The Amazing Bone: William Steig

The Amazing Bone  

  • Author/Illustrator: William Steig

  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus, Giroux

  • Publication Year: 1976

  • Brief Summary: Pearl finds an amazing bone with unusual powers. They soon become friends and the bone saves Pearl from an undesirable fate!

  • Awards (if any):

Awards, Honors and Prizes:

Best Books:

State and Provincial Reading List:

  • Ideas for using this book in classroom or library:

    • Fiction vs. non-fiction: what makes this book a fiction book?  (talking animals, talking bone, etc.)

    • If you had a talking bone, what would you talk about with it?  What are some ways the bone could help you?  Write a story about it.

    • Do you have a special friend?  What do you like to do together?

    • Do you have a special trick?  Share with the class.  If you can have one super cool power/trick, what would it be?

  • Brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core/etc.

    • Text-to-self connections

  • Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.: N/A

Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library

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