Reading Program Analysis

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Reading Program is a series of children’s novels by Andrew Clements the award winning American author from New Jersey. The first novel in the Reading Program series was Karen’s Island that was first published in 1995 that was followed by eight more titles between 1995 and 1998. The Reading Program series of novels is a combination of fiction and nonfiction works. The works, which range from a description of the effects of momentous events such as Hurricane Andrew or historical descriptions of the Wild American West, take a children’s perspective. Karen’s Island the first novel in the Reading Program series of novels is the story of a girl named Karen. Karen is a middle school girl who finds a bird with a broken wing on her front porch and…show more content…
The novel has won several state and literary awards over the years. The novel is an analysis of Hurricane Andrew one of the biggest hurricanes to ever hit the United States in decades. The novel is told from the perspective of a child author that was caught up in the big storm. It discusses the effects of the storm on infrastructure and on people’s lives immediately after the hurricane. Hurricane Andrew is essentially a historical novel told from a socio economic perspective. Milo’s Great Invention the ninth title in the Reading Program series is one of its very best and a children’s favorite. Coming with a companion book that lists out several important inventions of the twentieth century, it is an exciting novel for middle school children. The novel itself is a story about a boy named Milo whose family’s favorite dish is peas. Milo does not care for peas and even actively hates them. However, since he cannot control meal preparation he is forced to take peas or come up with a way of removing the peas from his food. As such, he invents a machine that effectively eliminates and disposes of peas from his plate, which makes his meals all the more…show more content…
The lead in the series is a boy named Michael who is over the moon when his father asks him to go on a hiking and camping trip with him. He picks up his things and drives out with his father to the desert. He wanders away from his father and while he is exploring a wood cabin nearby, he stumbles on an old tin box. The box has a photo, a piece of ribbon, four buttons and a pocket watch. Upon unfolding the cloth, they find an old map with strange numbers and arrows on it that looks like some instructions on how to find buried

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