In one place he is a giant compared to the Lilliputians. In another, he is the size of a mouse compared to the people he finds. He also finds a floating island and a place where intelligent horses are served by humanoids. Publication 1726. This was made into a movie starring Ted Danson.Daniel Defoe (1660 – 1731; English)Robinson Crusoe – Crusoe finds himself stranded on an uncharted island off the coast of South America for nearly 30 years. He must find food, shelter, and clothing. He survives because of his faith in God. Many years after landing on the island, he saves a man named, Friday, who is about to be eaten by cannibals and Friday becomes Crusoe’s faithful servant. Publication 1719.Johann Wyss (1743 – 1848; Swiss)Swiss Family Robinson – Fritz, Ernest, Jack, Franz, Mother, and Father survive a shipwreck and find themselves stranded on a deserted island near New Guinea. Being a religious family they offer thanks to God for all that he has provided. They salvage all that they can from the ship. They build a tree house for protection from wild animals, find food, make candles from berries, bread from roots, and a canoe from a tree. They face snakes, wolves, bears, and a lion, but are doing quite well until they discover a way to leave the island. Who will go? Who will stay? This was made into a movie a very long time ago. Publication 1812.Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894; Scot)Treasure Island – Young Jim Hawkins, an innkeeper’s son, finds a treasure map among the belongings of a dead seaman. Pirates seek that very map and Jim finds himself in quite a predicament. On board ship, Jim overhears Long John Silver’s plans for mutiny. This has also been made into a movie. Publication 1883.Kidnapped – Young David Balfour went to visit his uncle after his father’s death. Uncle Ebenezer wants to steal the boy’s inheritance and won’t stop at murder. David is soon kidnapped and on board a ship facing a life of slavery. The story is set in 18th century Europe. Publication 1886.Jules Verne (1828 – 1905; French)Around the World in Eighty Days – Phineas Fogg tries to make his way around the globe in 80 days in order to win a bet of 20,000 pounds. He is accompanied on his journey by a servant and they implore all sorts of modes of travel (elephant, sled, balloon, etc.). Publication 1873.Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea – Professor Aronnax leads an expedition attempting to destroy a giant sea monster. Their efforts with harpoons are futile and the men find themselves in the water. Later, they are captured by the enigmatic Captain Nemo on his underwater vessel, the Nautilus. Publication 1870. The movie starred a rather young Kirk Douglas.Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936; English)The Jungle Book – A boy is lost in the jungle of India and adopted by a family of wolves. Publication 1894.Just So Stories – Publication 1902.Captains Courageous – Harvey Cheyne is a spoiled rich teenager who considers himself above the manual labor aboard the ship. Then he falls overboard and his rescued by a fisherman who insists he earn his keep. Publication 1897.Scott O’Dell (1898 – 1989; American)The Black Pearl – Ramon and his father seek pearls of the coast of Baja, California. Ramon dreams of finding a valuable black pearl, but he also thinks of the monster of the deep, Manta Diablo. When he does find a black pearl he is warned that to keep it risks the wrath of the monster. Publication 1967.Island of the Blue Dolphins – This is the true story of an Indian girl, Karana, who spent 18 years alone on an island off the coast of California. Publication 1960.Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896 – 1953; American)The Yearling – This story is set in the backwoods of Florida in the 1860’s. A twelve year old boy, Jody Baxter, raises an orphaned fawn, bu

Do you have any children’s book recommendations.

I’m going to the library sometime this week, and I want to check out some books for my younger brother and sister. My brother is seven years old and a beginning reader. I don’t want one that is too long he’d get frustrated trying to read, or one with all pictures either. He’s in the first grade. My sister is nine…

