Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Kids Book: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

This tale is about a young boy named Peter, who is 9 years old.

He lives with his wonderful parents, turtle named Dribble, and the tiny terror of a little brother, Fudge. Every one thinks Fudge is so sweet, and adorable, but that is all a lie. Fudge doesn't mean for it to be like that, but he can't stop himself, And peter is always in second place. When a stranger meets him, it is all good, but once they meet his little brother, it is just as well as they forget all about him. Fudge has a horrible attitude, but still his mother spoils him silly. Year after year it is the same, opportunity getting past by him to Fudge, and how many times can he get in trouble for doing something or another that Fudge did, but his mother is to busy babying him to notice.

Can Peter handle being in second place any longer or will he explode?

This book is very good and for kids that have siblings you can really understand. I am some what older now and i still enjoy this book and the rest of the series. My brother really likes the books also and it is a shocker because he is not into reading many books.

Judy Bloom had let us for years enjoy her talent of telling story's, from kid books now and then to adult and teen novels. I suggest this book to any one with kids or without them, but it is more likely that you read this book with them.


North and South, By Elizabeth Gaskell

North and South, is a great masterpiece of Elizabeth Gaskell. She is with sturdy standards, and when she puts her mind to it her work can really succeed. Her words are like pictures, although she has some depressing novels, which can make it more sad.

This book is one of my favorite, and after reading the book you should (if you like it) watch the movie. One thing i really like about this book is that each chapter begins with a poem, from ANON to Midsummer night's dream.

North and South is taken place in the mid-19th century England, and is about a Miss. Margaret Hale, the daughter of a preacher. She dearly loves her home in Helstone, but as it comes to be a most disturbing surprise, her father Mr. Hale, forced to uproot his family, in which they move to the smoky industrial town of Milton, as a decision of his conscience. Their circumstance is horrible on arrival, but as their saviour Mr. Hale's friend Mr. Bell provides the Hale's with a house and work for Mr. Hale.

But that does not change the fact that Margaret's mother is not taking very well to their location, Physically and emotionally.

This book is very equipped with the wonders and horrors of life in that time, and the pride that is in every one. Her father is subjected to many tales of gossip, but proves to be strong with the help of his loving and strong daughter. His Job provides little income, but it provides. He is a teacher, privately and locally, although Margaret confesses that many in this town have no wish to be there, and their uneducated pride assures that. Gossip is explicit and rapid but no one cares for anyone but themselves, it is a man's world.

She is introduced to one of the mill owners, Mr. John Thornton, who is one of her fathers star pupil, and he is at once whom she dislikes. Miss. Margaret Hale, has her project in learning the proper etiquette of Milton, and to better teach herself she offers herself as friends of the mill workers.

She can see the difference of her well educated friends and the poor mill workers, who all the same act as very good and the best of friends. And then there is the difference of Margaret and Mr. John Thornton who can't seem to agree on anything, weather it is about the north and south, or strikes in general.

This book can relate even now, reflecting mostly on 3 factors. Religious beliefs, and how conscience motives can press you to direct your morels in different ways. Then the raging abuse of unfeeling navy mutiny, and how the system of the government can prove to be far from the justice which most in government say they have. And the industrial enviorment, how it can change suddenly or deliberately, by men and women.

Margaret finds so much to contrast and debate with, but realizes that even she does not know everything. This book is not with out very sad trials, and in fact it has a very sad and an affect to many readers or views. But as i do note, it concludes happily.

It is a very Brilliant and reflecting novel,



Hello dear friend,
whats up?
Guess what. I got sick again. It is such a drag. I don't know how it happened, usually it only happens like every some other months. Its to early.
Well it is done with, and i can go back to normal life. Wait is that a good thing?
So i got all your posts, and thank you very much for "following me", but i don't think i can follow you. I can't seem to know how.
Did you get my letter yet?

Hear this, last night my brother went with his friends to see "Bolt" at the movie theaters, and they went back and he was gonna have a sleep over. We get this call from him. It happened like this, His friend has a Bebe gun and they start playing with it inside the house, and it's my brothers turn and accidentally the trigger snaps, and a Bebe fly's out and hit the screen of his friends fathers laptop.
So now their is a hole in the screen. Poor brother, he's gonna have to pay for a new laptop. I will try to help.

Well write soon, Yours faithfully