Sign of the Beaver

Matt, a young boy from Maine has to take care of his father's cabin, field of crops, gun and property. While his father is gone to get the rest of his family,(wife, daughter and new born baby)Matt has to take care of the cabin. One day while Matt saw a figure coming towards him, at first he thought it was an Indian but as the shadow came closer the figure tuned out to be a white man. This man was named Ben, Matt didn't want to be impolite so he invited him in for supper and let him stay over night. It turns out that Ben left early with his fathers rifle which was meant for hunting and Ben never came back. So Matt just does his daily work but has to eat fish because he had no rifle to hunt animals. By getting to anxious he went to a bee tree and disturbed them and stung him many times.

The Whipping Boy Summary

What? Prince Brat wants to run away from his castle and father with Jemmy, his whipping boy. Man, is Jemmy going to have a hard time. Prince Brat, an irresponsible boy that doesn't pay attention to learning and to be polite. Jemmy is a son of a rat catcher and when his father died guards found him on the streets and made Jemmy into Prince Horace's( aka Prince Brat) whipping boy. Prince Brat and Jemmy go on a adventure where they become friends and begin to know more about each other. Jemmy tries to get the prince back to the castle and get away from the cutthroats: Hold-Your-Nose Billy and Cuttwater. Prince Brat relieves Jemmy's plans 3 times and Jemmy is sick about it. But then the Jemmy figures out the reason why Prince Brat wanted to leave the castle in the first place. Jemmy had a secret admirer which was Prince Brat, he thought Jemmy was tough about refusing to moan and bawl when being whipped. Prince Brat really liked being a street kid because it was exciting. But the whole time Prince Brat didn't know that his father wanted the same thing he wanted but then he was the King.

Jake Drake Class Clown by Andrew Clements

The book I finished is Jake Drake Class Clown by Andrew Clements. This book reminded me about myself now except in the book Jake is in second grade not fifth grade. I really connected to this book because I usually make jokes in class and I like it when people laugh because of me. It makes me feel that I'm really funny and it gives me a good feeling when people laugh. This really helps me with reading because if I have a strong connection it makes me understand the story better.

I think Jake and Ms.Bruce are probably the most important in the book because they change the most and get mentioned the most. I think Jake changed the most because he was just a regular kid and all of a sudden thinks the only way he would see Ms.Bruce smile was to be Jake Drake class clown. The first joke he made was there was a spelling bee in the class. He was suppose to say: mouse, m-o-u-s-e, mouse. But he did mouse, m-i-c-k-e-y, mouse in the high squeaky voice of Mickey Mouse. This made Ms.Bruce furious or did it? Behind the sitting chart was a smile! It turns out that Ms. Bruce is a really nice person but her teacher said, "Don't smile until Christmas" Because if she smiles and the class knows it then the class goes wild. And that's what happened. Ms.Bruce changed by being a very strict teacher without a smile to a teenage girl that likes to smtile and thinks Jake's a cutie.

The problem was resolved by Ms.Bruce, Mrs.Brattle and Jake talking. They just had a talk and everything went back to normal. The thing I would've changed is that Ms.Bruce would be able to smile without everyone going wild and Jake can still be Jake Drake Class Clown.