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Posted by Tom, October 8, 2014

Join in with our books-in-verse reading group next week!

This month’s Nosy Crow Reading Group is taking place next week and we’d love for you to join in!

We’ll be discussing three books written in verse: the 2013 Carnegie-shortlisted title The Weight of Water, by Sarah Crossan, the 1998 Newbery Medal-winner Out of the Dust, by Karen Hesse, and the 2001 Carnegie-shortlisted Love that Dog, by Sharon Creech.

As usual, we’ve prepared a few questions in advance to get everyone thinking – here’s some of what we might be talking about:

1. How important is plot to each of these books?

2. Who do you think each book is “for”?

3. What effect does the verse form have on each book? How does it change your reading of them?

4. How well do you think the first-person narrative method works in each book? What impact (if any) does the age and gender of the protagonists have on each narrative?

We’ll be meeting on Thursday, October 16 at 6.30pm, here at the Nosy Crow offices – 10a Lant Street, London, SE1 1QR. There are still some places if you’d like to join us – if so, send an email to tom at nosycrow dot com. And if you can’t make it here, but would still like to take part, please do join in online, either on Twitter with the #NCGKids hashtag, or in the comments section of this post.

We hope you can join us!

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