Saturday, June 6, 2009

48 Hour challenge - 2nd book (K)

**This post is dedicated to my just-graduated 5th grade class! **

I just finished Sent, the second in The Missing Series by Margaret Peterson Haddix. The first book, Found, was the last read aloud I shared with my class this past school year. It had most of them on the edge of their seats wondering what would happen next. I didn't get to finish Found before the end of the year, so it showed up on many of their summer reading lists.

They were then planning on reading Sent as soon as it was available to them. I'm telling them now that it is DEFINITELY worth it. I'm not a time traveler fan, but this book is just one adventure after another, so I truly enjoyed it.

Without ruining the plot, the castle on the front of the book is a great clue for the fact that some children will be time traveling back to the 15th century. What I enjoyed equally as much as the adventure in this book, is the historical component. I wound not have thought that from the first book, Found, but I predict there will be historical components in each of the remaining books in the series as well.

Sent is great reading! Coming out in August 2009! Be sure to check it out!


  1. How nostalgic it is to read of your work with the fifth grade class...I taught 6th grade years ago and do indeed miss that daily association with young people that age. Thanks for the memories. Hope you're enjoying the Challenge as much as I am. I like your breakfast concept a lot, I'll have to find some people with whom to initiate that as part of the Challenge here in DC/VA/MD next year!

  2. I look forward to reading that. I enjoyed Found and most of my 6th grade book club enjoyed it too! Glad to hear she upped the historical component.

  3. I will try to make this as short as possible. A father was with his 2 sons. One couldn't remember the book title. He just remembered babies get on a plane and dissappear. I'm like that's easy. I hand the customer Found and he says no, that's not it. He wouldn't even read the back. It took everything in me not to scream YES IT IS. But I held my tongue and came at it a different way. Pulled up Found on the computer. When they saw the HC verison they were like that's it. The HC and QP cover's are not that different. Contiuned luck with the challenge, hopefully this didn't distract you for too long.