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Thursday, September 18, 2014

A great C.O.R.E. fiction novel

Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool

Navigating Early

By: Clare Vanderpool

Genre:  YA Historical Fiction

Pages: 306

Published: 2013

Audiobook: 6 discs (7 hours 30 mins)

Read: September

2.5 0ut of 5

I didn't hate this book, but was definitely bored. Almost immediately. However, I can see how others will enjoy this book; even my 8 year old son said he did. Maybe this is a book I should have read versus listened to.  There is, however, a great quality to this book - C.O.R.E. teaching tool.  It's an adventure with two boys seeking a great big bear and the answer to the big question of the mathematical solution of PI. I felt it focused mostly of discovering PI. Therefore, I believe this would be a fabulous book to teach in middle schools. It ties history, mathematics and reading together. Navigating Early would be a great alternative to the same old boring novels our parents used to read in school. I recommend reading the author's note first.

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