Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Growing Up With Books by Kate DiCamillo and J.K. Rowling

By: Jordan Young, Grade 5 
Rockport Elementary School

  
Growing up I loved reading.  When I was a year old, my mom would read stories to me before I went to bed.  As I started getting to the age of 3, I was reading easy books.  I loved getting books at the library.  A little after I turned 4, I started reading Harry Potter. 

One of my favorite quotes is “The truth.”  Dumbledore sighed, “Is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone



A few months after I turned 6, I moved to Rockport.  At that time, I was in love with reading Kate DiCamillo’s The Tale of Despereaux.
One of my favorite quotes from that book is, “Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning. Tell a Gregory story. Make some light.” – Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux


Those two books and their authors have enlightened my world and made me think the unthinkable.




6 comments:

  1. Love Kate DiCamillo!!! She is one of my all time favorite authors! I love the quote you shared. Stories do bring light to dark places:))) Nice post!

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  2. Great blog entry, Jordan! Two great books!

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  3. Thank you for a wonderful post, Jordan. I also have special memories of reading with my mom. Great quotes!

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  4. Jordan, I loved reading with my girls when they were little like you did with your mom. Those are the best memories. I loved reading Tales of Despereaux with them, too! Thanks for
    reminding me of those great memories. I am happy you had them with your mom, too!

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  5. Great thoughts on these stories it reminds me of how magical books are and how much impact a few well written words can have.

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  6. Jordan,
    I love the quotes you chose! Isn't it great that words can be so powerful?? Enjoyed reading your post!

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