Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Your Favorite Part



We have just completed the reading of The Adventures of Pearley Monroe by Marci Seither. We have had great discussions, answered a lot of questions and analyzed the text thoroughly. Now, it is your turn to tell the world about the book. 

Quite simply, what is your favorite part of the book? Give a description of the part of the book you liked the best. Then, explain to your reader why you liked that part the best. You can select any portion of the book you'd like. Be sure that you clearly tell everyone a bit about the section you have chosen and then give good reasons as to why you liked that part. Leave no unanswered questions in your post!

Make sure that you check your work for good spelling and grammar. As always, let's comment on each other's posts in a positive and supportive way. Let the world know about The Adventures of Pearley Monroe!

222 comments:

  1. Wow! our next blog post!

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    1. I hope everybody agrees

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    2. So do I! I am very exited that we are dong another blog post, and that it is on The Adventures of Pearley Monroe!

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    3. I agree with both of you. I love blogs! I can not wait to start! So I am going to start, now!

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    4. I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    5. Blogging is fun-you get to tell the world what you think! I am so glad you are excited to post your ideas about our first literature book of the year. I look forward to seeing what everyone says about The Adventures of Pearley Monroe! Go 4th grade bloggers!

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    6. THANK YOU MR. LAMARR

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    7. woo woo woo! we're doing a nother blog! woo!

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    8. I love reading all your blog posts about "The Adventures of Pearley Monroe" and hearing what your favorite parts were. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts! I am really glad you loved the book.

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    9. We had a lot of fun with your book, Marci. We are now artistically bringing our favorite scenes to life. We hope you will get to see them when you visit!

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    10. I think you are right Mr. La Marr. Marci, You had a great book. Hopefully your book turns into a movie really soon!

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    11. Hi Rhys,
      I hope this book turns into a movie too!

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    12. yeah i wish it was a movie

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    13. I think it would be great to have a movie from Miss Nancy's point of view..maybe someday!

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    14. I hope you make a book from Miss Nancy's point of view, too!

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  2. My favorite part from the book "The Adventures of Pearley Monroe" is when Pearley Monroe, the main character, figures out that he was named after the gates of Heaven, called "The Pearley Gates". That was my favorite part because I also learned the name to the gates of Heaven, which I thought was cool. I also like it because my favorite part of books is when the main character figures out the big secret of the book which I think this part is supposed to be. In my opinion, when Pearley figured out the true meaning of his name, was my favorite part.

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    1. I agree that the part when Pearley Monroe found out was named after the Pearley Gates (the gates to heaven).

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    2. I agree with you Rhys, I think when Pearley figures out what his name came from that should be the secret

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    3. I wasn't expecting a big surprise at the end, but that certainly was one! I liked that part, too, Rhys!

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    4. Did you think that Pearley was a silly name for a boy? I did. Actually, there were several spellings of Pearley's name when I first started doing my research, but the one I decided was the right spelling was the one he signed himself.

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    5. I actually think Pearley is a normal name for a human being. I don't think that name is necessary for a dog or any other pet or animal. Imagine having a dog named Pearley. It is only good name for a human man.

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    6. I guess l just think of Pearley being more of a girl's name since I have pearl earrings!

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  3. My favorite part in Pearley Monroe was the series of events that took place when Mrs. Barnsworth’s Jewelry went missing. I like this part of the book because it was full of excitement.

    The first thing I found exhilarating was when Mrs. Barnsworth accused Chen Ho of stealing her diamond bracelet. It was exciting when Chen was running from Sheriff Larkin. I was hoping for Chen to get away, but he didn’t.

    Another electrifying part in the conflict was when Pearley was looking at Luella’s bedside table with her sapphire combs on it. The combs were left as a trap for the thief. Suddenly a strong hand grabbed Pearley. I thought the hand belonged to the thief and Pearley was going to get hurt, but it was just Sheriff Larkin and Pa.

    Finally, I was thrilled when Pearley found out it was a raccoon that stole the jewelry. When Pearley was getting the combs and the bracelet from the raccoon’s den the branch Pearley was on snapped. I thought Pearley would be sprawled out on the ground and maybe get badly hurt. but he quickly grabbed onto the branch below him. I felt a jolt of excitement.

    All in all I thought Pearley Monroe had lots of dramatic parts to it, but this was the incident of the book that caught my attention. Thank you for choosing this book Mr. La Marr!

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    1. I really like the words that you used Christian, such as: exhilarating and electrifying.

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    2. You picked out several parts to that adventure to discuss, Christian! Good job. I think you described them well. I am glad that you enjoyed the book.

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    3. Excellent job Christian! I like your organization and vocab. Well done!

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    4. Great blog Christian, I think it is important to not judge others and this was a chapter that definitely involved not treating others as we would want to be treated. I am so glad Pearley stood up for his friend and found the real thief!

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  4. Nice job Christian! You took my thought on how you thought it was "thrilling" that the raccoon stole the diamond bracelet and the combs.

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  5. I think The Adventures Of Pearley Monroe was awesome! My favorite part in the book was when Pearley and Cordelia went berry picking and ran into a bear! I like this part because they escaped the bear and fell into a mine. This is when Pearley breaks his leg. He then finds the Miadu tribe they helped Pearley wrap up his ankle. Another reason I liked this part of the book was because it had a lot of action. This happened in chapters 14, 15, and 16. They were the most action-packed chapters in the book.
    Another exciting moment in the book was when Pearley met the Barnsworth family and had to solve the mystery of who stole Mrs. Barnsworth's diamond bracelet, and Luella's sapphire combs.
    I liked these parts the best because they kept me reading and wanting to find out who did this, and who did that.

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    1. I liked the action in those chapters, too, Blake! A good author keeps readers wanting to move forward in the story! I am glad you like the book!

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    2. I am so glad you liked the action in this book. Pearley did have a lot of adventures..but just like in your life, his adventures were really just beginning and so are yours. Who knows, maybe one day I'll get to read something that you write. That would be super awesome.

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  6. My favorite part was when Miss Nancy got Andrew back by buying Andrew. The reason I liked that the best is because Andrew got pulled out of Miss Nancy's arms. She hadn't seen him for twenty-one years. She also had not seen Peter, her died husband, for ten years. Thank you for taking your time to read this, and I hope it was good.

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    1. I agree with you Riley-that part was powerful. I cannot imagine having to buy back my child.

