Student Review: The Magic Doll: A Children’s Book Inspired by African Art by by Adrienne Yabouza (Author), Élodie Nouhen (Illustrator)
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One of my book clubs, Squad, finished Twenty Gold Falcons by Amy Gordon. Here is their great discussion.
AS: Better than expected. I thought it would be just this ordinary adventure story, but it had a lot of twists, it wasn’t just about the treasure, it was about more than that. It was about her heritage.
KN: I thought it was really good, I didn’t expect it to be this interesting. About ⅓ of the way through it was interesting.
CC: I thought it was interesting, like AS said, it was better than expected.
KI: I had already read it, but it was good to read for the smaller details and so I could remember the story better.
AS: Home is where the heart is.
KI: Sharing is caring.
All: They share at the end.
KN: She gave it away to five or six people to people who needed money.
AS: A bunch of different stuff.
CC: Don’t judge too quickly.
AS: A lot of aha moments when they figured out clues.
CC: Words of the wiser.
AS and CC: A lot of again and agains with the mention of birds. The coins had falcons, the bird lady, falcons at the top of the building.
KI: What do with the falcons?
KN: Decide if she wants to go back home and live on the farm again or stay.
KI: Our age (6th grade).
CC: Like Sherlock Holmes
AS: Maybe 4th-5th graders too.
KI: Yeah, I read it in fifth grade.
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