Gulliver’s Travels

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Author: Jonathan Swift
Grade(s): 8

Gulliver’s Travels describes the four fantastic voyages of Lemuel Gulliver, a kindly ship’s surgeon. Swift portrays him as an observer, a reporter, and a victim of circumstance. His travels take him to Lilliput where he is a giant observing tiny people. In Brobdingnag, the tables are reversed and he is the tiny person in a land of giants where he is exhibited as a curiosity at markets and fairs. The flying island of Laputa is the scene of his next voyage. The people plan and plot as their country lies in ruins. It is a world of illusion and distorted values. The fourth and final voyage takes him to the home of the Houyhnhnms, gentle horses who rule the land. He also encounters Yahoos, filthy bestial creatures who resemble humans.

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Lea Dives In (American Girl)

Lea Dives In, (American Girl)Lea Dives In

Author: Lisa Yee
Grade(s):  4
Lexile: 750

Excited for her family’s trip to Brazil, Lea is worried about going into the ocean, but when a new friend encourages her to embrace all that Brazil has to offer, fun turns to danger and she must prove to herself, and her brother, that she is brave.

Pages: 151

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