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    2. When I read that in the museum I was SO interested that I wanted to learn more about Miss Nancy and her life. As a mom I cannot imagine the terrible pain she must have felt or the joy they experienced when they were reunited. Miss Nany did not have any living relatives after her grandchildren passed away. I am so glad that her legacy can continue. Thank you for reading my book.

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  7. One of my favorite parts in the book The Adventures of Pearley Monroe is when Pearley finds out what his name meant. It was my favorite part because Pearley was surprised and joyful that he was able to learn that his name meant the "Pearley gates of heaven."
    My second favorite part is when Grant almost died from the rushing rapids. I thought he was going to die. Luckily a man named Mr. Stone gave Grant CPR and led him to life again by reviving him.
    My third favorite part is when Pearley and Cordelia fell into a mine shaft. I didn't think that they were going to survive. They were found by a Maidu tribe who led them to the exit of the mine shaft. They went back to the berry bushes and eventually found their house and family.
    I would recommend this book. It is the best book I have ever read.

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    1. Good job Nolan! You have a lot of favorite parts. I like the way Pearley found out how he was named, too.

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    2. Hi Nolan, I was always curious about Pearley's name..It seemed sad that Peter passed away before he was able to see Andrew again. I thought that having a letter that talked about seeing him would be the type of closure that I would have wanted if I was Pearley. Peter passed away before Andrew was able to be reunited and I didn't want people to forget about him.

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  8. My favorite part of the book The Adventures of Pearley Monroe is when Pearley found out what his name meant.It is one of my most favorite parts of this book is that Pearley wish he had seen Grandpa peter in person but couldn't because he had died but after he read the letter he felt in a small way he did.Another reason I like it is because he got to know what his name meant and it meant Pearley gates of heaven.My next favorite part of this book is when Pearley and Cordelia went blackberry picking.I like it because I thought after Pearley broke his ankle he wouldn't have moved on and wouldn't have gotten out of the cavern but the were found by a Maidu tribe and they led them out of the tunnel and got them back with their family.Its the best book I have ever read so I would recommend this book.

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    1. I also think one of the best parts in the book is when Pearley and Cordelia went blackberry pikin'.

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    2. I think one of the best parts was blackberry picking also

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    3. I liked it to when Pearley found out what his name really mean't to.

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    4. Good point to mention that Pearley felt closer to his grandpa after reading the letter, Kyle. Since he never met his grandpa, that was the next best thing he could do!

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    5. I loved the blackberry scene as well. Writers often use things in their own life as part of writing and blackberry picking was one of those things. I used to take my kids blackberry picking in the late summer every year to make jam and blackberry cobbler. One time we were all picking and we heard a rustle, then a snap. We stopped and heard it again, only this time it was closer! As calmly as I could I told my kids to start walking to the car. All of a sudden a huge deer jumped out of the bushes not too far from where we were standing, followed by another deer. My heart STOPPED. WE all looked at each other with a mix of shock and "Wow..what would that have been like if that was a bear!" and that was the inspiration for the blackberry picking scene! I am so glad you loved it.

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    6. i think you are both right, Ana. His arm was shot by the bullet and it could have been infected so it would have been cut off.

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  9. I liked Lefty Miller. I liked Hearing the old ghost tale. Lefty Miller was a man in the Civil War. Someone cut off his arm. And on full moon nights, he wonders around looking for his missing arm.

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    1. Oops! I capitalized the "H" in hearing.

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    2. yeah i agree , that is creepy

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    3. Lefty Miller is awsome.

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    4. Are you sure his arm was cut off. I thought it got shot by a bullet?

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    5. My great grandmother had a picture of her great grandpa...and he was missing an arm that he lost in the civil war. When someone was shot , one of the most dangerous things that would happen is what they called gangrene..where the infection would get really really bad. If the wound could not be easily repaired, it was better to cut off the limb in order to save the life of the person. I am so thankful for modern medicine, aren't you!

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  10. One of my favorite parts in The Adventures Of Pearley Monroe is when they tell the story of Lefty Miller. I like this part because Lefty Miller got shot in the arm and his arm came off. On full moon nights he goes around looking for his arm.

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    1. Are you sure that Lefty Miller roams Coloma looking for his left arm (or some one else's left arm) every night with a full moon?

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    2. He does! We should go on our Coloma trip at night on a full moon just to see!

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    3. Have you ever been scared at night? One night I went camping with all my cousins..they were talking about bears and later that night when I went to the bathroom..they hid behind the small building and scratched on the door. I was terrified..until I heard them laughing. It is so easy to get spooked after we hear scary stories!

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    4. I have only been scared when I heard scary stories about evil clowns and freaky hamsters. But hope I see Lefty Miller in my back yard looking for somebody's left arm (or giving me candy).

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  11. My favorite part in The Adventures of Pearley Monroe was when Pearley caught the thief. It was the one thing I thought would never steal anything,a raccoon. I thought it was very dramatic because, for me, tension was building up and when Pearley said what is was I thought it was very funny. That is my favorite part in the book The Adventures of Pearley Monroe.

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    1. I agree Alexis that it's strange for a to racoon to be a jewel thief. It's weird but cool.

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    2. Good comparison, Alexis, of the tension building only for us, as the reader, to find out it was a raccoon all along!

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    3. I think it is easy to jump to conclusions. I was so thankful that Pearley helped to find the real theif and that Luella helped him. That was a real friend.

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    4. I agree Alexis a great part is when Pearley caught the thief. Great blog.

