Ideas are easy. It’s the execution of ideas that really separates the sheep from the goats.
– Sue Grafton
September 3, 1940. Ten peculiar children flee an army of deadly monsters. And only one person can help them—but she’s trapped in the body of a bird. The extraordinary journey that began in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children continues as Jacob Portman and his newfound friends journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. There, they hope to find a cure for their beloved headmistress, Miss Peregrine. But in this war-torn city, hideous surprises lurk around every corner. And before Jacob can deliver the peculiar children to safety, he must make an important decision about his love for Emma Bloom.
(Story synopsis from amazon.com)
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of peculiar photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its decaying bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that Miss Peregrine’s children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow-impossible though it seems-they may still be alive.
(Story synopsis from book cover.)
Once again I must give credit to one of my students when it comes to me reading good books. Continue reading
So in case you couldn’t tell, today is my birthday. Normally this isn’t something that I would post about, but today has been such a great day (and we’re only half-way through) that I felt the urge to write about it.
Growing up, Continue reading
I found this quote fitting for the Social Change Projects that my students are working on, and their potential to make a difference. (Visit “Creating Social Change in the Classroom” for more information on the projects.)
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.