Prairie School by Avi
Recently Boo read Prairie School by Avi for his Silent Sustained Reading (assigned reading), but this would also make a wonderful read aloud book.
Nine year old Noah has come with his parents to the Colorado prairie. Noah loves his life, his work and his freedom on the prairie, but his parents want more for him. His mother’s sister travels by train from the east coast to teach Noah to read. The problem is—Noah doesn’t want to learn! He sees no use in “schooling.”
Follow Noah and his Aunt Dora through days and nights on the prairie as they struggle to see if Noah will come to see the need to learn.
With Bill Farnsworth’s well done color illustrations, Prairie School paints a captivating portrait of a boy in the 1880s out on the prairie.
Visit Elise who hosts Children’s Book Monday at her blog A Path Made Straight.