Reluctant Heroes True Five-minute-read Adventure Stories for Boys by Kendall Haven
  

Synopsis

Reluctant Heroes True Five-minute-read Adventure Stories for Boys by Kendall Haven

Few people think of themselves as heroes or feel like heroes. Few believe that they have done anything heroic. Heroic acts always feel like the amazing things that somebody else does. Yet heroes-ordinary heroes, reluctant heroes-are all around us-in your school, in your neighborhood, likely even in your own house. Prolific writer Kendall Haven serves up twenty-five high adventure five-minute-read alouds to tempt the reading interest of boys and girls too. Each story is chosen for its risk and danger quotient to appeal especially to the adventure seekers in your library or classroom. Teachers and librarians will use these stories as sponge activities to fill in those extra minutes when waiting in line or when tasks are finished early. These stories will also be valuable as attention getters in story times, introductions to book talk sessions, and bridges to spark further reading. Suggestions for further readings are included.

Reviews

Accessible reads for those moments when a short, action-packed story is just what the classroom needs. - School Library Journal Haven's collection of twenty-five short stories, each of which the storyteller/author promises is a five-minute read, purports to address the broad theme of heroism. - VOYA

About the Author

Kendall Haven is a master storyteller and the author of numerous books, including Marvels of Math, Write Right!, and Close Encounters with Deadly Dangers. A former research scientist, he is based in Fulton, California.

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Format

Paperback
188 pages

Author

Kendall Haven
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Publication date

30th July 2008

ISBN

9781591587491


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