Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, Hunger and Cold Take Their Toll)
Before beginning to read, it is useful to "interview" the book to learn all you can about it. Today's objective is to investigate what can be learned about this story from the cover art, the blurbs that are used to invite book buyers, the copyright information, the author's other works, awards that this book has won, the dedication, author biography, acknowledgments, and introduction.
1. Individual Work: Notice who has been asked to write blurbs for the cover and opening page of this book. If you do not know who Tony Hillerman and Ursula Le Guin are, go on line to find out. Consider why these two may have been asked to recommend this story. What readers would be attracted by their recommendation? What audience does the publisher expect?
2. Partner Discussion: What do you notice about the cover art and the art on the title page? What...
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