Literature Selections

I previously wrote about the books I selected for Fritz for next year. So far I’ve read The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes, The Borrowers by Mary Norton, and Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit. I’m currently reading Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting. Then I still have The Magic of Oz by L. Frank Baum and Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery by Deborah Howe. I’ve kind of figured out in my mind how I’m going to handle vocabulary and word roots and derivatives. I’ve still got to figure out exactly how to do what I want to do, but I’m getting there.

For Cameron, the books/poems will be as follows:

  • Adventures of Don Quixote (abridged)
  • The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault (Little Red Riding-Hood, The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood, The
  • Master Cat; Or, Puss in Boots, Cinderilla; Or, The Little Glass Slipper)
  • From Gulliver’s Travels, A Voyage to Lilliput and A Voyage to Brobdingnag*
  • Robinson Crusoe*
  • William Wordsworth (We Are Seven, Lines Written in Early Spring, Lines Composed upon Westminster Bridge September 3, 1802, I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud)
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge – The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
  • Rip Van Winkle and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow*
  • Robert Browning – The Pied Piper of Hamelin
  • Grimm’s Fairy Tales (Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin)
  • Benjamin Franklin, The Way to Wealth
  • Christina Rosetti (A Birthday, No, Thank You, John)
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland*
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer*
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea*
  • A Christmas Carol*
  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson – The Charge of the Light Brigade
  • Edgar Allan Poe – The Raven
  • Peter Christen Asbjrnsen, Norwegian Folk Tales (Why the Sea is Salt, East o’ the Sun and West o’ the Moon, The Three Billy-Goats Gruff, Thumbikin, Little Annie the Goose-Girl)
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass*

The *’d books he will be reading using the Kindle Fire and immersion reading with the audiobook and ebook at the same time.

In addition, I’m going to put together a couple pages each of biographies about the following authors so he can learn a little background about them:
Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift, John Bunyan, Alexander Pope, John Milton, William Blake, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, William Wordsworth, Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Edward Lear, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley, Christina Rossetti, Lewis Carroll, Mark Twain, James Fenimore Cooper, Jules Verne, Herman Melville, Victor Hugo, Emily Dickinson, and Walt Whitman

And then there’s Ani. She helped me pick a bunch of books that will no doubt challenge her.

  • Iliad, Homer
  • Odyssey, Homer
  • Agamemnon, Aeschylus
  • Medea, Euripides
  • The Birds, Aristophanes
  • History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides
  • The Republic, Plato
  • Symposium, Plato
  • Rhetoric, Artistotle
  • Aeneid, Virgil
  • Confessions of St. Augustine
  • The Consolation of Philosophy, Boethius
  • The Inferno, Dante
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
  • The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer
  • Le Morte d’Arthur, Malory
  • The Prince, Machiavelli
  • Utopia, Thomas More
  • The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, Christopher Marlowe
  • The Taming of the Shrew, William Shakespeare
  • Love’s Labour’s Lost, William Shakespeare

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