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Summer Books: Kid-Drawn, “Modern” Sense and Sensibility Comics

Anyone who saw last year’s Chaucer Comics would know how much we love to make comic books out of classic literature!  Today, I gave the kids and guest a few blank sheets of paper and asked them to come up with a quick six-panel modernized scene from Sense and Sensibility. Here are the kids’ Sense and Sensibility […]

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Summer Books: Re-Producing Chaucer’s Nun’s Priest’s Tale and a “Classics Comics” DIY

Medieval Bad Girls (and Chickens) Week continues in our Summer Reading Series…. Today, the “chickens” come into play…I read the kids a small bit of Chaucer’s Middle English as well as Peter Ackroyd’s prose treatment of Chaucer’s “Nun’s Priest’s Tale” from his Canterbury Tales: A Retelling. [We borrowed this one from the Toronto Public Library as […]

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Comic Strip Days

Comic Strip Days

WE CAN’T BELIEVE IT!  OUR SUMMER OF FUNNER 2011 IS NEAR TO A CLOSE!  Of course, we’re going out with a bang…Over the last two days, for instance, Blaise has been holding a cartooning workshop with the kids, teaching them about how comics are designed and produced and helping them create their own comic strips. Yes, research, even for […]

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