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Trust and Friendship

Trust and Friendship


On this journey, we will learn about how to brave the unknown and make friends with others. From two boys being taken hostage by dangerous outlaws to a brother and sister waiting for Sarah from Maine, characters must build trust and friendships at every turn—and it’s not easy! As we read these books, you will need a strong heart and your best smile to dive into the stories of a prince, a pauper, and Sarah (plain, and tall).


  • Day and Time: Monday, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
  • Class Duration: 4 Weeks
  • Dates: February 3-24, 2025
  • Recommended for: Ages 6+ / Grades 2-3
  • Teacher: TTK Faculty
  • Required materials: 
    • The Whipping Boy, by Sid Fleischman

    • Sarah, Plain and Tall, by Patricia MacLachlan


The Whipping Boy, by Sid Fleischman
A Prince and a Pauper . . . Prince Brat and his whipping boy inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws. The two boys have nothing in common and even less reason to like each other. But when they find themselves taken hostage after running away, they are left with no choice but to trust each other. "A rollicking tale of adventure and mistaken identity . . . . Robust scenes and characters are vividly evoked."—Kirkus Reviews

Sarah, Plain, and Tall, by Patricia MacLachlan
Set in the late nineteenth century and told from young Anna's point of view, Sarah, Plain and Tall tells the story of how Sarah Elisabeth Wheaton comes from Maine to the prairie to answer Papa's advertisement for a wife and mother. Before Sarah arrives, Anna and her younger brother Caleb wait and wonder. Will Sarah be nice? Will she sing? Will she stay?

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