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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, 2012

Thalia Book Club Camp: Week 2 Day 2

By Camp Staff
Published on July 31, 2012

Day 2 started off with a bang! As soon as the campers were settled comfortably into their seats, we were joined by Michael Beil, author of Summer at Forsaken Lake. We were immediately treated to the main source of inspiration for his book: a short film called “the Seaweed Strangler” which Michael made at age [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp- Week 2 Day 1!

By Camp Staff
Published on July 30, 2012

Woohoo!  First day of camp! After some get-to-know-you activities and name-game bingo, we dived into the week’s literature with some mini book clubs.  Campers got to spend 7 minutes at each book station and discuss their thoughts , ideas, and commentary on the books.   Then we headed back to the camp room and started the [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp: Week 1 Day 5

By Camp Staff
Published on July 26, 2012

Somehow, Friday has arrived. It’s been a whirlwind week, and the fun activities continued today. We started off the morning creating pirate dialogues and acting them out on the stage of the Thalia in preparation for meeting Geoff Rodkey, author of the pirate-themed novel Deadweather and Sunrise. In pairs, we were given a situation involving our [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp: Week 1, Day 4

By Camp Staff
Published on July 26, 2012

Wow, is it Thursday already?  This week has been flying by.  Today’s book was Signed by Zelda by Kate Feiffer.  In Signed by Zelda, one of the characters, Lucy, is obsessed with analyzing handwriting, and so we started off the day with some  handwriting analysis of our own.  Today’s writers grab bag was full of [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp: Week 1 Day 3

By Camp Staff
Published on July 24, 2012

As Day 3 began, anticipation for Pseudonymous Bosch’s arrival was mounting in the camp room, and campers were musing about his real identity. In order to distract ourselves from the excitement, we looked through some amazingly detailed pop-up books of The Odyssey and Frankenstein before heading into the Thalia Theater for some games. As the game [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp: Week 1 Day 2

By Camp Staff
Published on July 24, 2012

Almost as soon as the campers arrived this morning, we headed back out to the street and braved the Tuesday morning Rush Hour, en route to the TenementMuseumon Manhattan’s Lower East Side!  Our mission:  to retrace the steps of Meena, the main character in  Same Sun Here.  In the book, Meena lives at the intersection [...]

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Book Club Camp Begins!

By Camp Staff
Published on July 23, 2012

Welcome to Thalia Kid’s Book Club Camp 2012! All of the counselors and camp directors were excited to meet a new group of book-loving campers. To start off the day, everyone took their seats and began decorating the front of their personal journal for the week, which will soon be filled with their own creative [...]

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New camp starting July 23!

By Camp Staff
Published on July 12, 2012

Thalia Book Club Camp returns!

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