We’re finishing up our unit study on advertising and haven’t started our next American History Club reading, so it’s a light week for books. It didn’t help I got sick and didn’t have the energy to do much for a couple of days. We’ll be starting something new next week, and I’ll have good book then after going to the main library today.
First up is The Stonekeeper (Amulet, Book 1) by Kazu Kibuishi. This has some great artwork, which is why we picked it up in the first place. It’s got a typical Disney start – father dies, mother tries to make a new start with her kids in the old family house. Then, it takes a fantastical twist as the mother ends up taken by monsters and the kids have to rescue her. Great art, and a plot that leaves you wanting the next book. Luckily, there is one.
The other graphic novel we picked up was Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 by David Peterson. I’ve heard about Mouse Guard before, and it really is as good as I’ve heard. The author sets up a society of mice, with the guards trying to protect the villages and towns from the predators. There’s a traitor who wants to overthrow the guard and set up a supreme monarchy, but the guard manages to squash the rebellion.
And those are the books to share with Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers’ Weekly Wrap-Up.
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