Literacy Coach Corner: January 2020

Literacy Coach Corner: January 2020
Posted on 01/08/2020
book coverAt this time of year we ask our 5th grade students to write for the Haggerty Holler. Writers need to write, and writers need an audience so the Holler is a perfect community audience for our students. Our first student entry is a book review for intermediate students in grades 3-5. Stay tuned for more student writing in the next Holler. 

Mystery and Magic Await You at the Winterhouse
By: Imogen Wu

Do you like books with mysteries and puzzles? Do you like stories with suspicious characters and objects? Do you like tales that take place in big fancy buildings where secrets can hide? If so, Winterhouse is the book for you.

Elizabeth Somers is your puzzle loving, bookwormy, eleven-year-old girl who lives in the shabbiest house with her uncaring aunt and uncle whose favorite hobby is reclining in front of their TV. But her whole life changes when her aunt and uncle leave on a trip and send Elizabeth to the Winterhouse, a lavish hotel in the North for Christmas break. At the hotel, she meets friendly employees, puzzle loving friends, and suspicious and creepy guests. She soon finds the hotel is full of secrets she wants to uncover, using a magical book she finds in the hotel library.

With puzzles to solve and rooms to explore, codes to crack and magic to learn, Winterhouse is a book I’d recommend to anybody who likes mysteries and spooky stories.
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