Monthly Archives: December 2016

Yes, we have Book Club on 12/23

I know it’s almost holiday recess, but we’re still meeting at 8:05am!  See you for one of the oldest modern retellings of Beauty and the Beast translated from Mme. Leprince de Beaumont’s French classic first published 1756.

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Beauty and the Beast

I am so excited to be reading folklore with you!  From Stone Soup back in Kindergarten, you know how much I love traditional tales and I hope you’ll find them equally intriguing.  Let’s dive in…

Origins:  http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-35358487

And since we’re starting Ancient Greece soon, this morning we’ll start with one of the earliest recorded Beauty-and-the-Beast-type stories, Cupid and Psyche.

Suggested Reading Timeline for Beastly by Alex Flinn

1/6: Part I

1/13: Part 2

1/20: Part 3

1/27: Part 4

2/3: Part 5

2/10: Part 6 (TBD: Beastly Movie After School???)

2/17: Wrap up discussion & What’s Next

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Reminder: Book Club Breakfast & New Book!

The bagels have been ordered so join us for breakfast to wrap up Miss Peregrine on Friday, 12/9!  Our chat will be based on our Book Discussion Guidelines.

For our next book, we voted to see Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast in theaters.  During book club, we’ll be reading different versions of this old tale.  For home, please locate a copy of the modern retelling, Beastly by Alex Flinn.  You can order a copy for free by calling your local library or online at http://encore.suffolk.lib.ny.us/iii/encore/search/C__Sbeastly%20alex%20flinn__Ff%3Afacetmediatype%3Aa%3Aa%3ABOOK%3A%3A__Orightresult__U__X0?lang=eng&suite=cobalt.

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