Cover art 2004 by Elizabeth Slayton
Fritz J. Tirol
I. Reason for Choice:
I choose to read this book because of the purity, kindness, and innocence of the story. It is one of my favorite books. It showed me how life can go on despite all the trials and circumstances that someone could ever experience. Its heart warming story lines have really encouraged me to trust on my self and never give up. It show how a young girl live by herself and experience the cruelty of people. It made me realize how thankful I am to have a home and a family to live with whose always their for me. It showed me how fortunate I am to be sent in a prestigious school, to be able to eat and sleep in comfy and pleasing home. Touching, powerful in its simplicity, and quite impossible to put down once started, this is a book which celebrates the courage which lies in the human spirit, and the kindness that can be found there. Crow-girl embodies much of what we would like to see in ourselves, and in her story we can find a message of both hope and peace.
II. When and where the story did takes place?
The story took place in a cove which is now called Crow Cove. It was a cold early morning, near a little cove where a brook ran out to the sea stood three houses. They live in the third house which is all the way down by the sea.
III. Identify (3) three main characters & describe their character traits. Crow-Girl or Myna is a very loving granddaughter. She is very innocent and believes that everybody is good just like her grandmother. Her attitude and outlook in life is very pure that she can touch the lives of other people around her. She’s very hopeful, kind and enthusiastic. She exemplifies the wisdom her grandmother shared with her. She is very helpful to the in need and trust people easily. Her understanding with people around her is quit amazing. She longed to have a family who’ll be there for her, to love her and accept her for what she is. Foula is a kind and understanding person. Her love for her daughter is very impressive; she is willing to sacrifice her happiness for the sake of her daughter’s safety. She’s a very strong, kind, loving and caring. She shows people who she really is. She is frank and realistic person. She is polite and knows how to deal with people. She has the heart of a real mother.
Rossan is a very kind person. He is very helpful and he is not selfish. He is willing what he has, he is a real giver. He sympathize those who are in need. He is very gentle and understanding. He is also frank and he knows what he wants. He is very true to his self and knows what he wants. He is very contented and sensitive.
* Cinch [sinch]
noun (plural cinch·es)
| something easily done: something that can be done or achieved with very little effort (informal)
| something certain: something that is absolutely certain to happen (informal)
| riding strong girth: a girth for a saddle, consisting of a thick strap secured by passing the end through two metal rings
| firm grip: a firm grip (archaic)
* fjord [fyawrd](plural fjords) or fiord [fyawrd] (plural fiords) noun
| narrow inlet of the sea: a long narrow coastal inlet with steep sides, often formed by glacial action, especially along the western coast of Norway
| [Late 17th century. Via Norwegian < Old Norse fjörðr](Page 119)
| * Mush [mush]
| pulp: a soft pulpy mass
| sentimental words or ideas: overly romantic and sentimental words or ideas, e.g. in a book or movie
| food cooked cereal: a thick mixture made from cornmeal and milk or water
| (Page 63)
* Rabble [rább'l]
| unruly crowd: a noisy and unruly crowd of people
| offensive term: an offensive term that deliberately insults people lacking in wealth and status (insult) (takes a singular or plural verb)
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