Students MUST post reactions ( minimum 250 words) to the combined assigned viewing AND reading(s) linked below. Students need only post ONE comment addressing BOTH the viewing and the fictional excerpts. Students are encouraged (but not required) to additionally respond to other student reactions.
Neil Gaiman at the 2008 National Book Festival
Click link to watch the video.
What the (very bad swear word) is a children's book, anyway?" by Neil Gaiman. Click link to read essay.
The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman:"There
was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife. The knife had a handle
of polished black bone, and a blade finer and sharper than any razor.
If it sliced you, you might not even know you had been cut, not
immediately. The knife had done almost everything it was brought to that
house to do, and both the blade and the handle were wet." Click heading to read the rest of the first chapter.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman: "I wore a black suit and a white shirt, a black tie and black shoes, all
polished and shiny: clothes that normally would make me feel
uncomfortable, as if I were in a stolen uniform, or pretending to be an
adult. Today they gave me comfort, of a kind. I was wearing the right
clothes for a hard day." Click heading to read the rest of the excerpt.