When I was a child, I loved A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson. It has poems which are easy to understand as well as lovely illustrations. I remember never growing tired of it. In fact, I still have my old copy. Check Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Childs-Garden-Vers… to get an idea about it.Your brother might enjoy:-Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg http://www.amazon.com/Jumanji-Chris-Van-…-Curious George by H. A. Rey http://www.amazon.com/Curious-George-H-R…-The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein http://www.amazon.com/Giving-Tree-Shel-Silverstein/dp/0060256656/ref=pd_sim_b_1-The Little Engine That Could: The Complete, Original Edition by Watty Piper http://www.amazon.com/Little-Engine-That-Could-Complete/dp/0448405202/ref=pd_sim_b_9-Though, perhaps, more for a girl: Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans http://www.amazon.com/Madeline-Reissue-Ludwig-Bemelmans-Illustrator/dp/0670445800/ref=pd_sim_b_19-The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter (there are some great illustrated versions)-Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne http://www.amazon.com/Winnie-Pooh-80th-Anniversary-Milne/dp/0525477683/ref=pd_sim_b_3-The Umbrella by Jan Brett (and others by Jan Brett)-Aesop’s Fables: A Classic Illustrated Edition by Aesop (making sure you get an illustrated version)-Fairy Tales from Hans Christian Andersen: A Classic Illustrated Edition by Hans Christian Andersen (making sure you get an illustrated version & one that includes the complete tales)-The Real Mother Goose (also get an illustrated version like http://www.amazon.com/Real-Mother-Goose-Illustrated-Press/dp/1406550086/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1223938106&sr=1-1 )-The Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne-The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli http://www.amazon.com/Door-Wall-Books-Young-Readers/dp/0440227798/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1223937562&sr=1-1(You may want to check the “Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought” section of Amazon under each book, too.)Your sister may like some more classic stories. For instance:-A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett-Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett-The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett-Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin-Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter-Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers-Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie-The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum-Black Beauty by Anna Sewell-Heidi by Johanna Spyri-Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge-some of E. Nesbit’s books like The Story of the Treasure Seekers, The Railway Children, The Enchanted Castle (and others)-The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney-Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (and others of hers like Little Men, Jo’s Boys, Eight Cousins, Rose in Bloom, A Garland for Girls, Jack and Jill, An Old Fashioned Girl, Under the Lilacs)-Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery (and others of hers, including the rest of the series)-National Velvet by Enid Bagnold-The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis-The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (might be a bit old, but she may like it)-Stuart Little by E.B. White-Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White (and others)She may also enjoy:-Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh-Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo (and others of hers)-Coraline by Neil Gaiman-Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl-The Mystery of the Crimson Ghost by Phyllis A. Whitney (She also wrote some other suspense stories for younger people.)-Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink-The Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder-The Wicked, Wicked Ladies in the Haunted House by Mary Chase-The Courage of Sara Noble by Alice Dalgleish-The Market Square Dog by James Herriot-The Wrinkle in Time series by Madeleine L’EngleI believe I was younger than your sister is now when I first read Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. I didn’t appreciate the satire aspect of the book, but still I loved it. Just something for you to consider…There are so many more that could be mentioned, but I hope I helped a bit.

What are good books to read.

Okay I’m 16 years old and really enjoy reading. I read all types of books and really enjoy getting lost in a different world. I’m what assholes would consider a nerd because I like to read. Do y’all have any suggestions because lately I have just been coming up empty

Hm, I am an avid reader as well. So you say you like getting lost in different worlds. May I suggestCall it Courage by Armstrong Sperry: A historical book that takes places on an island in the South Pacific before Europeans came and focuses on a young boy who is cowardly and goes on an adventure to become braver. I’m sure you’ll love it!The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen: A semi-autobiographical tale following a young man named Lucian Taylor as he recalls his dreamy childhood living in rural wales and the strange, often surreal experiences and dreams he has while wandering the pastoral countryside. It later focuses on him trying to make a living as a writer in London.Holes by Louis Sachar: A well-written, mysterious, magical novel about a kid named Stanley Yelnats who is sent to Camp Green Lake because he supposedly stole a pair of sneakers from a homeless shelter. Camp Green Lake is a juvenile correctional facility where the kids are forced to dig holes all day in the hot sun. He soon finds out that there is a reason behind it, despite what the camp counselors say, and that it is all tied to the history of Green Lake and Stanley’s own family.Hatchet by Gary Paulsen: A survival story about a teenage boy who is stranded in the Canadian Wilderness after the plane he was flying on crash lands near an isolated lake. Very gripping, engaging, suspenseful novel and a true classic.My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George: A survival story about a boy named Sam Gribley who runs away from his home in New York City to his great-grandfather’s abandoned farm in the Catskills. It focuses on him overcoming many obstacles including a snowstorm, and how he makes a home in a hollowed out tree. It also focuses on his life before leaving for the Catskills. Highly Recommended.The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H.P. Lovecraft: A high fantasy story focusing on Randolph Carter who is an adventurous young man who has recurring dreams of a marvelous beautiful city beyond space and longs to go to this wonderful place but cannot find anyone who can show him the way, the novella focuses on him trying to find this beautiful place while voyaging across weird and grotesque lands and kingdoms and meeting bizarre and fantastic creatures and other beings.The Arabian Nights: A collection of stories from the Ancient Middle East that contains such iconic tales as Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and the Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor. You will love it.Also recommend: Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King, Weaveworld by Clive Barker, Coraline by Neil Gaiman, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift, and the A Series of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snicket.

