Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The 14 Fibs of Gregory K. by Greg Pincus - OPTIONAL

Pincus, Greg The 14 Fibs of Gregory K., 240 pgs. Arthur A. Levine, 2013. $16.99.  Language: G; Mature Content: G: Violence; G.  

12-year-old Gregory K. has anticipated going to Authors Camp with his best friend Kelly for years.  This next summer they will finally be old enough, but, if Gregory K. fails math, he will have to go to Math is Magic Camp instead. Then, Kelly announces that her family is moving, so, Authors Camp may be the last time they see each other! Can Gregory K. use his writing skills to pass his math class or even win the City Math contest.  

This is a great cross curricular example (Language Arts/Math) but more appropriate as a free read, than a class novel.  Not much character development or important lessons learned.  

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