Class meeting: January 29
Due date: January 28, 7pm
No short read or poetry assignment this week. Since we had no class meeting, we'll discuss last week's story and poems in class on Friday.
If one British pound in 1965 is equivalent to 18 pounds today, and one pound today is equivalent to 1.5 dollars today, then figure out what the children's 100 pound reward would have been worth in today's dollars. Then make a list of the things you'd buy with that much money, including dollar amounts. You could say "take a trip to Cornwall" but then you'd have to tell me how much the airfare and hotel would be. Of course you could also choose to buy stuffed llamas, but you'd have to figure out how much each would be and how many you could get.
Read this article in The Atlantic: "Why the British Tell Better Children's Stories." Now write 200 words summarizing the article's main idea, and giving your opinion as to whether this is correct or not. Is Over Sea, Under Stone a better book because of England's long and mysterious history? If you quote directly from the article, be sure and use quotation marks.
1. What kind of race was Bill involved in, during the festival?
2. What information does Mr. Penhallow give the children about Mrs. Palk?
3. What were the costumes of the two people who kidnapped Barney?
4. Why does Mr. Hastings say Great-Uncle Merry wants the grail?
5. What was the noise that snapped Barney out of his trance?
6. What important info did Mr. Penhallow give the children that will allow them to search for the grail more effectively?
7. Why do the children hear an owl in the daytime?
8. What system do the children use to communicate with each other when Simon and Barney are in the cave?
9. What happens to the original treasure map?
10. What happens to the grail?