Question about Holes.

I’m having questions about this story.1.Are the yellow spotted lizards real or are they fake?(I’m asking this because i’ve heard that they are not real.)2.If they are not real then why did the director choose them to make the story unrealistic?3.I this story a true story?4.HOw long does it take…

1.) No, they are not real, but there are lizards that resemble the ones in ‘Holes’. And there was a dinosaur that resembled the lizard as well.2.) The director of the movie was just following what Louis Sachar wrote in the book. Many authors take creative liberties when the real-world lacks the enemy/beast/disease/etc. that our story lines call for.3.) Nope.4.) See answers 1-3.

Writers & Readers: Is it okay to have short chapters.

The chapters of my book that I am writing are pretty short-looking. I’m writing in on my laptop’s “Wordpad” program, so it doesn’t exactly tell me how many pages it is or anything. I will probably edit and add more later on, I always do. But are short chapters okay?The people I showed it…

Don’t be discouraged of your book just because some people told you that your chapters are too short. Short chapters isn’t a problem, many famous authors write short chapters in their stories, like Louis Sachar and a lot other writers–they have short chapters in the books they wrote. Authors write short chapters so readers can understand things easily and so diffferent conversations in books can be seperated clearly.

Any good books.

I am 12 y/o and i am very mature and i like to read.What books do you recommend?I am a very open minded person i like a range of things.Please describe the book so i know if its worth reading thanks thanks thanks =]

Hi,Picking books for a 12 year old is quite difficult without being offensive it depends on your intelligence, as let’s face it – it can really vary for 12 year olds.I’ve drawn up two lists, depending on the type of person you are, how mature your reading is already. Both sets are suitable for a young reader but some are just more heavy going.Books that are challenging and openminded without being too demanding/depressing/scary…1.Sophies World2.To Kill a mockingbird3.Jane Eyre4. Of Mice and Men5. The Member of the Wedding6. The lady’s number 1 detective agencyIf your really to try something ‘openminded’ and a bit challenging then;”Cloud Atlas” by David mitchell.”Never let me Go.” Kazou Ishigaro”Memoirs of a Geisha” Arthur Golden”Lord of the Flies” William Golding”The Doors of his face, The Lamps of his Mouth” Roger Zelanzy”The mosquito Coast” Paul Theoreaux”Holes” Louis Sachar”The Curious Incidnet of the Dog in the Night-time.” Mark Haddon.Have a read of the reviews on Amazon or pop to your library. Ideally, read as many as you can, you will gain a lot from the books and you’ll be amazed how good reading can make you write better/think better/ reason better…If you just read one make it To Kill a Mocking Bird. It is a excellent novel that is a plea for racial tolerance, you’re at the perfect age to read it. I guarantee you’ll love it no matter what your taste in books.

How funny do you think this would be in 11th grade.

Writing a book report like this:After reading Holes by Louis Sachar I am full of thoughts. Never before have I thought the thoughts that I am now thinking. And the feelings I am feeling are surely a result of those thoughts.The lead character in Holes was, I truly beieve, the most important person. At the…

Is your assignment to be funny with the report? Because I find that teachers don’t appreciate humor in reports; they feel like you are mocking the assignment. I would try to write a serious report, or your grade may end up as something you aren’t particularly happy about.

