Monday, October 18, 2010

Just in time for Halloween...

Although this book was named the 2008 Newbery Medal winner, I have only just decided to read it.


Ok, I lied. I ordered it as soon as the winners were named, read the first gruesome chapter, deemed it unsuitable for my students, and placed it on the shelf only to collect dust for the next two years.


Fast forward to October 2010.

Looking for a macabre tale to set the mood for our favorite October holiday, I came across this familiar cover on my shelf and sat down and read the first chapter again. And you know what? I couldn't stop! Once I overcame my embarrassingly sissy aversion to murder and death and read into the story, I realized that this is one beautifully written book that my students would love.

We are almost to the end and I am not wanting to part with Bod, Silas, Mr. and Mrs. Owens, Liza, Miss Lupescu and the rest of his deathly, yet endearing, graveyard family...

Recipe to Read By:Ghost Cookies.

Ingredients:
Nutter Butter Cookies
White Chocolate Baking Chips
Mini-chocolate chips

Directions:
Melt the baking chips. Dip cookies in melted chips. Add mini-chocolate chips for eyes. Done!




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