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  12. What I like on The Adventures of Pearley Monroe is everything of the entire story. What I like on the first chapter is Charles Stone
    saved Grant when he was being carried in a river and Grant survived.
    What I liked on the second chapter is that there was a spelling bee and Pearly got in fifth place but he was glad that the spelling bee
    was over. What I liked on the third chapter was that Charles Stone
    told Pearley that he helped the Donner Party survivors get to Sutter’s Fort for supplies. What I liked on the fourth chapter was that Miss Nancy told Pearley how they went to California before
    the state became part of the Union. What I liked on the fifth chapter was that there was a huge explosion in the Gold Bug Mine. What
    I like on the sixth chapter was that Rose was born and a foal.
    What I liked on the seventh chapter was that Rose was still loved, even if it was for a few hours. What I liked on the eighth chapter
    was that Rudy Burgress told Pearley about the “Freedom
    Train.” What I like on the ninth chapter was when the Barnsworth family came to Placerville. What I liked on the tenth chapter was that there was a thief that stole a diamond bracelet. What I liked on the eleventh chapter was that Mrs. Barnsworth accused Chen of stealing her diamond bracelet. What I liked on the twelfth chapter was that Pearley proved Chen innocent and that the real bandit was a raccoon. What I liked on the thirteenth chapter was that Charles Stone was courageous when he dashed into a burning building to save a child. What I liked on the fourteenth chapter was Pearley and Cordelia got to go berry picking. What I liked on the fifteenth chapter was Pearley and Cordelia escaped from a bear. What I liked on the sixteenth chapter was that they reached dry land in a cave after the cave floor was wet. What I liked on the seventeenth chapter was that they found some Maidu to help Pearley and Cordelia get home in time for supper. What I liked on the eighteenth chapter was that the Maidu helped Pearley and Cordelia get home. What I liked on the nineteenth chapter was Mrs. Conners told Pearley what Miss Nancy was going to buy with her hard earned money and she said Miss Nancy was going to buy her baby back. What I liked on the twentieth and final chapter was that the first person to find gold in Sutter’s mill died and he had a great funeral.

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    1. Marci Seither, If you are reading this it took me 2 days to write on word document and copy and paste

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    2. Justin you have a lot of text and good vocabulary. I liked the whole book but I have a favorite part than all the chapters.

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    3. thank you Katie

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    4. Good summary of the book, Justin. Why did you like all those parts?

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    5. Yes Justin, I did read your summary! Wow! you did an awesome job talking about each chapter. I am so glad you liked the book. Being able to spot detail is important in research. I found the reciept for that showed Andrew had been paid 10.00 to dig the grave for James Marshall and wanted to make sure I put that information in. Pearley was the one who eventually owned the property that the original mill site was on and later sold it to the State of California. He really wanted people to remember the historical importance of gold discovery. I think passing on this book helps to keep that alive. Thanks again for doing such an awseome job.

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  13. My favorite part in the book of “The Adventures of Pearley Monroe” is the chapters 9 through 12 when the Barnswoths came to Coloma. I like these chapters because Pearley met Luella Barnsworth and became her friend even though Luella did wear shoes in the summer. Luella‘s mother, Elisabeth Barnsworth, accused a Chinese boy, Chen Ho for stealing her diamond bracelet and arrested him. Pearley and Luella knew Chen was an innocent and they tried to figure out how to fee him and caught the real thief. The next best interesting chapter in these four chapter is ‘’ The Real Bandit’’ where Pearley and Luella found the real thief, which turned out to be a raccoon that stole Mrs. Barnsworth’s jewelry. After all, one of my most favorite part in chapter 12 is when Mrs. Barnsworth apologized deeply to Chen Ho for getting him arrested.

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    1. I agree, Mrs. Barnsworth shouldn't accuse someone f they don't have any proof.

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    2. I liked the details you told me Katie.I liked those chapters also

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    3. Finding that the raccoon was the thief was a fun part of the book!

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    4. Hi Katie, Justin, and Zeta,
      There were a lot of people who discriminated against the Chinese. They seemed different because their culture and customs were something that people were not used to, such as men having a long braid, always boiling their water and making tea, having an Emperor. Isn't it nice that we don't have to act like Mrs. Barnsworth? I am glad that she apologized to Chen Ho.. I think it is important when we have a disagreement to be able to make things right instead of just walking away. Being able to say "Please forgive me, and I am sorry" helps to heal hurt feelings, and isn't a sign of weakness, but strength.

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    5. I agree a good part is when the Barnsworths came to town. That was my third favorite part. Awesome blog by the way.

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    6. Declan, I think it is fun to think about what it would have been like to ride in a stage coach on the dusty roads! I am sure it was a huge adjustment!

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    7. Thank you Marci Seither for commenting my blog. I liked the way Mrs. Barnsworth apologized to Chen. Very thoughtful of her ,even though she discriminated Chinese. I loved this book and I hope anyone would like it and read it too.

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  14. Great blog JUSTIN.You told me more than I thought you should write.

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    1. Always write as much as you can and as much as you need to prove your ideas!

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    2. Kyle, I love the way your class supports each other!

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  15. Wow. By far the book “ The Adventures of Pearley Monroe” is one of the best books I
    have ever read in my life. My favorite parts in the book “The Adventures of Pearly Monroe” are in chapters 14-18. I liked it when the bear ran into Pearley and Cordelia in the blackberry field and chased Pearley and Cordelia, even though the bear was just protecting her cubs. Also I liked it when Pearley and Cordelia found the cavern, but fell in to the cavern, and Pearley broke his ankle while falling. I liked when Pearley and Cordelia found the Maidu people in the cavern and the Maidu people gave Pearly and Cordelia food and tended to Pearley’s broken ankle. I liked it when the Maidu people brought Pearley and Cordelia back to their family who were looking for them in the blackberry field.

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    1. Wow Declan great blog. I enjoyed reading it. I also liked the bear episode.I agree when you said the Maidu helped Pearley and Cordelia get back to the blackberry field.

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    2. I'm curious as to why you like all those great parts of the book, Declan.

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    3. Mining caused a lot of abandoned mines which also included air shafts. One day when I was walking I saw a place that had cave in where there had been mines. I looked into the deep hole and saw timbers and reported it to a sherrif. It made me think , "What would have happened if someone fell into it?" I also think it was important to point out that there were several Indigenous tribes in the area. Plus, Jean Claude Baptiste was really in the Auburn area after the Mexican American war was over so I wanted gto tie that in as well. I loved learning about all the people who were really in the area when Pearley was growing up.

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    4. I liked all of those parts because I like adventure and action and I thought that chapters 14-18 had the most adventure and action in the whole book. That is why like chapters 14-18 the most Mr. La Marr.

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  16. The Adventures of Pearley Monroe is a thrilling book by Marci Seither. My favorite event was when Pearley and Cordelia went blackberry picking, encountered a California black bear, met Kate, and watched the vivid magenta and cornflower yellow colored sunset fade away. Could you imagine what it would be like back then?

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    1. I think that it would be wonderful back then, walking through the streets of Coloma and all. :)

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    2. Amazing! I loved to just picture that pretty sky. Imagine it.

