For months student teams read books and met with parent coaches for discussion. Now it was time for some book-based fun and games – Book Quest Finale!
The groundwork was done. Each team had created a challenge based on a book and they were eager to test their crafty creations on the others. Can you hula hoop while reaching for a key that’s almost out of reach, concentrating hard while being very distracted? That was the challenge for “Joey Pigza Swallows the Key,” Jack Gantos’ book about ADHD.
There were challenges for “My Side of the Mountain” by Jean Craigshead George, “Silverwing” by Kenneth Oppel, and “Chasing Vermeer” by Blue Balliett, all guaranteed to rev up interest and work up an appetite. A potluck of the Book Quest families wrapped up the evening.
Special thanks to the Book Quest parent coaches, Lauren Sargent, Judy Schwab, Heidi Meir, Susan Spoor, Barbara Hoffman, Molly Lanzon, and Thu Kehn, without whom the event would not have been possible. And hats off to Linda Lakshminarayanan, Emerson Librarian.