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  1. Any books by Eoin Colfer would be good. His main series is ‘Artemis Fowl’ which is about a 12year old criminal genius who gets involved with LEPrecons. ‘Half Moon Investigations’ and ‘The Supernaturalist’ are also very good.A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L’Engle – this is a science fiction-fantasy blend. All of her books are riveting. They will stretch your mind and keep you so interested you may forget to eat or sleep!! She has at least 10-15 more you’ll enjoy, I think.nightmare mountainI think short chapters are alright! Some books have chapters that are only a page or two long. And even if you’ve got some long chapters in there, it’s always nice to have some variety. Some of my chapters are definitely short.I think for your age group a few good books to read are:And it’s a FREE read.

  2. In the 1970’s when Albom was a student, Morrie was his favorite professor and they regularly spent time together outside of classes. Sadly, after he graduated Albom lost touch with his old professor and he did not hear from him until years later, while he was in his 30’s, by pure chance.definetly read Saving Lily. definetly. i mean it!

  3. Expecting Adam, BeckBridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson *sisters Grimmgregor the overlander s. collinsQuestors j. lennonWell, I hope you like these books…..

  4. but we he make the journeywhat could go wrong w. d. robertsalso the magic tree house my sister loves those

  5. -the subtle knifeAnd maybe the ‘Animorphs’ series by K.A. Applegate as well, I think. It’s about a group of kids who meet a fading alien and gain the ability to turn into animals to fight the evil Yeerks.Though Jean Craighead George does an awesome story about a 14?year old boy named Sam Gribley who decides to run away from home to live in the forest. It reads a little like a journal and is very very good. It’s called ‘My Side of the Mountain’.West with the Night, Beryl MarkhamOn The Run g. kormanWell they might be a little old for your age, but I loved the “Summer boys” series books. They were amazing and I couldn’t put them down! I’d say give them a try, they are pretty easy to read also.

  6. Not funny at all. You’ll look like an idiot. Why be the class clown? Do you want to become a failure at life?

  7. it depends on what you like to read, when i was around 12 or 13 i read gone with the wind and loved it. the princess diaries series or twilight series if you haven’t already read it as popular as it is. i really liked the book to kill a mockingbird too. hope that helped

  8. All thoughs books have STRONG story lines and are amazing so if you can handle it GO FOR IT they are truely amazing

  9. SuperFreakonomics, Levitt- Graceful Reflections- Bras & BroomsticksSamuel Blinks and the forbidden forestsThe Stand by Stephen King (a disease spreads, leaving about 1% of the population left, who must choose between good and evil to recivilize the world.)The Witch Trade m. mollyElla Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine*-artemis fowlThe Master of Lucid Dreams, KharitidiYes, I have seen James Patterson do it i his novels, A chapter can be a page or two, but I think that’s because his novels are plot driven so the action is fast paced. The best thing to do is look at chapters lengths of other books in the same genre you are writing.

  10. Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz (About Odd, a 20 year old fry cook, who can see ghosts. It’s a series of 6, but only 5 have come out)

  11. I would personally think that it will not be very amusng to the teachers…… However I will say that to my extent if I were to rate this it would most certaintly be a 6 this is because the wording is still mature if one will want to go to the extreme one will use childish words. I hope this helps!!

  12. warriors erin hunterI love the book The Hard Times Jar by Ethel Footman Smothers for your sister. It’s a cultural book and very cute. If you are down with reading with them you can look into Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Lois Lenski’s Indian Captive, Judith Viorst’s Super-Completely and Totally the Messiest, and my personal favorite, Marcus Pfister’s The Rainbow Fish.

  13. Gary Paulson does a lot of good short books. I personally was fond of the ‘Hatchet’. About a young teen whose plane crashes and he has to survive in the wilderness with only a hatchet and little else. There are several sequels.

  14. -The Clique: A NovelBecause of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo*I read “Because of Winn Dixie” When I was going into 6th grade and it’s still my all time favorite book.

  15. heres the blurb from the book:Edit: “Painful,” thanks for reminding me about Alexander and the…etc. All of Judith Viorst’s books are great.

