First, we’re having a GREAT time with the One School-One Book program…. Getting “thank you” notes from parents already about how it’s “forcing” some family reading time that they seemed to have lost over the years.
— Paul Marinko - Principal at St. Paul's Lutheran School - Fort Wayne, IN
Since last spring, our entire school has excitedly embraced the One School, One Book Program. We will soon begin our spring selection: A Cricket in Times Square -- the third book we've adopted since the spring of 2010!
— Laurie LaRue - First Grade Teacher at Edgewood School - Bristol, CT
We are so thrilled with the positive impact this program has had on our students, families, and staff
I think the OSOB program is brilliant. My seven year-old attends Orleans Elementary in Massachusetts and they (we) are reading Masterpiece. Since the grades levels range from one to five at this school, finding a book to suit all is difficult. My daughter can follow the big picture somewhat but we have to reinforce what we’ve read because it’s a lot to take in for her.
— Glenn Krzeminski - Parent of student at Orleans Elementary - Orleans, MA
The One District, One Book program promoted by Read To Them...is a powerful way to systemically address and promote a culture of literacy throughout the entire school system.
— Kenny Moles of West Virginia
My school actually adopted a hamster and even used it as “pet therapy” for many of the behaviorally challenged children in our school.
What did Edward have in the pocket of each pair of his pants?
A: a gold pocket watch
What time did Abilene come home for Edward every day?
A: 3:00 p.m.
What street does Edward live on? (w/ Abilene)
A: Egypt Street
What country was Pellagrina from?
What is the name of the dog who peed on the Tulanes’ dining room table?
Why doesn’t Edward like being called “bunny?”
A: He thinks it’s demeaning. (“He finds it derogatory in the extreme.”)
What did Edward lose (temporarily) when the maid vacuumed him?
A: His gold pocket watch.
What is the name of the ship Abilene sails on to London?
A: H.M.S. Queen Mary
Who does Edward find to be annoying, self-centered, twittery, and vain?
Who says, “I have already been loved. I have known love?”
A: Edward Tulane
Who said, “I’m done w/ being loved. I’m done w/ loving. It’s too painful?”
A: Edward Tulane
Who is the second character to tell Edward, “You disappoint me?”
A: The china doll w/ the green satin dress.
Who says, “If you have no intention of being loved or being loved, then the whole journey is pointless?”
A: Edward’s shelf-mate, the china doll w/ the green satin dress.
Who says, “Open your heart. Someone will come for you?”
A: The doll w/ the green satin dress.
Why does Edward’s heart open again?
A: He started to believe – or hope – that “someone would come for him.”
How old is Maggie when she comes?
A: maybe five years old
What is Maggie’s mother wearing around her neck?
A: Edward’s original gold pocket watch.