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Greenlight Young Readers Book Group - Greenlight Bookstore
Add to Calendar 28-10-2014 28-10-2014 15 Greenlight Young Readers Book Group Led by Greenlight bookseller Grace, this book group is geared toward kids ages 8 to 14, and reads great contemporary and classic chapter books. Parents are welcome (but not required) to attend; sandwiches and treats are served. For October, the group discusses Bluefish by Pat Schmatz. Thirteen-year-old Travis has a secret: he can't read. But a shrewd teacher and a sassy girl are about to change everything in this witty and deeply moving novel. Travis is missing his old home in the country, and he's missing his old hound, Rosco. Now there's just the cramped place he shares with his well-meaning but alcoholic grandpa, a new school, and the dreaded routine of passing when he's called on to read out loud. But that's before Travis meets Mr. McQueen, who doesn't take "pass" for an answer -- a rare teacher whose savvy persistence has Travis slowly unlocking a book on the natural world. And it's before Travis is noticed by Velveeta, a girl whose wry banter and colorful scarves belie some hard secrets of her own. With sympathy, humor, and disarming honesty, Pat Schmatz brings to life a cast of utterly believable characters--and captures the moments of trust and connection that make all the difference. http://www.nymetroparents.com/2014neweventinfo.cfm?id=165452 Greenlight Bookstore true DD/MM/YYYY  

Date: October 28, 2014
Hours: 6:30pm
Cost: FREE
Ages: Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult

Address:
686 Fulton Street
Fort Greene, NY 11217

Phone: 718-246-0200
Website: greenlightbookstore.com

Description: Led by Greenlight bookseller Grace, this book group is geared toward kids ages 8 to 14, and reads great contemporary and classic chapter books. Parents are welcome (but not required) to attend; sandwiches and treats are served. For October, the group discusses Bluefish by Pat Schmatz. Thirteen-year-old Travis has a secret: he can't read. But a shrewd teacher and a sassy girl are about to change everything in this witty and deeply moving novel. Travis is missing his old home in the country, and he's missing his old hound, Rosco. Now there's just the cramped place he shares with his well-meaning but alcoholic grandpa, a new school, and the dreaded routine of passing when he's called on to read out loud. But that's before Travis meets Mr. McQueen, who doesn't take "pass" for an answer -- a rare teacher whose savvy persistence has Travis slowly unlocking a book on the natural world. And it's before Travis is noticed by Velveeta, a girl whose wry banter and colorful scarves belie some hard secrets of her own. With sympathy, humor, and disarming honesty, Pat Schmatz brings to life a cast of utterly believable characters--and captures the moments of trust and connection that make all the difference.

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