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This fictitious tale is set in Ancient Rome. Caius, Rufus, Antonius, Mucius, Flavius, Julius, and Publius are students in the finest grammar school in all of Rome. Only wealthy patricians can afford to send their sons to this school, so these seven are the entire class. One day Cauis begins to irritate Rufus, and Rufus retaliates by writing "Cauis is a dumbbell" on his writing tablet and hanging it up at the front of the classroom. This leads to a scuffle, which their teacher soon dissolves. Rufus is sent home, and the boys are subdued. The next day arrives with a string of mysteries. Neither Rufus nor Cauis come to school, but an even bigger problem is that the teacher isn't there! This has never happened before. The remaining students find him tied up in his closet, his house ransacked. It appears that the burglar took only some mathematic books, unimportant pictures, and Rufus's writing tablet. When the boys go to visit Rufus, they find the words "Cauis is a dumbbell" written in red paint on the temple wall. Rufus claims he is innocent and his handwriting was forged, but his classmates discover that he was out all night long, with no good alibi. Now Rufus has been arrested, and it's up to his six friends to find out who is behind all the mysteries before Rufus is punished for desecrating the temple!
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The 1961 Newbery Medal Winner. When disaster strikes, Karana's people leave their island home to begin a new life across the sea. But Karana is left behind and must learn to survive many years alone while keeping alive the hope of an eventual rescue.
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Another Newbery Award (1994) winner from the author of Number the Stars. A
remarkable coming-of-age story about a young man who overcomes his society. Set
in a "utopian" or "dystopian" (depending on your point of view!) society which
is extremely regulated and controlled, Jonas is selected for the very special
job of becoming the Receiver of Memory in this story about a community of the
future. When Jonas realizes, however, what has been lost and what the price of
conformity is, he makes a daring decision that will forever change his life.
Our whole family read and discussed this book, finding it an excellent starting
point for frank discussion of individuality and responsibility vs. security and
homogeneity. Jonas is chosen to be the Receiver of Memory for his community. As
he becomes aware of the choices his world has made, he is faced with a
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