Saturday, May 15, 2010
The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
Lexile = 790
This book grew and grew on me! (So, if it starts slow for you, don't give up!)
Eben learns one year in school about the seven wonders of the world and then bugs his father and aunt about how living in Sassafras Springs is not wonderful at all. His father challenges him to find seven wonders in their little town and he will reward Eben with a trip to visit his aunt in Colorado.
Eben begins by visiting all the neighbors and he finds that most people THINK they have a wonder but these "wonders" sometimes aren't too wonderful.
However, he does find some amazing things in his little world. The difficulty is find enough wonders and finding them in time for the deal with his Dad.
Of course along the way, Eben finds more than wonders......