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Penguin's Adventure (Taylor-Made Tales Series #4)
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Penguin's Adventure (Taylor-Made Tales Series #4)

by Ellen Miles
 

The fourth riveting title in this new chapter-book series with classic storytelling at its heart. Parents and teachers will love its read-aloud appeal. Kids will love the adventure.

Mr. Taylor is the new teacher in Jason's class, and he has a special knack for spinning a yarn. He can build an intriguing plot around any selection of items that his students choose.

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The fourth riveting title in this new chapter-book series with classic storytelling at its heart. Parents and teachers will love its read-aloud appeal. Kids will love the adventure.

Mr. Taylor is the new teacher in Jason's class, and he has a special knack for spinning a yarn. He can build an intriguing plot around any selection of items that his students choose. A kid picks five items, and Mr. Taylor captures his students' imaginations with tales of worldly adventures.

This time, Jason tries to stump Mr. Taylor. He picks animals from all around the globe that could never live together. A polar bear and a penguin -- no way! How will Mr. Taylor fit them all into one fascinating tale?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - J. H. Diehl
This skillfully-written book alternates two engaging stories, a realistic tale about a boy named Jason who wants to be a chef, and an adventure story told by his elementary school teacher. Mr. Taylor is famous for his classroom storytelling. Finally it is Jason's turn to challenge Mr. Taylor's abilities by naming five objects for him to weave into a tale. Jason picks a polar bear, a penguin, quicksand, a cactus, and a baseball signed by every player on the 2004 Red Sox team. Mr. Taylor invents a story about Doc McTeagle and his son Duncan, a pair of world adventurers who are traveling with an Antarctic penguin named Pete to the North Pole to fix one of Doc's inventions, a McTeaglometer. Between installments, we read about Jason's ups and down. Jason, who has a twin sister named Jennifer, loves nothing more than working in his father's restaurant. Jason's father, of course, wants his son to aim higher than the family business. We learn how Jason overcomes his classmates' teasing, because he is a boy who likes to cook, and convinces his dad that he is serious about becoming a chef. This entertaining book will appeal equally to girls and boys, to precocious accelerated readers, and to on-level, middle grade readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439597111
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2007
Series:
Taylor-Made Tales Series , #4
Pages:
110
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.28(d)
Lexile:
740L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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