Monthly Archives: December 2013

Sir Tode

Hello Fantasy Lovers,

Yesterday we had our final AFFL meeting of 2013, and it ended with a bang.  We are continuing to talk about Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier.  We may have been influenced by Mr. Auxier Yo-Yo skills and just might work on something similar for our next AFFL read.  I would be a little afraid if I were you.

So at yesterday’s meeting we introduced the character Sir Tode.  Because my voice is shot (teacher at the end of the school year) I had some of the members read selections from the chapter that introduced our friend Tode.  I would then stop them at key moments in the introduction and have our AFFL members discuss what he might look like and then once we had a good set of descriptors, we drew our versions of Sir Tode.

Then we read on until the full explanation of the mighty Tode was revealed to us.  Then we giggled and drew him again.  Check out a few of our examples.

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Once we were finished with our giggling about Sir Tode we ended our meeting with an ode to Peter asking Sir Tode if he could feel his face to better understand what he looked like.

So Caden was chosen to attempt and discover what he was being handed whilst blindfolded.

So there you have it, check back in the new year to see what kinds of AFFL activities we get up to next.

Read on,

Mr. H

Peter Nimble Game

Hello Fantasy Lovers,

At our last AFFL meeting we discussed our next read, which will be the magic, Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier.  We read the first few chapters in our meeting and all seemed to be hooked by the way Auxier introduces the main character Peter Nimble.  It was truly awesome and nasty all rolled into one.

Because we had been working on a game from another book, we only had a few minutes left in our meeting, but that was more than enough to watch Mr. Auxier introduce his novel with a very cool yo-yo show and play a quick AFFL game.  The following video shows one AFFL member attempting a Peter Nimble escape from the classroom.

Enjoy

Read on,

Mr. H

Island of Fire Character Challenge

Hello Fantasy Lovers,

Once again, we here at AFFL, have used on of Lisa McMann’s great Unwanteds books to create a book club game.  We tried this another time with The Runaway King by Jennifer Nielsen.  It worked out so well that we wanted to try again.

Please enjoy our character challenge from The Island of Fire.

Read on,

Mr. H

My 2013 NANAWRIMO Story

Hello Fantasy Lovers,

Picture 002Today is December 4, and I have been free from my novel-writing exercise for one full day.  That’s right I didn’t win this time around, I finished on Dec. 2, but I did finish.  The novel I wrote this time around is a sequel to last year’s story.  If you are interested in reading the first draft feel free

It was fun, frustrating, exhilarating and hard work, but I am glad I have done it twice now.  I actually look forward to next year when I get to complete the trilogy.

Here is Adorior…

Adorior

Feel free to give me feed back in the comments and remember it is still in rough draft form, so please over look typing and grammar errors.

Read on,

Mr. H