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Picture Books by Graeme Base: Animalia, the Eleventh Hour, the Worst Band in the Universe, Uno's Garden, the Sign of the Seahorse (Study Guide)

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This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Animalia, the Eleventh Hour, the Worst Band in the Universe, Uno's Garden, the Sign of the Seahorse. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: The Eleventh Hour: A Curious This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Animalia, the Eleventh Hour, the Worst Band in the Universe, Uno's Garden, the Sign of the Seahorse. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery (1988) is an Award winning illustrated children's book by Graeme Base. In it, Horace the Elephant holds a party for his eleventh birthday, to which he invites his ten best friends (various animals) to play eleven games and share in a feast that he has prepared. However, at the time they are to eat11:00they are startled to find that someone has already eaten all the food. They accuse each other until, finally, they're left puzzled as to who could have eaten it all. It is left up to the reader to solve the mystery, through careful analysis of the pictures on each page and the words in the story. Base was inspired to write the book by reading Agatha Christie novels. He travelled to Kenya and Tanzania in 1987 observing animals in game parks and collecting ideas for the book. Written in rhyme, the book includes large and lavish full-page illustrations of Horace's opulent house and the events of the party, packed with hidden details. The author invites the reader to deduce the identity of the thief by examining the illustrations and making deductions and observations. Also among the details in the illustrations are hidden messages, ciphers, and codes for amateur cryptographers (for example, one page's border consists of Morse code while another page set in the ballroom contains musical clues as to which guest is guilty). The biggest and most noticeable clue lies in a paragraph of ciphertext at the end of the book, which is to be decrypted, once the reader has discovered the identity of the thief, by means of a Caesar cipher mapping A to the first letter ...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=503117


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This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Animalia, the Eleventh Hour, the Worst Band in the Universe, Uno's Garden, the Sign of the Seahorse. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: The Eleventh Hour: A Curious This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Animalia, the Eleventh Hour, the Worst Band in the Universe, Uno's Garden, the Sign of the Seahorse. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery (1988) is an Award winning illustrated children's book by Graeme Base. In it, Horace the Elephant holds a party for his eleventh birthday, to which he invites his ten best friends (various animals) to play eleven games and share in a feast that he has prepared. However, at the time they are to eat11:00they are startled to find that someone has already eaten all the food. They accuse each other until, finally, they're left puzzled as to who could have eaten it all. It is left up to the reader to solve the mystery, through careful analysis of the pictures on each page and the words in the story. Base was inspired to write the book by reading Agatha Christie novels. He travelled to Kenya and Tanzania in 1987 observing animals in game parks and collecting ideas for the book. Written in rhyme, the book includes large and lavish full-page illustrations of Horace's opulent house and the events of the party, packed with hidden details. The author invites the reader to deduce the identity of the thief by examining the illustrations and making deductions and observations. Also among the details in the illustrations are hidden messages, ciphers, and codes for amateur cryptographers (for example, one page's border consists of Morse code while another page set in the ballroom contains musical clues as to which guest is guilty). The biggest and most noticeable clue lies in a paragraph of ciphertext at the end of the book, which is to be decrypted, once the reader has discovered the identity of the thief, by means of a Caesar cipher mapping A to the first letter ...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=503117

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