Customized learning for the young and young at heart!

Join WestView Learning Readers to explore the worlds created by popular authors.  During the study, participants will read together one novel chosen from several beginning novels of the author’s series. Avid readers may also choose to explore one of the other series by the author during the study during the time between classes. Activities include written, drawing and modelling as characters, setting, and plot are explored through the author’s creative world.

October’s Author is Emily Rodda

All Emily Rodda’s books are testament to her exception storytelling ability. She describes the Rowan books, which combine a classic quest storyline with a series of riddling mysteries to be solved, as being “the most pleasurable to write”. Other books, like Dog Tales, which looks at the lives of a gang of neighbourhood dogs, demonstrate her wonderful talent for comedy. Her plots are always beautifully crafted. “I love things that all tie up… There’s no little clue that doesn’t have a meaning and I suppose it’s the fascination for someone who likes word games or likes doing tapestry… maybe it’s a response to the general messiness of life, but I find it very satisfying.” (excerpt www.emilyrodda.com)

Dates: October 9, 16, 23, 30

Time: 10:00 – 11:15

Cost: $95

November’s Author is Tamora Pierce

Tamora Pierce is an American writer of fantasy fiction for teenagers, known best for stories featuring young heroines. The Song of the Lioness introduces the reader to the character Alanna of Trebond, a ground breaking female knight! Participants will work to create models of Alanna’s world.

Dates: November 6, 13, 20, 27

Time: 10:00 – 11:15

Cost: $95

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