Thursday, December 3, 2009

Regarding the Fountain

Most Recently Read Book:

Regarding the Fountain: A tale in Letters, of Liars and Leaks

By Katie Klise

My friend Kathy told me about this book when we were talking about The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society because it is an epistolary, which is a story told through letters or other documents. Isn't that cool?

This book is a youth novel that is also an epistolary. There are actually other books in this series but about different topics. Regarding the Fountain centers on Dry Creek Middle School and their need for a new drinking fountain. Letters to back and forth between the principal and a fountain designer, officials in the town, the 5th grade students in Mr. Sam N.'s class. It's a really fun story. There are tons of puns throughout the book and it turns into a mystery so there are lots of great opportunities to infer about the characters. I'm excited to use this with my students!


Kathy Lou said...

You get a gold star for using epistolary! This word will not stick in my brain.

Lindy said...

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If that doesn't work let me know... it was a swap swapping fabric YO-YOs..........!!!!

Hope you are well and getting ready for the holly-days!

...scatter joy...