Far, Far Away

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Bibliographic Information:

McNeal, Tom. Far Far Away. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. Print.

Brief Annotation: Jeremy Johnson Johnson lives with his father in the Two Book Bookshop. Jeremy isn’t like normal boys because he can hear ghosts. This book follows Jeremey’s journey to try and save his home and to solve the mystery of where children are disappearing to.

Genre:  Fantasy

Grade Level: 5-8

Readers Who Will Like This: Readers who like fairy tales, older readers

Rating/Response: 4 I enjoyed this book but some material may be too graphic for younger readers. The book contains kidnappings, and holding people captive, as well as a serial killer. I would only suggest it for a middle school or high school classroom. It may seem like an inocent book at first glance, but it is a great example of why you must always pre-read a book before giving it to your students.

One Question You Would Ask Before a Read Aloud: What do you know about fairy tales? Do you believe in ghosts?

Posted By: Maria Muellerleile


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