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Literature Super Pack: Term 2

Literature Super Pack: Term 2


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


Friendship and Loyalty (4 weeks)

Lassie, Come Home, by Eric Knight:

Lassie is Joe's prize collie and constant companion. But when Joe's father loses his job, Lassie must be sold. Three times she escapes from her new owner, and three times she returns home to Joe until finally she is taken to the remotest part of Scotland―too far a journey for any dog to make alone . . . But Lassie is not just any dog.


Gentle Ben, by Walt Morey:

The Alaskan wilderness is a lonely place for Mark Andersen, especially after the death of his brother. But Mark finds a friend named Ben, who happens to be an Alaskan brown bear. Ben and Mark form a special bond, but the townspeople are determined to destroy it. It is only through the strength of an enduring friendship that Ben—and Mark—have a chance of being saved.


What does it mean to be a true friend? Through the heartfelt examples of Lassie, a dog, and Ben, an Alaskan brown bear, students will discover the virtues and benefits of loyal friendship. Meet a dog with the remarkable skill to return home, and the bear who became a great friend.


Family Frolics (4 weeks)

The Saturdays, by Elizabeth Enright:

Meet the Melendys! Tired of wasting Saturdays doing nothing but wishing for larger allowances, the four Melendys jump at Randy's idea to start the Independent Saturday Afternoon Adventure Club (I.S.A.A.C.). If they pool their resources and take turns spending the whole amount, they can each have at least one memorable Saturday afternoon of their own. Before long, I.S.A.A.C. is in operation and every Saturday is definitely one to remember


The Penderwicks, by Jeanne Birdsall:

This summer the Penderwick sisters have a wonderful surprise: a holiday on the grounds of a beautiful estate called Arundel. Soon they are busy discovering the summertime magic of Arundel’s sprawling gardens, treasure-filled attic, tame rabbits, and the cook who makes the best gingerbread in Massachusetts. But the best discovery of all is Jeffrey Tifton, son of Arundel’s owner, who quickly proves to be the perfect companion for their adventures.

The icy-hearted Mrs. Tifton is not as pleased with the Penderwicks as Jeffrey is, though, and warns the new friends to stay out of trouble. Which, of course, they will—won’t they? One thing’s for sure: it will be a summer the Penderwicks will never forget.


Ever wondered what it would be like to live in a family with only sisters? Or to live in New York half a century ago? Glimpse into these very different worlds with The Saturdays and The Penderwicks. Join the frolics of these stalwart families as they work together through thick and thin. 


Courage in Dangerous Times (4 weeks)

The Terrible Wave, by Marden Dahlstedt: 

During the disastrous flood of 1889 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a spoiled teen-age girl learns to accept responsibility as she and her companions search for their families and friends.


Manning the Light, by Terry Webb:

In the summer of 1903, thirteen-year-old Louie goes with his widowed mother to help her tend a lighthouse on Two Tree Island and the adventures begin. Read all about lighthouses and those who helped to keep the lights burning. Meet Louie's friend Charlie, his male mentor, Sam Hornblower, and his feathered friend.


Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen:

Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson, haunted by his secret knowledge of his mother’s infidelity, is traveling by single-engine plane to visit his father for the first time since the divorce. When the plane crashes, the sole survivor is Brian. He is alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present. 


At first consumed by despair and self-pity, Brian slowly learns survival skills—how to make a shelter for himself, how to hunt and fish and forage for food, how to make a fire—and even finds the courage to start over from scratch when a tornado ravages his campsite. When Brian is finally rescued after fifty-four days in the wild, he emerges from his ordeal with new patience and maturity, and a greater understanding of himself and his parents.


Unexpected Joy (4 weeks)

Caddie Woodlawn, by Carol Ryrie Brink:

Caddie Woodlawn is a real adventurer. She'd rather hunt than sew and plow than bake, and tries to beat her brother's dares every chance she gets. Caddie is friends with Indians, who scare most of the neighbors—neighbors who, like her mother and sisters, don't understand her at all.


Caddie is brave, and her story is special because it's based on the life and memories of Carol Ryrie Brink's grandmother, the real Caddie Woodlawn. Her spirit and sense of fun have made this book a classic that readers have taken to their hearts for more than seventy years.


The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs, by Betty G. Birney:

Life in Sassafras Springs has always been predictable, boring even, but one afternoon that changes when Eben McAllister's pa challenges him to find Seven Wonders in Sassafras that rival the real Seven Wonders of the World. The reward? An adventure that Eben's been craving—a trip to Colorado.


Eben doesn't think he'll have any luck—he can't think of one single thing that could be considered wondrous in Sassafras—but he's willing to try. Little does he know that the Wonders he'll discover among his neighbors, friends, relatives, and family will give him the adventure of a lifetime...without ever leaving his home.


Who knew you could be grateful for an old sheepdog, the Indians next door, or something in Sassafras Springs? Not Caddie or Eben. However, throughout their stories, things change. Learn about the Native Americans, biographies, and gratitude. Discover your world from an entirely different perspective after exploring the worlds of Wisconsin and Sassafras—you may find some unexpected joy.


  • Day and Time: Thursdays, 12:45-1:45 PM ET
  • Bundle Duration: 16 Weeks
  • Dates: February 8, 2024 - May 30, 2024
    • Spring Break: March 25 - 29, 2024
  • Recommended for: Ages 9+ / Grades 4-5 
  • Teacher: Eve Babb
  • Required Materials:
    • Lassie, Come Home, by Eric Knight
    • Gentle Ben, by Walt Morey
    • The Saturdays, by Elizabeth Enright
    • The Penderwicks, by Jeanne Birdsall
    • The Terrible Wave, by Marden Dahlstedt
    • Manning the Light, by Terry Webb
    • Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen
    • Caddie Woodlawn, by Carol Ryrie Brink
    • The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs, by Betty G. Birney


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