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    3. I loved thinking about the surroundings. I grew up not far from Coloma and my mom and dad still live on the property where I grew up. The sunsets over the golden hills are really beautiful.

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  17. My favorite parts in the book The Adventures of Pearley Monroe were chapters
    14-18. Chapters 14-18 were my favorite because in chapter 14, Pearley and Cordelia just go berry picking, or they thought they were, but Pearley hears something behind them that makes him jump. In chapter 15, Pearley and Cordelia run from the bear that was chasing them and once they get away, Pearley and Cordelia feel a breeze on a hot summer day.They fall through the cavern and their adventure begins. In chapter 16, they walk around the tunnels and have a little chat with each other. In chapter 17, Pearley and Cordelia stumble upon some man-made markings and a crate of onions. They soon find themselves with some Maidu who led them out of the tunnel. The Maidu brought them to their village where they put a splint on Pearley's leg. Then, the Maidu gave Pearley and Cordelia a ride to Placer Gulch where Pearley and Cordelia met their family once again. Those are my favorite parts in The Adventures of Pearley Monroe because they are full of action, excitement and adventure. Plus, there was a little family reunion at the end. :)

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    1. I liked all the chapters.

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    2. I love the details you gave me!!! I have the picture in my mind. You did a great job Leina!!!

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    3. Good summarizing of the main parts of that adventure, Leina!

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    4. Thank you Leina and Zeta,
      I also thought about what it would have been like for Grant to find the scrap of Cordillia's dress with the stains on it. As a mom of 6 kids I think I would have been totally FREAKED out! and I am sure that when Mama and Pa saw Pearley and Cordillia they were so happy. That is how I would have felt.
      When I was in 8th grade I got lost and when I got back to my family my mom said she almost started crying because she was so happy we were ok and safe.

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    5. Hi Marci Seither,
      I too would be FREAKEDout if I found a piece of my own daughter's dress with a blood stain on it. (*~*) scary

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  18. I love how you put all those details, Leina!

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  19. I liked that because the details were great!!!!!!

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  20. I enjoy many parts in the Adventures of Pearley Monroe. I really liked the episode about the Barnsworth family. At first Pearley saw Mrs. Barnsworth and thought she was mean and very judgmental because she was discriminating against the Chinese. In the end of the Barnsworth episode Pearley saw that Mrs. Barnsworth didn't mean to insult the Chinese and she learned a lesson.

    I also liked the Baby Rose episode even though it was very sad. When tragedies happen people are naturally sad. Tragedies teach people to be flexible and adapt to look at the positive sides of things. The tragedy in The Adventures of Pearley Monroe was that a newborn baby died. The baby was born too early so she wasn't developed enough and passed away. The Monroe family gave their respect to Baby Rose and then moved on with their lives. The Monroe family learned that life is precious and to enjoy every moment.

    Although I liked the Baby Rose and Barnsworth episode my favorite episode was the part when Marci Seither told us more about Mrs. Nancy's history. Mrs. Nancy was a really brave woman in my opinion. Mrs. Nancy was able to encourage herself to stay calm through slavery. She was able to do that until she was freed but she still didn't have what she wanted. Mrs. Nancy wanted her family to come back as one. When Mrs. Nancy's son was three, he was pulled out of her arms and was sold. After that Mrs. Nancy got a job. The other women working with her were all talking about what they were going to buy with their money. Most of them wanted items for example: bathtubs, chocolate, hats, etc. Miss Nancy told the others that she was going to buy back her son. I think that Mrs. Nancy was a very experienced and wise person. Mrs. Nancy has a very meaningful story and I never heard any other story like hers. That is why it is my favorite part of The Adventures of Pearley Monroe.

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    1. My favorite part was defanantly the Barnsworth part. Super Emelia! Although, I didn't really like the baby Rose part because it was so devastating.

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    2. Great thoughts, Emelia. You showed a lot of your own thinking here. I agree with the part about Miss Nancy. She is incredible, in my eyes.

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    3. Emelia, I loved hearing about the story of Miss Nancy too. I was so inspired by her persererance that I wanted to make sure others could read about her as well.

      Josh and Ana, I have to say that the chapter about Rose was really, really hard to write. It is easy to only talk about the good things in life, but the fact is there were hard things that happened as well. I have a hard time not crying when I read that chapter.

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    4. Great info, Emelia!

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    5. Thank you so much for replying! I am so exited for when you come to visit our class!

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  21. I have some favorite parts of the book "The Adventures of Pearley Monroe". I like the whole bear episode. Those chapters showed me some parts of the Maidu culter. For example, furniture. I got that from the grass mat. A lot of times people now do not use grass mats. They use rugs.

    Anouther part I like was meeting Luella. Funny to hear Pearley and Luellas' love story!!!!!!:)I liked that part because of the jewlery thief. Those are my favorite parts.

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    1. Exellent, Zoey! I totally agree. My favorite part is totally the Barnsworth part.

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    2. Hi Zoey..
      I heard that your class has been doing some math problems and Pearley is still involved! I am so glad you loved him so much that you are continuing his adventure -and apparently he now has a crush on Luella! You 4th graders sure have a huge imagination and I LOVE it!

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    3. Thank you Mrs. Seither!

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  22. My favorite chapter in the book, Pearley Munroe, is chapter 12, when Daisy has her foal. It is my favorite because there is a lot of happiness, joy, merriment, yet there is some sadness in the chapter. Pearley is very excited by this birth. He is excited because Pa said Pearley could have the foal. His family is also very happy because Daisy had been pregnant for a long time, and they had been waiting for the foal to be born. Pearley had been very anxious and eager for Daisy’s foal to be born. Pearley is a bit sad, though, because, just before the birth, Charles Stone, who previously saved Grant’s life and helped rescue the Donner Party, almost died trying to save another man’s nephew from a burning building. The man’s nephew escaped, but Charles Stone had to be carried out. Pearley tries to be happy, but it is hard because of this. At the end of the chapter, Pearley is mostly happy because Charles Stone is going to live, and Daisy’s foal has been born, and he can have it.

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    1. Excellent weaving of your thoughts with the plot, William. You have contrasted the happy and sad well!

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    2. I loved weaving Charles Stone into the story. Sometimes it is important to think of things from different angles. I knew about the Donner Party but I wondered what it must have been like to have been on the rescue effort. I used to be a lifeguard for years and know from experience that once you have helped someone in danger it changes your life forever. I think Charles Stone was one of my favorite characters in the book as well.

