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Literature Super Pack: Term 1

Literature Super Pack: Term 1


Purchase one term (16 weeks) of literature classes for only $10.25/session! This includes:


Clever Mischief (4 weeks)

Homer Price, by Robert McCloskey:

Welcome to Centerburg! Where you can win a hundred dollars by eating all the doughnuts you want; where houses are built in a day; and where a boy named Homer Price can foil four slick bandits using nothing but his wits and pet skunk. The comic genius of Robert McCloskey and his wry look at small-town America never fails to keep readers in stitches throughout the book!


Henry Huggins, by Beverly Cleary:

In the first novel from Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary, boys and girls alike will be charmed instantly by an average boy whose life is turned upside down when he meets a lovable puppy with a nose for mischief. Just as Henry Huggins is complaining that nothing exciting ever happens, a friendly dog sits down beside him and looks pleadingly at his ice-cream cone. From that moment on, the two are inseparable. But when Ribsy's original owner appears, trying to reclaim his dog, Henry's faced with the possibility of losing his new best friend. Has Klickitat Street seen the last of rambunctious Ribsy?


Homer and Henry may seem similar, but they face completely different predicaments! Homer must figure out how to eat numerous amounts of doughnuts and Henry wants a new pet. Have you ever wanted a new pet? Or broken a doughnut machine? We will discover what clever mischief really is and what constitutes it through the adventures in these two books! You won’t want to miss it!


Land of Happy Imagination (4 weeks)

The Last of The Really Great Whangdoodles, by Julie Andrews:

The Whangdoodle was once the wisest, the kindest, and the most extraordinary creature in the world. Then he disappeared and created a wonderful land for himself and all the other remarkable animals—the ten-legged Sidewinders, the little furry Flukes, the friendly Whiffle Bird, and the treacherous, "oily" Prock. It was an almost perfect place where the last of the really great Whangdoodles could rule his kingdom with "peace, love and a sense of fun"—apart from and forgotten by people.


But not completely forgotten. Professor Savant believed in the Whangdoodle. And when he told the three Potter children of his search for the spectacular creature, Lindy, Tom, and Ben were eager to reach Whangdoodleland.


With the Professor's help, they discovered the secret way. But waiting for them was the scheming Prock, who would use almost any means to keep them away from his beloved king. Only by skill and determination were the four travelers able to discover the last of the really great Whangdoodles and grant him his heart's desire.


In this class we will talk about our incredible imagination and the wonders it can hold! Imagination is essential to creativity and problem solving. Whether it is sparked by art, music, nature, outer space, or something else, the imagination is always used while reading. There is no better way to expand one’s own imagination than through a book like The Last of The Really Great Whangdoodles! Be sure not to leave your imagination behind!


Courage in Dangerous Times (4 weeks)

The Matchlock Gun, by Walter D. Edmonds:

In 1756, New York State was still a British colony, and the French and the Indians were constant threats to Edward and his family. When his father was called away to watch for a raid from the north, only Edward was left to protect Mama and little Trudy. His father had shown him how to use the huge matchlock gun, an old Spanish gun that was twice as long as he was, but would Edward be able to handle it if trouble actually came?


Snow Treasure, by Marie McSwigan:

In the bleak winter of 1940, Nazi troops parachuted into Peter Lundstrom's tiny Norwegian village and held it captive. Nobody thought the Nazis could be defeated—until Uncle Victor told Peter how the children could fool the enemy. It was a dangerous plan. They had to slip past Nazi guards with nine million dollars in gold hidden on their sleds. It meant risking their country's treasure—and their lives. This classic story of how a group of children outwitted the Nazis and sent the treasure to America has captivated generations of readers.


Having courage is not always easy. So, how can we find courage in dangerous times? The answer to that question is what we will discover during class. As we take a close look at two children’s actions during their own dangerous times, we will discover what gives them courage, and what prevents them from giving up. Join us as we make courage our constant companion!


Amazing Animal Adventures (4 weeks)

The Mouse and the Motorcycle, by Beverly Cleary:

When the ever-curious Ralph the mouse spots Keith's red toy motorcycle, he vows to ride it. So when Keith leaves the bike unattended in his room one day, Ralph makes his move. But with all this freedom (and speed!) comes lots of obstacles. Whether dodging a rowdy terrier or keeping his nosy cousins away from his new wheels, Ralph has a lot going on! And with a pal like Keith always looking out for him, there's nothing this little mouse can't handle.


Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, by Rudyard Kipling:

Here is the thrilling story of Rikki, a fearless young mongoose who finds himself locked in a life-and-death struggle to protect a boy and his parents from Nag and Nagaina, the two enormous cobras who stalk the gardens outside the family’s home in India. Nobel Prize winner Rudyard Kipling’s timeless masterpiece has been lovingly passed from one generation of readers to the next. This is a tale that will win the hearts of young and old alike


Animals are curious creatures, but they can also be kind and protective! It’s time to watch and learn as we read how a mouse and a mongoose face the inevitable challenges that life brings them in very different parts of the world.


  • Day and Time: Wednesdays, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
  • Bundle Duration: 16 Weeks
  • Dates: September 13, 2023 - January 31, 2024
    • Fall Break: November 20 -24, 2023
    • Winter Break: December 11, 2023 - January 7, 2024
  • Recommended for: Ages 6+ / Grades 2-3
  • Teacher: TTK Faculty
  • Required Materials:
    • Homer Price, by Robert McCloskey
    • Henry Huggins, by Beverly Cleary
    • The Last of The Really Great Whangdoodles, by Julie Andrews
    • The Matchlock Gun, by Walter D. Edmonds
    • Snow Treasure, by Marie McSwigan
    • The Mouse and the Motorcycle, by Beverly Cleary
    • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, by Rudyard Kipling


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