  16. it’s a perfectly working link, no scam!During these lost years Albom became a sports writer and presenter, obsessed with work and money. One night in 1995 he was flicking through the TV channels when he heard the host of ABC Nightline programme discussing about Morrie. This is how he learnt that his olf professor was dying and he promptly got back in touch.-a little princess by frances Burnett (it is not at all girly)A Child Called It—–will make you cry so be preparedThe Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth, Alexandra Robbins

  17. This Lullaby, Dreamland, Just Listen, by Sarah DessenThere’s no set length for chapters. Some people – for example, Gore Vidal, are fond of one page chapters. I find that a tad brief, but if it works, you can’t argue with success. And Vidal is a very successful author.

  18. Pobody’s Nerfect, seriously if you can find it it’s a gem.Outliers, Gladwellenjoy!These are just a few but i hope they help!

  19. Danger on Panther Peak (also exciting)I’d also suggest the ‘Alex Rider’ series by Anthony Horowitz. It’s about a 14year old who discovers that his late uncle and guardian was with the M16 and then gets recruited himself to finish his uncle’s investigation.goose girlthe 13th reality James DashnerYou’ve got a ways to go to punch that up into something funny.Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers_____First Frost-short intro to others(Others Out) by Jennifer EstepThe Wayside School series by Louis SacharWell, hope this helps! good luck with ur search

  20. The Adventurer’s Guide, Jack Wheelerlightning thiefKeeper of the nightBlack List, ThorI downloaded Treasure Seekers for free here: http://j.mp/1ub8LogHenry and Mudge the dog series by Cynthia RylantWatch Your Dreams, ColtonLittle House on the Prairie, in the Big Woods,etc by L. I. Wilder[DELDUP()]The Kidnappers w. d. robertsThe Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien – This trilogy is my all time favorite. As good as the movies were, the books are even better. It is fantasy literature at its best. It will keep you completely spellbound.Forgive My Fins(Others Out) by Tera Lynn Childs_____Legacy(Others Out) by Cayla Kluverthe dark hills divideWrite them to whoever your target audience is. It is important that the book flows and stays in one language. If it is being written in English, keep it that way.

  21. Replay by Ken Grimwood (about a guy who relives his life starting from college, with all knowledge of the future)- Lucky Tcandy shop war b. mullBalto and the Great RaceDead Souls, Gogol

  22. the catcher in the rye. it’s easy enough, written about teenagers afterall. if you read at least modern classics from a young age you’re destined to go far

  23. if being the class clown doesn’t come naturally to you, which it clearly doesn’t since you’re asking for advice on Yahoo Answers, then don’t try. Just focus on getting decent grades so you can get into a good college and make decent money and have a good adult life. And you’re reading Holes in 11th grade? damn, we read Holes in 4th grade in my school district.

  24. Those are all books my 12-year-old sister loved to read. She has them on a list. I stared the ones i like. I’m 17. ^^

  25. For the 3rd grader maybe try the Judy Moody series–fun school related stories but not as juvenile as Junie B. They are by Megan MacDonald. Or try David Adler’s Cam Jansen series–easy mysteries.Full Black, ThorThe Man Who Was Thursday, ChestertonThe Cat Who Could Read Backwards, Braun”Discworld is a comedic fantasy book series by the British author Terry Pratchett, set on the Discworld, a flat world balanced on the backs of four elephants which, in turn, stand on the back of a giant turtle,[1] Great A’Tuin. The books frequently parody, or at least take inspiration from, J. R. R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, H. P. Lovecraft and William Shakespeare, as well as mythology, folklore and fairy tales, often using them for satirical parallels with current cultural, technological and scientific issues.” -WikipediaThis book is also unique because it turns nonfiction into fiction and fiction into nonfiction. Quite a twist.The tunnels series. Tunnels, Deeper, Freefall, Closer, Spiral, and Terminal (the final book) comes this summer

  26. But, I can make some recommendations. For your sister, try Louis Sachar’s “Sideways Stories from Wayside School” books. They’re very funny. She could probably also manage the Series of Unfortunate Events books by Lemony Snicket. Beverly Cleary would be another good author for her. Jon Sciezska writes great spoofs of classic fairy tales, like “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs” and “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales.” They’re really funny.sandry’s bookI have a website about children’s books and the link is below.The Story of Dr. Doolittle and Voyages of Dr. DoolittleOne breath away – Heather GudenkaufThe Idiot, Dostoyevskya wrinkle in time is a good book

  27. spyhunt m. a. bellGossamerIt doesn’t matter how many pages it is,Chronicles of Narnia by C S Lewistotally Joethe magic halfI’m a book reader, and these are only some of my books. Enjoy!dragon slippersThe Bears on Hemlock Mt.For your brother:

  28. -books by P.G WodehouseAlso, the “Ramona Quimby” series were favorites in third grade. They were written by Beverly Cleary, and they are wonderful.You don’t translate names between languages, so it’d be the same no matter what language you write it in.

