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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

the spy who came by sea


This was a quick history supplemental reading aloud adventure. It is fun picking some that I didn't get to read when Dylan was younger and we were in this time period. I think this is a newer one that came out though. (a little secret is that I love reading these too) :) This would make a fine book for the kids to read to themselves as well.
This book was not long and it was pretty good but nothing so great that you would be sorry if you left it out of your reading list. The kids are heroic in finding a spy and there is a decent ending about trust, stretching the truth and befriending even the 'weird' kid. Also there is some girl liking/attitudes that I felt didn't need to be there, although it wasn't graphic. Overall. it was a nice mystery adventure that was overall pleasing but not totally fulfilling.

3 comments:

Lynn said...

Tonya, I hope you are feeling better. Is your cold better? I hope your brave boy has avoided it! Well, I wanted to wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Hugs,
Lynn

Beth in IL said...

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Been thinking about you.

Tonya said...

Thank you Beth! Very nice day and weekend for us here. How about you?

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Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.