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Literature Super Pack: Term 2

Literature Super Pack: Term 2

SKU: LIT11+T2
$164.00Price

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

 

Courage in the Face of Danger (4 weeks)

The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness Orczy:

The year is 1792. The French Revolution, driven to excess by its own triumph, has turned into a reign of terror. The mysterious figure known as the Scarlet Pimpernel, sworn to rescue helpless men, women, and children from their doom; his implacable foe, the French agent Chauvelin, relentlessly hunting him down; and lovely Marguerite Blakeney, a beautiful French exile married to an English lord and caught in a terrible conflict of loyalties—all play their parts in a suspenseful tale that ranges from the squalid slums of Paris to the aristocratic salons of London, from intrigue on a great English country estate to the final denouement on the cliffs of the French coast.

 

Eagle of the Ninth, by Rosemary Sutcliff:

The Ninth Legion marched into the mists of Northern Britain―and they were never seen again. Four thousand men disappeared and their eagle standard was lost. It's a mystery that's never been solved, until now. Marcus has to find out what happened to his father, who led the legion. So he sets out into the unknown, on a quest so dangerous that nobody expects him to return.

 

Awesome Willpower at Sea (4 weeks)

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, by Jean Lee Latham:

Nathaniel Bowditch grew up in a sailor’s world—Salem in the early days, when tall-masted ships from foreign ports crowded the wharves. But Nat didn’t promise to have the makings of a sailor; he was too physically small. Nat may have been slight of build, but no one guessed that he had the persistence and determination to master sea navigation in the days when men sailed only by “log, lead, and lookout.” Nat’s long hours of study and observation, collected in his famous work, The American Practical Navigator (also known as the “Sailors’ Bible”), stunned the sailing community and made him a New England hero.

 

Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific on a Raft, by Thor Heyerdahl:

Kon-Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure—a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by raft. Intrigued by Polynesian folklore, biologist Thor Heyerdahl suspected that the South Sea Islands had been settled by an ancient race from thousands of miles to the east, led by a mythical hero, Kon-Tiki. He decided to prove his theory by duplicating the legendary voyage.

 

Problem Solvers Saving Lives (4 weeks)

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer:

When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land.

 

We Had to Be Brave, by Deborah Hopkinson:

Ruth David was growing up in a small village in Germany when Adolf Hitler rose to power in the 1930s. Under the Nazi Party, Jewish families like Ruth's experienced rising anti-Semitic restrictions and attacks. Just going to school became dangerous. By November 1938, desperate volunteers sprang into action to organize the Kindertransport, a rescue effort to bring Jewish children to England. Young people like Ruth David had to say good-bye to their families, unsure if they'd ever be reunited. Miles from home, the Kindertransport refugees entered unrecognizable lives, where food, clothes—and, for many of them, language and religion—were startlingly new. Meanwhile, the onset of war and the Holocaust visited unimaginable horrors on loved ones left behind. Somehow, these rescued children had to learn to look forward to hope.

 

Mystery Hour (4 weeks)

Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie:

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer. Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man’s enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.

 

Westing Game, by Ellen Rasking:

A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger—and a possible murderer—to inherit his vast fortune, on things for sure: Sam Westing may be dead…but that won’t stop him from playing one last game! 

 

  • Day and Time: Wednesdays, 12:45 - 1:45 PM ET
  • Bundle Duration: 16 Weeks
  • Dates: February 7, 2024 - May 29, 2024
    • Spring Break: March 25 - 29, 2024
  • Recommended for: Ages 11+ / Grades 6-7
  • Teacher: TTK Faculty
  • Required Materials:
    • The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness Orczy
    • Eagle of the Ninth, by Rosemary Sutcliff
    • Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, by Jean Lee Latham
    • Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific on a Raft, by Thor Heyerdahl
    • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
    • We Had to Be Brave, by Deborah Hopkinson
    • Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie
    • Westing Game, by Ellen Rasking

 

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