  29. -the faraway tree seriesMaybe work some puns into the mix – try running some of your words through a thesaurus (like m-w.com). Start with the obvious “hole” (see link below) and that will give you some ideas and words to work into your report.

  30. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell-books by Enid Blyton like:(these books never get old no matter how many times you read it…..they live on forever)-a trilogy by Philip pullmanLong Walk, RawiczThe Railway Children by E. Nesbitalso, by James Fry is A million little pieces…not sure if it would be ok for a 12yr old…but absolutely amazingly written book about a mans recovery from addiction. i was totally addicted to the book myself and couldnt put it down.He’d probably also like the ‘Discworld’ series by Terry Pratchett but I’ve found it somewhat difficult to locate in stores but your local library will probably have it.The Neverending Story, EndeLassie Come HomeNot one bit. I mean don’t have a page as one chapter have like two or three pages. if you edit later its fine

  31. A Wrinkle in Time, L’EngleLovely Bones by Alice Sebold is amazing and keeps you very in to it.where the wild things are by maurice sendak is a classic. look for caldecott or newberry award winners . these are awards given to the best in childrens books. one i cant remember which is for illustraion the other is for story.

  32. Tree Shepherd’s Daughter, Summersthat was a bit about the storyMy best suggestion–ask the librarian who is there! Hope you get some good books.Island g. kormanAnne of Green Gables, by L. M. Montgomery – there are 8 books in this series and they are so funny and really good. They are set in Canada in the 1930’s I think. I’ve re-read them so many times even as a grown up. She has other book series too that are also great.

  33. one more is Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom:Sorry, but I’d have to give it a 1. It’s not funny, it just makes you sound like you didn’t read the book. In 11th grade, it’s great to have fun, but don’t try to make a joke out of an assignment. The only way to be funny is if you are. You can’t just make up jokes, they just come naturally. I just say a couple things that I’ve laughed at myself and people laugh. Maybe try that, watch some comedians on YouTube and turn it into your own style. I don’t know how much sense that just made, but hopefully you got what I was saying. Just don’t try to be the class clown, or it’ll come out sounding forced.

  34. Frindle by Andrew ClementsIn the midst of a sudden spring snowstorm, an unknown man with a gun walks into an elementary school classroom. Outside the school, the town of Broken Branch watches and waits. Officer Meg Barrett holds the responsibility for the town’s children in her hands. Trapped in her classroom, Evelyn Oliver watches for an opportunity to rescue the children in her care. And thirteen-year-old Augie Baker will risk her own safety to protect her little brother. As tension mounts with each passing minute, the hidden fears and grudges of the small town are revealed as the people of Broken Branch race to uncover the identity of the stranger who holds their children hostage.

  35. The Selection by Keira Cass_____The Gathering(Others Out) by Kelly ArmstrongI hope all this helps. I’m trying to remember what I liked and like and what a boy would like as well. I have a sister about his age so I know what I’ve suggested to her. I hope you, and he, enjoy them! ^_^

  36. For your sister, check out ANYTHING written by Bill Wallace. Some of my favorites are:Magic Tree House series – Jack and Annie travel to all sorts of times and placesThe book of story beginningsall of Patricia Polacco’s books are wonderfulI Really really recommentd My sisters keeper by Jodi Picoult. No doubt in my mind the best book i have ever read.Amy

  37. fablehaven b. mullwell i read the giver and the sequels to that last summer when i was going into 6th grade! those are really good books.i think they have 3 sequels to the giver-discovering blue,the messenger and the gossamer

  38. those are my all time favorite books. they are all great if you like sad realistic stories. but a child called it is really really sad and if you cant handle hearing about a young boy being tragically beaten i wouldnt recomend it but if you can handle it, it is probably one of the BEST books you will ever ever read.

