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Around the World in Eighty Days
Jules Verne, Brian W. Aldiss, Michael Glencross
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy
Karen Foxlee
OPEN
David Price
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
Sam Kean
Teaching Visual Literacy: Using Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Anime, Cartoons, and More to Develop Comprehension and Thinking Skills
Nancy Frey
Engaging the Eye Generation: Visual Literacy Strategies for the K-5 Classroom
Johanna Riddle
Visual Literacy: Learn to See, See to Learn
Lynell Burmark
So Far from the Sea - Eve Bunting, Chris K. Soentpiet A family's visit to a Japanese Relocation Camp, and consequently grandfather's grave. Illustrations switch from present to past; all faces wear the same angry, almost vacant expression. The mood is appropriately serious and somber (as are the illustrations). However I don't believe the emotion of the 7 year old toward the relocation camp; simply too strong for someone so young, even if mom and dad frequently speak of their childhood experiences. It seems forced. Perhaps I haven't met a 7 year old as mature as Laura? I don't disagree that this story needs to be told, I'm just not in love with the end product.