Just in time for the holidays, there are lots of goodies in store for you this month, and not all of them come wrapped in a box! There's a nice big present for Lord of the Rings fans familiar with the book that started it all, The Hobbit. Part 1, An Unexpected Journey, hits theaters December 14. A week later, a 3D version of the animated Monsters, Inc. will be released to get you reacquainted with Sulley and Mike before Monsters University comes out in June 2013.
You know when you find an amazing book, and you never want it to end? How do you find another book to read after that? Our answer: Readalikes to the rescue! We hope our Readalikes will rescue you from the what-to-read-next question, and help you find lots of new amazing books.
Today's Readalikes are for Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. Charlotte's Web is the story of a little girl named Fern who loved a little pig named Wilbur—and of Wilbur's dear friend Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider who lived with Wilbur in the barn. With the help of Templeton the rat, Charlotte came up with a clever plan to save Wilbur from being turned into bacon.
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Writing Prompt: Poem
"Write a poem describing whatever you want. Or a paragraph.
Anything is game! If it’s your newest crush, or how your baby brother spit up on your favorite shirt, or your feelings on pizza day at school, feel free to write it up! See how creative you can get."
This is one I did based on the huge pile of dishes that accumulates in my sink every night.
Dishes, oh dishes. How I hate doing the dishes.
If I could have three wishes, one would be not to do the dishes.
You pile up in the sink and seem to mock me.
My dish gloves are so soapy, will I ever break free?
I’m still working on a happy ending for that one. . . What about you guys? Write your poem or paragraph in the Comments below!
—Ratha, Stacks Writer