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    3. I agree with Mr. La Marr, William. good job!

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  23. My favorite scene in “The Adventures of Pearley Monroe “ written by Marci Seither was when Pearley discovered how he got his name. Pearley’s father Andrew loved his father, (Pearley’s grandfather) Peter Gooch. Andrew was separated from his parents for 21 years because of slavery. Andrew ‘s father died before they could be reunited. Andrew ‘s mother Miss Nancy wrote a letter to Andrew telling him that his father died and these were his last words, “ Tell Andrew that I’ll be waitin’ at the Pearley Gates for him.” Andrew was sad that his father died so when he had his first child, he named him Pearley in remembrance of his father. That is why this is my favorite scene in this book.

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    1. I agree with you Naomi I liked it when I figured out what Pearley's name meant .

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    2. I agree with you when you said he got his name from his grandfathers last words. :)

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    3. That was a nice part of the story. What a great way for someone to pay tribute to a family member!

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    4. Hi Naomi, Christain, and Sarah!
      One of the hardest parts about writing a book is sometimes knowing how it will end and making sure you have tied up all the loose strings. I think Pearley felt like he had a connection with his his Grandfather and gave him a new sense of importance about himself.

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  24. My favorite part in The Adventures of Pearley Monroe is the part of the story that focuses on the Barnsworth family. It’s my favorite part because the Barnsworths are a very interesting group. Mrs. Barnsworth is proper and rigid, and she is also a racist. Mr. Barnsworth has to put up with his wife’s mistake in accusing Chen Ho, and Luella Barnsworth is very energetic and doesn’t want to follow all her mother’s rules. Then Luella and Pearley get to catch the real thief (a raccoon) to get Luella’s haircombs and Mrs. Barnsworth’s diamond bracelet back and liberate Chen Ho from Mrs. Barnsworth’s false accusation.
    My second favorite part was the exposition at the beginning of the story. I liked it because all of the characters are introduced all the characters. Also, there was some adventure in it because Grant almost died! I was so relieved that he made it out alive. Pearly also gets to learn about Charles Stone and that he helped rescue the Donner party which was very interesting.
    My favorite characters were Luella and Clay. I liked Luella because she is smart, kind, persisting and beautiful on the inside and the outside. I liked Clay because he is hilarious and adorable.

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    1. I enjoyed reading the part when wrote that you thought that learning about Charles Stone was interesting. Wonderful job!

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    2. What did you mean when you said that all of the characters are introduced all the characters?

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    3. I totally agree with the part about the characters. I agree that Clay is very adorable.

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    4. Well done Josh! You supported your favorites with good thinking. I agree that the Barnsworths are . . . interesting, and you contrasted the mom and dad well.

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    5. I loved finding the photo in the museum while doing research that looked like wht I imagined the Barnsworth family to look like. It must have been quite a shock for peopel who were wealthy to come to a rugged part of the country but that isn't an excuse for teating others like you wouldn't want to be treated. I think Mr. Barnsworth was happy that Mrs. Barnsworth had leaned a lesson as well, and I think that when children see their parents take responsibility for their action is sets a great example of humility, which is what Luella and Pearley learned. Even adults make mistakes! But isn't it nice to know that we can make things right by using a few simple words. If you think about it, even Pearley was a little judgemental of Luella at first, but once he got to know her he realized that she was a person who was part of the same race he was..the human race.

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  25. Nice writing Josh!!!

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  26. My favorite part of The Adventures of Pearley Monroe by Marci Seither is in chapter 13. It is when Charles Stone runs into the Piety Hill Bakery to save Thomas Lundeen from a fire.

    The reason I like this part is because it demonstrates how people should not have an opinion (good or bad) on someone else unless the person has experienced this person before. Overall, don't judge a book by its cover. The reason I connected this statement to that episode is the people in Coloma judged Mr. Stone on the fact that he was an outsider and came around town rarely. Then at the Piety Hill Bakery, he changed the way that people saw him. This is because everyone helping to fight the fire saw him as a hero instead of an outsider for the first time when he ran into the bakery to save Thomas Lundeen from the burning, smoke filled bakery. Again, the reason I like this part is because it has a good moral.

    Another part I like about the book is in chapters 14-17 when Pearley and Cordelia get stuck in a tunnel after being chased by a bear. This part is interesting because it is very tense and has a very exciting plot. As a reader, this is something I look for in a book because it is exciting, and usually glues me to that particular book. I also like it because there is an element of surprise when a lantern comes bobbing down the tunnel. It turns out to be Maidu Indians, but when they point a spear at Pearley's chest, they seem mean. The Maidu are friendly, and they help guide Pearley and Cordelia out of the tunnel. Again, the reason I like this part of the book is because it's exiting.


    I hope you liked this blog post!

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    1. John, I totally agree with you when you said being chased by a bear is interesting because it is very tense and exciting. I also do like your blog :)

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    2. I agree when you wrote that people should not have an opinion on someone unless they experienced the person. Although, I don't like the bear episode because there was a lot of pain experienced. Great job!

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    3. Well done John. You have great ideas about Charles Stone and what we can learn from that character in the story.

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    4. I loved writing about Charles Stome. As a writer being able to SHOW is much more effective than being able to TELL. If I told you that Charles Stone was a nice guy even though he had rumors that were told about him..that would not have been the same as you seeing he run into a building that was on fire to rescue a small child, even if it meant it could cost him his life. When you write a stoey think about the SHOW don't TELL rule and see how that makes an imact on your story...great insight!

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    5. Why thank you! I loved the book!

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  27. My favorite part in the book, "The Adventures Of Pearley Monroe", is when Pearley went to the mercantile store, where Miss Nancy asks Pearley to get a pound of sugar and a spool of candle wickin'. When Pearley got there the ladies were looking over the colorful bolts of calico, muslin, and gingham.

    When the ladies started talking to Pearley about his grandmother, ( Miss Nancy ) they started telling Pearley about their experience with his grandmother, just as when they started talking about what they wanted back then in their story, but when Miss Nancy told them what she wanted, the ladies didn't talk about what they wanted for the rest of the week.
    When the ladies got paid they gave all their coins to Miss Nancy, to help her buy her baby boy back, Andrew, and that's what Miss Nancy wanted.
    That is why it is my favorite part of "The Adventures Of Pearley Monroe".

