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Entering Fifth Graders 2012 Summer Reading Lists Attachment #7b Title: The Star of Kazan * Author: Eva Ibbotson Summary:. Annika, a twelve-year-old foundling in late nineteenth-century Vienna, inherits a trunk of costume jewelry, and soon afterwards a woman claiming to be her aristocratic mother arrives and takes her to live in a strangely decrepit mansion in Germany. Title: Regarding the Fountain Author: Kate Klise Summary: When the principal asks a fifth-grader to write a letter regarding the purchase of a new drinking fountain for their school, he finds that all sorts of chaos results. Title: Saving Shiloh Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Summary: Sequel to: Shiloh season. Sixth-grader Marty and his family try to help their rough neighbor, Judd Travers, change his mean ways, even though their West Virginia community continues to expect the worst of him. Title: Carver, A Life in Poems Author: Marilyn Nelson Summary: A collection of poems that combine to provide a portrait of the life of nineteenth-century African-American botanist and inventor George Washington Carver. Title: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Author: Robert C. O'Brien Summary: With nowhere else to turn, a field mouse asks the clever escaped lab rats living under the rosebush to help save her son, who lies in the path of the farmer's tractor, too ill to be moved. Title: Lyddie Author: Katherine Paterson Summary: Impoverished Vermont farm girl Lyddie Worthen is determined to gain her independence by becoming a factory worker in Lowell, Massachusetts, in the 1840s. Title: The Journal of Douglas Allen Deeds Author: Rodman Philbrick
Entering Fifth Graders 2012 Summer Reading Lists Attachment #7b Summary: Douglas Allen Deeds, an orphan from Missouri, recounts his experiences as part of the Donner Party expedition in 1846, in this book based on the actual events. Title: Storms Author: Seymour Simon Summary: Presents information on storms, in simple text with illustrations, and describes the atmospheric conditions that help create thunderstorms, hailstorms, lightning, tornadoes, and hurricanes and includes an explanation of how violent weather affects the environment, the land, and the people. Title: The Witch of Blackbird Pond * Author: Elizabeth George Speare Summary: A young girl's rebellion against bigotry culminates in a terrifying witch hunt and trial. Title: Call it Courage Author: Armstrong Sperry Summary: Based on a Polynesian legend, this is the story of a youth who overcomes his fear of the sea and proves his courage to himself and his tribe. Title: Chasing Lincoln’s Killer Author: James L. Swanson Summary: Recounts the twelve-day pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth, covering the chase through Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, with a discussion of Abraham Lincoln as a father, husband, and friend that examines the impact of his death on those close to him. Title: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Author: Mark Twain Summary: The tale of a mischievous boy growing up in a nineteenth-century Mississippi River town. Title: The Time Machine * Author: H.G. Wells Summary: First published: 1895.; includes bibliographical references. Presents H. G. Wells's science fiction classic "The Time Machine" and includes explanatory notes, an outline of plots and themes, critical analysis, a Wells chronology, discussion questions, and other study tools.