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Thalia Book Club Camp offers up-close interaction with renowned children's book authors and illustrators, book discussions, and book-related field trips around the city. This blog follows the camp's activities.

All posts from July, 2011

Thalia Book Club Camp, Day 5

By Camp Staff
Published on July 29, 2011

We began day 5 of camp by thinking about our favorite words. Using our list of “splendid words” that we’ve been keeping throughout the week, we sorted ourselves into groups and, following the instructions of our “conductor,” said our favorites aloud with varying speed and volume to create a “word orchestra.” Next, we scoured our [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp, Day 4

By Camp Staff
Published on July 28, 2011

We began today by thinking about TV, the favorite medium of the protagonists of today’s book, An Accidental Adventure: We Are Not Eaten By Yaks by C. Alexander London. On the Symphony Space stage, we each wrote our own commercials for a variety of impractical products, including a human-sized highlighter, butter on a stick, and [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp, Day 3

By Camp Staff
Published on July 27, 2011

We kicked off day 3 with drama exercises in the theater which challenged us to express with our words and our body language some of the emotions felt by the characters in today’s book, Camo Girl by Kekla Magoon. The book’s major themes — friendship, fitting in, being yourself, and dealing with loss — were [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp, Day 2!

By Camp Staff
Published on July 26, 2011

We started off day 2 of camp with a trip to the Symphony Space stage where the campers got to read aloud from an dynamic section of Matt Cody’s The Dead Gentleman. The scene dramatized by the campers told the story of two kids who join a group of explorers who travel around the world and [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Begins!

By Camp Staff
Published on July 25, 2011

Week 1 of the Thalia Book Club  Camp 2011 started off  with a fun morning on the Symphony Space stage, with some games to help us get to know everyone’s names.  We talked about our favorite books — which include Harry Potter, the Pendragon series, Matilda, Kiki Strike, The Hunger Games , the Alchemist series, Breadwinner, [...]

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