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November Kid Readers Unite (KRU) book discussion of A Dragon Used to Live Here

Tuesday November 29 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Who is the event for? This group is only for those enrolled in Grades 4, 5 & 6.

This is based on the content and interest level of the books being read and not reading level.  The group is intended to allow peers in the same grades to discuss books together. There is a strong focus on peer interaction and opinion based discussion and sharing of ideas.

This month’s title: A Dragon Used to Live Here by Annette LeBlanc Cate

When and where is the meeting? Tuesday, 11/29 @ 5 pm IN PERSON @ the Library, Community Room

When can I sign up? starting Tues. 10/26, at 10 AM

 

Are you in Grades 4-6 and LOVE to read? Do you want to get a free book just for reading? Then KRU is for you!

 

Limited number of books available. Due to high demand, we ask that you come in to pick out your book within 5 days of registration.

1. Sign up for this event online. Sign up opens for this event Tues. 10/26, at 10 AM.

2. Pick up your book from the 2nd Floor Kid’s Desk.

Library hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10-8:15 PM, Fri. – Sat. 10-4:45 PM.

No appointment needed.

3. Read the book, show up to the meeting, and you get to keep the book!*

*The rule is if you miss the meeting, you have to turn your book back in, to be fair.

 

What is this book about?

Raise the drawbridge for a story-within-a-story melding classic fairy-tale trappings with contemporary, tongue-in-cheek wit, abundantly illustrated in black-and-white.

Noble children Thomas and Emily have always known their mother to be sensible, the lady of the castle—if anything, a bit boring. But then they discover Meg, a cranky scribe who lives in the castle basement, leading a quirky group of artists in producing party invitations and other missives for the nobles above. Meg claims that she was a friend of their mother’s back when the two were kids—even before the dragon lived in the castle. Wait—a dragon? Not sure they can believe Meg’s tales, the kids return again and again to hear the evolving, fantastical story of their mother’s escapades (while putting their fussiest penmanship to work) and get caught up in a quest to reunite the onetime friends.

Kidnapping, fighting, a ferocious dragon, loyal elves, and true love . . . coupled with squabbling siblings, archery practice gone amiss, and ill-fated dives into the moat . . . This multilayered story blends adventure and humor, medieval tropes and modern sensibility, in a satisfying read.

Details

Date:
Tuesday November 29
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

AFPL Children’s Programs
Phone:
860-673-9712 ext 3
Email:
avonchref@avonctlibrary.info
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Venue

Board Room, 2nd Floor
281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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