  39. The Path of the Higher Self, Mark Prophetprincess academyPlease ask the librarian. You’ll be very pleased with the help you’ll get, I’m sure.Long Pilgrimage, BennettSince you are going to the library, ask the children’s librarian there for some recommendations. You’ll get just the right books.-J

  40. Well, it really depends what kind of stuff you like to read, so if you could tell us that, it’d be a lot easier.

  41. For the 9 year oldI would suggest, however, to be sure that your chapters are sectioned off well. Be sure that you are dividing chapters by chapter and not just scene. Perhaps some of your chapters can be combined to make longer chapters. If really think that might be your problem if your chapters honestly not lacking anything.

  42. This is enough to get you started, you might even want to put some of these on your Christmas Wish list, if you do that sort of thing. Happy reading, my friend!!

  43. Dead girls dont write lettersA Dog Called Kitty (sad, funny, and exciting)Jigsaw Jones Detective seriesPaper Towns, GreenIn a Sunburned Country, Bryson

  44. -alfred kroppSixty years later, Arthur’s Daunghter Allie sets sail single-handed in a yacht sesignded by her father, derermind to find his long los sister in england. Can her family LOve stretch across time and the vastness of the oceans? And will threads of Arthurs life finally come togetherBud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul CurtisrunemarksTo Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee – this is almost too adult for your age but it is a wonderful book about a family in a small southern town. The father is a lawyer and has to take on a controversial defendant. Much of the story is seen through the eyes of the daughter, Scout.The Worst Journey in the World, Cherry-Garrarddragon rider-the golden compass

  45. Ghost Flower by Michelle Jaffe_____The Goddess Test(Others Out) by Aimee Cartersaving lily by peg kerhet-the amber spyglass

  46. Treasure Seekers: Follow the Ghosts is one of the funniest games in the logical challenges and objects collection genre. Discover some of its features and get hooked to its interesting story.

  47. The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis, There are 6 of these, much, much better than the one movie that was out last year. These are written for children, but they aren’t childish. They don’t talk down to the reader. I still enjoy them.I think that short chapters are good.Autobiography of a Yogi, YoganandaTuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitta really really great book that i just finished reading is by Sue Monk Kidd called “the secret lives of bees.” its about a little girl who runs away from her abusive dad, with her house keeper. it takes place right after the civil rights act. really amazing book.Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little, Trumpet of the SwanAnd you can never go wrong with anything by Shel Silverstein.

  48. The Devil Colony, RollinsI like short chapters. Depending on your genre, they might actually be best. When reading a thriller, no one wants long chapters that would be better suited for a fantasy or a romance. Even then modern novels have shorter chapters. If a book is really good chapter size doesn’t even matter.

  49. Cutie Pie, Don’t be too open-minded, there is a lot of garbage out here masquerading as literature!!! As far as I’ve heard you aren’t even supposed to be on Yahoo Answers yet.I would suggest the following:Short chapters aren’t a bad thing. Most commercial novels today have very, very short chapters throughout the entire thing. Actually, a huge percentage of novels today are not divided by the classic chapter structure.Most of these are young adult dystopian or fantasy. These are also only the first of series(some aren’t series). Here goes:Wow maybe people will just be laughing at your utter stupidity. Ive seen second graders with better writing skills than that. Are you sure you were reading the book or did you just use it to hit yourself on the head.

