Thursday, November 20, 2008

Swordbird by Nancy Yi Fan

Swordbird by Nancy Yi Fan
Parent Child Book Discussion

Grades 4-5

November 2008

**Kate does NOT recommend this book for a book discussion**

snack ideas: granola bars and sunflower seeds

1. Thumbs up/down and general thoughts about the book.

2. What was your favorite part of the book?

3. Who was your favorite character and why?

4. What books or movies did Swordbird remind you of?

5. Did you find the Stone-Run world to be believable? Why or why not?

6. What could the author have done to make this a better book?

7. Did the fact that a 12 year-old wrote this book effect the way you read it? Did it make you excuse some errors? Did it make it better or worse?

8. Have you ever tried to write a book? What elements of a story are important in writing?
(believable characters, character development, setting and character research, suspense/reason to keep reading, etc.)

9. If you could write to this author, what would you say?

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