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The Treasure Trove of Literature

Where to Purchase? Go online @ for direct links to purchase these books from affordable sources. The Door in the Wall

ISBN: 9780440227793 The Phantom Tollbooth ISBN: 9780394820378 The Endless Steppe ISBN: 9780064405775 Treasure Island ISBN: 9780486815244 The Hobbit ISBN: 9780618260300

The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli Illustrated by the author. Softcover. 128 pgs. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster Illustrated. Softcover. 272 pgs. The Endless Steppe by Esther Hautzig Softcover. 256 pgs. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson Softcover. 253 pgs. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien Illustrated by the author. Softcover. 365 pgs.

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It is wrong to use too few words, but it is o � en far worse to use too many.

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Literary Techniques Quiz Let’s review another figure of speech you learned about in The Treasure Trove of Literature, Level 2 . Hyperbole (hy-PUR-buh-lee) is a figure of speech that uses an exaggeration to make a point or to emphasize feelings. For example, a friend might exclaim, “Where have you been? I’ve been waiting for hours!” even if you are only 15 minutes late. In this case, your friend would be using hyperbole to express his feeling of impatience. Match the examples below with the literary techniques listed on the right.


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1. ____ [The dwarves] made a deal of puffing and shuffling which echoes magnified alarmingly... 2. ____ All the same he had an uncomfortable feeling that the picking and choosing had not really been meant to include this marvellous gem, and that trouble would yet come of it.

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If you spend too much � me thinking about di ff erent possibili � es, you will never make up your mind or get anything done.

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Literary Connections: Ships A large,  ne sailing vessel, the Hispaniola is an important part of the se � ng of Treasure Island . Have you ever seen a large sailing ship? If so, you know that these ships are magni  cent. Built from wood, with their tall masts and white sails billowing in the wind, sailing vessels from the 1400s–1800s are beau � ful examples of human achievement using materials from God’s world.

3. ____ A bitter easterly breeze blew with a threat of oncoming winter.

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D. Hyperbole

4. ____ ...autumn was now crawling towards winter...

Reading and Reading Preparation Milo, Tock, and the Humbug have been working for a long � me at the tasks given to them by the pleasant, blank-faced gen tleman. What kind of jobs are these, and what kind of a welcoming commi � ee does the blank-faced gentleman turn out to be? Read Chapter 17, “Unwelcoming Commi � ee,” pages 211–223.

E. Foreshadowing

5. ____ …looking up towards the Mountain’s peak, as if he expected to see Smaug perched there like a bird on a steeple. 6. ____ The great jewel… took all light that fell upon it and changed it into ten thousand sparks of white radiance shot with glints of rainbow.

Before the steam engine was invented, ships were powered by wind or by oars. To be powered by the wind, a ship must have sails a � ached to masts. Sailing ships either have square-rigged sails, which means the sails are set perpendicular to the keel, or fore and-a � -rigged sails, which means the sails are set parallel to the keel. (The keel is the backbone of a ship or boat, the beam that runs

F. Imagery

Vocabulary As you read, use the space below to make a list of three words from the chapter that you are unfamiliar with. Look up the meanings of the words in the dic � onary, and write a brief de  ni � on of each word as it is used in the chapter.

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along a ship’s bo � om from its front to its back.) The Hispaniola is a schooner, so her sails are fore-and-a � -rigged. (Ships are always referred to as “she” and “her,” not “it.”) Below is a list of ship terms for you to learn or review. Several exci � ng events will take place on board the Hispaniola in the next few chapters, and it will be easier for you to follow what is going on if you

7. ____ “I must feel the wind on my face soon or die.”

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understand the following terms: • Bow: the front of the ship • Stern or A � er-Deck: the back of the ship

• A � : in the direc � on of the stern • Astern: behind a ship or toward the back of a ship • Starboard: right • Port/Larboard: le � • Keel: the backbone of a ship; the beam that runs along a ship’s bo � om from bow to stern • Cabin: a room for sleeping on a ship; used by the captain, the owner, or passengers (the crew sleep in the forecastle) Bow Starboard Port/Larboard A � /Stern

Reading Review Questions: pgs. 211–223

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Answer the Reading Review Ques � ons below. 1. What does Milo use his magic sta ff to discover about the tasks he and his friends have been doing?

85 Q: Can my student use The Treasure Trove of Literature even if he has already read some of the literature books used in the program? A: Yes! Having a guided tour to the deeper meaning and literary techniques of a book is very different from simply reading it for pleasure. In addition, all of the books in The Treasure Trove of Literature are worthy of being read more than once. One of the marks of a work of literature is that it offers new insight and enjoyment every time it is read and reread.

2. What is the faceless man’s name? Why does he give meaningless tasks to Milo and his friends?

• Quarter Deck: a raised deck in the stern of a ship, used mainly by o ffi cers • Forecastle or fo’c’s’le: the forward part of a ship with the crew’s living quarters • Forecastle Deck: a raised deck over the forecastle

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