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    1. I liked that part, too, Lauryn. What about it did you like?

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    2. If you remember, I heard about Miss Nancy's story first. I was so touched by what it must have been like to have lived thorugh those years of saving and hoping her son was OK. My son was in the Marine Corp. He was gone a few times and I always worried about him.. I can't imagine what Miss Nancy went through! When we hear of other people who have overcome difficult circumstances it sometimes causes us to change the way we think about our lives..and in some cases...it might even result in a book!

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    3. Yeah! Me too, I couldn't even imagine going through that. And Mr. La Marr I liked this part because I liked hearing about the story that the ladies told Pearley about. I forgot to put that part though... Whoops!

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  28. My favorite part in the book The Adventures of Pearley Monroe was when Pearley and Cordelia were going berry picking and a bear started to chase them.I thought that was the best part because everything was going fine until Pearley and Cordelia saw a bear. What happened when they were running from the bear was that Pearley and Cordelia got away from the bear,but they thought they weren’t safe yet so they went into a cave but the ground caved in and they fell into a cavern. Pearley and Cordelia got out when the Maidu Indians found them and led them out into their village. The Maidu people put a splint on Pearleys foot which he broke.
    To get home Cordelia asked if the Maidu knew where the berry patch was.The Maidu took Pearley and Cordelia to the berry patch where they found their parents and rode home on their horse.

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      What I also like about this chapter was how Pealrey felt about Cordillia. Pearley was not happy about having to take Cordillia blackberry picking and even made her feel bad. When she started to cry he realized he hurt her feelings and by the end he was glad he was there to do what Mama had asked, take care of his younger sister. He shuddered when he thought of what would have happened if he had gotten his wish and sent Cordillia to the patch alone. He was growing up and realized that sometimes responsibility means doing something that isn's alway fun for those we love.

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  29. While I was reading the book The Adventures of Pearley Monroe I wondered how Pearley got his name. My favorite part in The Adventures of Pearley Monroe is when Pearley finds a letter and finds out how he got his name. He got his name from his Grandpa Peter's last words ' Tell Andrew i'll be waiting for him at the Pearley Gates." Pearley discovered the letter in his parent's box of valuable things with his father's golden pocket watch and his mother's bracelet. Knowing he was named after the Pearley Gates made him walk taller that day even though it was today that James Marshall's funeral was being held at the cemetery.

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    1. Hi Sara,
      Pearley was at James Marshall's funeral. I read an account that he helped Andrew, his Pa, with digging the grave. I loved that Pearley also knew his adventures were just beginning.

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  30. That part is amazing(when Pearley finds out his name is from the gates of heaven).=)

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    1. Thanks Bob (Riley) I am so glad you loved that part of the book. I also loved that the letter was stamped by the Pony Express. Can you imagine getting a letter that had been carried by hand?

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  31. I liked how Chen was proven innocent and Mrs. Barnsworth apologized and said she learned an important lesson. Chen was innocent but nobody believed him because he is Chinese and Chinese aren’t allowed to stand up for themselves. Mrs. Barnsworth was a rude ,insulting ,and rich person who discriminated against people . Mrs.Barnsworth learned not to discriminate against people. I liked how Pearley also figured out his names meaning . His name meant the pearley gates to heaven, where Grandpa Peter waits.

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    1. Hi Tavia, I am so glad that we can choose to not be like Mrs. Barnsworth. I was also glad Chen was reunited with his grandfather and think about what life was like for Chen's family.

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  32. One of my favorite parts of Marci Seither’s book The Adventures of Pearley Monroe was when Mr. Stone, a heroic person saved Thomas, a young child in a building that was on fire. Mr. Stone ran into the building to save Thomas’ life. Mr. Stone had terrible rumors said about him such as that he killed an Irish man with his bare hands. In truth he had been in a rescue party to save the Donner Party. Now Mr. Stone got all the credit he deserved.

    Another thing I liked about this book was when Pearley the main character and his sister Cordelia go blackberry picking. They end up getting chased by a bear and falling into a cavern .I liked all the action in these chapters. Marci Seither really captured the tense mood that Pearley and Cordelia had when trying to escape the bear.

    I enjoyed this book in general. Marci also perfectly weaved history through this book.
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    1. The action was fun in the berrypicking episode!

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    2. Hi Ana, Did you know that in the original manuscript Mr.Stone didn't live through the fire?! What was I thinking! I loved how Mr. Stone also found a sense of family after the fire. He realized that he didn't have to be alone anymore, I loved that he finally had friends who cared about him and was seen for the hero he really was all along. just goes to show you that EVERYONE has a story to share.

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    3. Hi Marci, I am aware that Mr. Stone got killed when you first thought of that seen. I think your finished Pearley Monroe book is amazing. I'm so exited you are coming to Mr. La Marr's Classroom soon.

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    4. Ana, your post is exellent ! I really like the berry picking episode as well. But my favorite part is the Barnsworth part. Still, good job Ana

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    5. Thanks for the positive comment Josh!

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  33. My favorite part of the book ‘The Adventures of Pearley Monroe,’ is when Pearley finds out how he got his name. The start of this episode, one of many, is when Pa and Pearley are getting ready for the funeral of James Marshall. Pa asked Pearley to get his father’s golden watch from Pa’s bedroom. When Pearley got to the box where Pa’s watch was, he noticed a letter. The letter said that Peter Gooch passed away and that he is waiting for Andrew at the Pearley Gates. This means that he will be waiting for Andrew, his son, at the gates to heaven. Pearley Gates are the gates that lead to heaven. Pearley got his name from this letter! Andrew, Pearley’s dad, named his first son after the gates leading to heaven where his father is waiting for them all. This was very exciting. This part of the book is my favorite part. When I read it I was excited to get to know how Pearley got his name.
    My second favorite part of the book is when Mrs. Barnsworth loses her diamond bracelet and finds out that a raccoon stole it. It all started when Mrs. Barnsworth figured that her bracelet is missing. She was thinking that someone stole it. She accused Chen Ho because he was looking at it the day before. Chen Ho had to go to jail. But only for a day or two. Pearley and Sheriff Larkin saw the raccoon trying to get Luella’s hair combs. The reason I like this part is because Mrs. Barnsworth had a total freak out about her bracelet when in reality the raccoon was a thief.

