A long time ago, Starbucks was selling this book and I sat down with coffee to flip through it to see if it was worth buying... Three hours later I'd read the whole thing...without buying. Whoops. So good! [Turned into a TV movie in 1999--from Wikipedia]
A favorite childhood book. I hoped the nuns at my grade school would line us up one day, and we would miraculously step out of our school in Pennsylvania and find ourselves on the streets of PARIS!
OBJ: Students will describe Max's character traits with evidence from the text. SP: p5 How would you describe Max? Why? p12 What is happening to his room? p16 Describe the place you think he is going. p29 Was the place you imagined the same/different? Why? p33 How would you describe Max now? End/p38 How do you think he feels about being home? Any more/new traits that Max has?
“'People always think that happiness is a faraway thing,' thought Francie, 'something complicated and hard to get. Yet, what little things can make it up; a place of shelter when it rains -- a cup of strong hot coffee when you're blue; a book to read when you're alone -- just to be with someone you love. Those things make happiness.'” ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Have not read the book