  50. Also perfect match and The Pact by the same author.THERE WERE DOZENS OF US ON THE SHIP, BOYS, GIRLS. WE WERE OF TO AUSTRALIA, IT MIGHT AS WELL BEEN THE MOON.How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long- ElsewhereWell you could read the following:They Call Me Coach, WoodenHatchet by Gary Paulsen *Amelia Bedelia books by Peggy ParishChange your environment. Join the army or something but move out and commit to something. You are surrounded by too many familiar things that keep you hopeless in chains. You could change how you view life but that’s hard without ongoing new environment causing you to create a new perspective. If you can’t just leave then make a schedule and stick to it. Surround yourself with new ppl and leave time for yourself but not too much time. Read, write, listen, watch, discover life, create a new world for yourself to live in and keep AWAY from those who bring you down until you are strong enough and thinking clearly enough to see the lies they are living by and attacking you with. I’ve struggled with anxiety and depression and had all the thots u had. movies were the only thing that calmed me and inspired me and made me feel good and gave me hope. Then I wondered “why can’t I be like those characters in the movie?” Just chill and confident. I realized how I allowed my negative fearful critical family to effect me so much. I watched other people I wanted to be like and how they handled life and difficult ppl. I realized I was believing some lies: that there’s something inherently wrong with me, I need others, I can’t handle life, I’m not equal to others, to name a few. And those beliefs were causing me to think thoughts that caused a lot of anxiety and depression. Now I realize I am my own person, I can think differently and live my life as I choose. I don’t have to be effected by others or be the person they believe me to be. I can be who i choose to be. So look at your beliefs about life, and others, and change the ones that are causing you trouble, get some perspective and the truth. This will allow who you truly are to come out bc right now you are living off of fear. Even if you are religious, you are still your own individual person and you decide how you think, speak, and act and what you believe, you have been given free will to control all of yourself. So free yourself.

  51. The Fallen Angel, Silvadrums girls and dangerous pieJane Eyre, Emma, The Mill on the Floss, Great Expectations, Tess of the d’Urbervilles.

  52. The Great Divorce, C. S. Lewis-malory towersNate the Great Detective series by Marjorie W. Sharmat-the naughtiest girl seriesCarry On, Jeeves, WodehouseThe Boxcar Children Mysteries by Gertrude C. Warner- Raisin Rodriguez and the Big Time Smoochbooks by Roald DahlFor your brother, maybe Kevin Henkes “Wemberly Worried.” His favorite book is by Jan Brett, and she has several others, all with her distinctive illustration style. He might also enjoy Patricia Palocco. There are beautiful versions of all the classic fairy tales that would be great for him.For Couples Only, Feldhahn-nancy drew-robinson crusoeHex Hall(Others Out) by Rachel Hawkins_____Firelight(Others Out) by Sophie JordanEnclave(Others Out) by Ann Aguirre_____Fallen(Others Out) by Lauren KateTempest Rising by Tracy Deebs_____Ruby Red(Others Out) by Kerstin GierHomer Price by Robert McCloskeyMysteries by Peggy Parish (Clues in the Woods, Key to the Treasure, Mystery of Hermit Dan, Pirate Island Adventure, etc.)”Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” was my favorite in first grade… and I still love it.Bridge to Terabithia, Katherine Patersonbooks about Bo the Dog by Lynn Sheffield SimmonsThe book versions of ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ are much better than the movie and are to be encouraged as well. They really are much more interesting.At age 7 your brother will likely read/enjoy books from the First Reader section and from the Picture Book area. His favorite, The Mitten, is from the folklore/fairy tale area and I’d start with other books by that awesome author Jan Brett. She has other books in the folklore/fairy section plus lots of others in the Picture book area. A few specific titles: Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens, Two of Everything by Lily Hong and No Dinner by Jessica Souhami. He might also try some First reader authors like Peggy Parrish and Cinthia Rylant. Another great fairytale author is Joseph Bruchac–try Racoon’s Last Race by him.How about a story of a youngster and his little sister who take on the Great Theologians. It starts simply, but gets more challenging as the plot thickens. “Gospel Enigma: and the Young Heretics. A fun, informative read.Hoot by Carl HiaasenOrphaned in WW11, Arthur is separated from his sister and sent to the other side of the world. There his extraordanary journey continues as his friend Marty Survive brutal captivity on a working farm find a new family with eccentic Aunty Meg and her animals, and discover their talent for designing yachts.Alone on a wide wide sea by Michael Morpurgo. 307 pagesMcCarthy’s “Moon Plane”i dont get ithes a 60 yr old mad telling his story of how when he was a child he was seperated from his sis kitty. he gets taken to austtralia and put on farm at the age o5 i think. he is a slave he meets some good people and when hes older has a daughter and plans a trip bak to england to find his long lost sister and find our what the key means (when he left his sis she gave him a key- he calls it the lucky key)The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit

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