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    1. It is ironic that Mrs. Barnsworth got so upset, and all along the thief was really just a raccoon!

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    2. Hi Emma, such a great reminder to not jump to conclussions! So glad Chen had friends who were willing to help him.

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  34. My favorite part in The Adventures of Pearley Monroe is when Cordelia and Pearley were running from the black mama bear and her two cubs. I liked this part best because when Pearley and Cordelia were running, they fell into a cavern. That isn't the happy part, but when they were walking through the cavern, trying to find a way out, they came upon the Maidu Tribe. I liked that part because Pearley and Cordelia got to experience a new culture and got to see how the Maidu people lived. The Maidu also rescued them from the cavern. In the end, a scary situation turned out to be happy.

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    1. That was a great favorit part

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    2. Nice job of blending the text with your thoughts, Kiran. I like that the characters got to experience a different culture, too.

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    3. Hi Kiran,
      There were a lot of different cultures and customs that converged together during the Gold Rush. The Maidu Indians were just one of many California tribes that lived in the area. Sometimes it is easy to be frightened by people who are different, but I was glad that Kate and her family were able to help Pearley and Cordellia find their way home.

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  35. I thought that The Adventures Of Pearley Monroe was a great book. I have two favorite scenes in the book. The first scene I like a lot is in the prologue. Mrs. Nancy is waiting for Andrew, her son, from their 21 year separation. Andrew was taken out of Mrs. Nancy's hands when he was three years old. Now, Mrs.Nancy is at the depot waiting for Andrew. Mrs. Nancy was told that now Andrew had a wife, one son named Pearley who was 4 years old, and had a son named Grant who was 2 years old. Mrs.Nancy was so excited to see Andrew, his wife, Pearley and Grant. When the train arrived, Pearley put his face next to the window and looked at Mrs.Nancy. Then, when everyone got off the the train, Mrs.Nancy saw Andrew. Then, Mrs.Nancy ran toward Andrew, and they hugged each other. Tears streaked down both of their faces. Pearley asked his mom, “Mama, why is Pa crying?" Pearley's mom said, “Them is tears of joy, child, tears of joy. Why I like this chapter is when I read this it was super thrilling and made me happy.My second favoite scene is when Pearley and Cordelia heard a snap from a branch. Whatever they heard was much larger than a squirrel. The animal turned out to be a mama bear with her two cubs. The mama bear made a loud roar at them, so did the two cubs. Pearley and Cordelia sprinted fifty yards and the bears stopped chasing them.Why I like this scene is it's super adventurous and the mama bear roaring at Pearley and Cordelia is intimidating.

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    1. I agree that a roaring bear is intimidating! Quite intimidating!

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    2. Hi Max,
      I entered "The Adventures of Pearley Monroe" in a contest. The judge commented on the prologue being a great start to the book. That was a hard decision for me. Since Pearley is the main character, then he needed to be in the first scene of chapter one. But, since the story was really based on the touching background of Miss Nancy and Andrew, I needed to "hook" the readers by putting that into the book and felt that weaving the whole backstory in would have been too distracting. I still get choked up when I read the prologue. I can't imaging waiting to see my only child after 21 years.
      I am so glad you liked the book!

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  36. My favorite part of The Adventures of Pearley Monroe is when Pearley and Cordelia go blackberry picking. This is the most exciting part of the book for me. When the bear was done chasing Pearley and Cordelia, I thought they were going to be alright. It turns out I was wrong. Their adventure wasn’t over. When Pearley and Cordelia fell into the cavern and Pearley hurt his ankle, the book was becoming even more interesting and exciting. When the Maidu found Pearly and Cordelia and the adventure was coming to a close, I was still interested in that part of the book because I got to learn a little bit about Maidu culture. I like books that have unexpected scenes throughout the story. Because I like being surprised by books so much, the blackberry picking section is my favorite part of The Adventures of Pearly Monroe.

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    1. nice job Catie! I really like how you wrote that

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    2. I agree with Blake-you wrote this well and blended your ideas with the text nicely, Catie!

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    3. Hi Catie,
      One of the things that was important for me, as the writer, was to weave facts into a story and tell it in a way that you would want to turn the page. and find out what happened next. That is called "Cliff Hangers," and is something I learned from a very good writer. It is important to always be learning something new. I still take writing classes and listen to people talk about how to do things better! I am so glad you loved the book!

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  37. Opinion about Marci Seither’s book
    “THE ADVENTUR’S OF PEARLEY
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    OPINION ABOUT THE
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    Wow! This is the best book ever! So much adventure, excitement, astonishing resolutions to conflicts, and surprising conflicts! My favorite scene is every scene; even if the scene is sad, it’s still adventurous.


    HUMOR

    In chapter 12, THE REAL BANDIT, Pearley, Mrs. Barnsworth, Pa, Sheriff Larkin, Luella, and Chen figure out that the real bandit was a raccoon. I thought that was funny. Another part of the book that I think is funny is when Grant tried to skip eating his green’s and eat his short bread instead.


    WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THE
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    What I like most about the book is that every chapter has a conflict; and if there isn’t a conflict, there’s a resolution in that chapter instead. I also like that Marci Seither sectioned each happening into a group of chapters in a way that makes sense. I really like how Marci made mysteries in each chapter, as people read each chapter on different days.


    Favorite scene in the book

    My favorite scene in Marci Seither’s book is when Pearley and Cordelia got attacked by a bear in chapter 14. This is my favorite scene because I like Black Bears, I like a big challenge, and I like running!

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    1. Nice touch of addressing multiple parts of the book, Aidan. You did well to bring in elements of literature such as conflicts and resolutions. I agree with you that each chapter had a bit of mystery in it.

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    2. Hi Aiden,
      I worked on writing this book for years and my husband would often ask, "When are you going to finish The Adventures of Pearley Monroe?" I told him I didn't know if it was good enough yet, and then one year I went to a writer's conference and leanred about how to add suspense. I rewrote the whole books so it had "cliff hangers" . I was so happy I finally learned how to add that into the story and I smiled everytime I ended a chapter and thought.."The kids are going to want to know what happens next!"

