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United Nations International School, Hanoi
Read This Great Book
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by
Publication Date: 2004-05-18
A bestselling modern classic--both poignant and funny--about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world. Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.
1. Read the book!
2. Take notes on a Google Doc about each chapter and how the author develops character,
settings, and themes.
3. Collect powerful quotations as well.
***Your notes will be your first formative
assessment of the year and will mark the start
of your Learner Portfolio!
FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q: Do I need to bring the book on the first day of class?
Q: Will I need to bring the book in the first week of school?
Q: Will I be able to check-out books from the library for summer reading?
A: Yes -- after June 8.