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    3. Hi Aiden,
      I worked on writing this book for years and my husband would often ask, "When are you going to finish The Adventures of Pearley Monroe?" I told him I didn't know if it was good enough yet, and then one year I went to a writer's conference and leanred about how to add suspense. I rewrote the whole books so it had "cliff hangers" . I was so happy I finally learned how to add that into the story and I smiled everytime I ended a chapter and thought.."The kids are going to want to know what happens next!"

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    4. OH! So that's why your book has a mystery in each chapter! thanks!!!

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    5. I can't wait to see you Marci Seither

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    6. I can't wait to see you too Aiden! I have loved reading your blogs and hearing about how you have loved reading my book that I feel like we already know each other!

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    7. I kind've feel that way to.

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    8. + there's only about a week till you'r coming to our class!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  38. My favorite part in The Adventures of Pearley Monroe is chapters 14-18 because there is a lot of excitement. For example: Pearley and Cordelia got chased by a bear and ended up in an abandoned mine. I like the part when they met the Maidu and the Maidu showed Pearley and Cordelia the way home because they survived and made it home safely. I would certainly recommend this book to everyone who can read.

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    1. Hi Ben,
      I also loved weaving in the Grizzly bear claw that hung around Kate's grandfather's neck. Did you know there used to be Grizzly bears in CA? I think if Sacajewea's son had given me a bear claw as a gift , that would have been a real treasure! And I love the endorsement that everyone who can, should read should read this book! Writing this took a long time and I almost gave up over and over. Knowing you loved it makes me glad I persevered.

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    2. My favorite part is in chapters 14-18!

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    3. It is hard for me to pick out my favorite..but I am looking forward to showing you some of the research documents I found..not all of the reserch goes into books but it is important to have as a writer because it helps you have a better understanding of how people talked and acted back then.

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  39. My favorite part in The Adventures of Pearley Monroe is when Kate and her father brought Pearley and Cordelia to the berry patch, and Pearley and Cordelia got reunited with their family in the berry patch. My mood when I read that chapter was joy because everybody was rejoicing, happy and reunited. After all Pearley had been through I'm guessing that Pearley was happy and that triggered my happiness.
    Another part that I like is when Pearley learned how he got his name. Pearly figured out how he got his name when he was getting his father's golden watch for the funereal of James Marshall. When he was getting the watch, Pearley found a letter from a long time ago written by Miss Nancy, telling Andrew, Pearley's father, that his father just died. His last words were, "tell Andrew I'll be waiting at the pearly gates for him." Pearley was named after the pearly gates that lead into heaven. That part made me feel happy for Pearly that he finally figured out how he got his name, because Pearley isn't an ordinary name.

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    1. Hi Lily, I am so glad you felt the happiness that Pearley felt when he was reunited with his family. Being able to imagine what the character felt is a big job for the writer and when I know you felt happy when Pearley was happy, that makes ME happy!

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  40. Nice post, Lily. I like that you mentioned how the mood of the story affected the mood of you, the reader.

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    1. Hi Mr. LaMarr..the fact that your class loved the book makes me VERY happy!

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  41. My favorite parts of the book, The Adventures of Pearley Monroe, is in chapters 20 and 6. Chapter 20 is my favorite part because it is when Pearley figures out why he was named Pearley, and not any other name. He figures it out when he goes into his house to fetch his father’s watch for him, and he sees an envelope in the same box. Pearley slipped the yellowing paper out of the envelope and read the letter, it said that Miss Nancy was sad to inform Andrew, Pearley’s father, that Andrew’s father, Peter, had sadly died. It also said that Peter’s last words were to Miss Nancy, and he said he’ll be waiting at the Pearley Gates(Gates to Heaven) for Andrew. That is why Pearley was named Pearley Monroe. Chapter 6 was also my favorite part because it was full of surprises. I liked when Pearley had to ride back to Coloma by himself and tell Miss Nancy that Mama and Pa that they were on their way because Mama got hit with the wagon when Ol’ Duke reared up. Miss Nancy then told Pearley to go get Miss Ella, the midwife. Then Pearley, Grant, Cordelia, and Clay heard a baby’s cry from inside the house, Pa had come out with a sad look on his face. He said that even though the baby might not last through the night, he still wanted them to see their new baby sister. They came in and Cordelia got to name the children’s sister Rose. They then asked Pa if Rose would make it, and he said they’ll have to see what the morning brings.

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    2. Hi Rhys,
      I knew that having a lot of action was important in writing a book that boys would love. I have 4 boys and I tried to write something that boys and girls would love. So glad you like the book!

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    3. I like how you put in that huge adventure full of action that starts out with the bear causing the full problem, Marci. Pearly and Cordelia had quite an adventure after going blackberry picking. Did Pearley and Cordelia really have that adventure in the 1800s?

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    4. Rhys, I do not know for sure. I actually found out that Cordillia was not very well when she was older. BUT, that is the part of historical fiction that is fun but a challenge. To weave in the facts with the "What if..."

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  42. Hi Jackson. The chapter about Rose was very hard for me to write..in fact I still get chocked up when I read it. My grandmother's mom died right after she ahd a baby. Death was a harsh reality that many families had to face. I just thought it was important for Cordillia to be able to see her baby sister and for Rose to know she was loved, even for just a little while.

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  43. WOW..I have loved reading your blog! It was full of insight and very well articulated. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my book and let me know what you thought about it. I can't wait to meet your class one day and tell you how thankful I am in person :~)

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  44. thank you Marci Seither for giving all of the comments in our blog posts based on the Adventures of Pearley Monroe.

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    1. You are so welcome Max...it is an honor to be part of your classroom!

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  45. Fourth graders: You are having great conversations on here with each other and with Marci! Thank you, Marci, for talking with us online. I am very impressed with all the comments and the dialogue. Great job team!

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  46. My favorite part of the Adventures of Pearley Monroe was the black berry picking episode. In the black berry picking episode, Pearley and Cordelia go berry picking, although Pearley didn’t want to. After Pearley and Cordelia were done picking berries, they heard a large snap. They tried to run, but were stuck between a mother bear and her cubs. The mother black bear attacked Pearley and Cordelia in fear of her cubs' safety. Pearley and Cordelia got away, but fell into a cavern. Then, Pearley and Cordelia heard the bears eat their berries. Pearley and Cordelia walked through the cavern until they found an exit. There, a group of Maidu people helped them get home.

    The black berry picking episode is my favorite part because it has action, adventure, and some funny parts like when the bears ate the berries.

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