The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Eighteen – Current Event

Many people exaggerate their traits for personal gain. Some do this for love, some for fame, some for success, and others for pity. For today’s Current Event we explore an example of someone who was a victim of this type of person to the most extreme degree…Gypsy Rose Blanchard

The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Eighteen – Fun Fact

What’s a fear that almost everyone has when they are younger? Even as many people grow up, this fear continues to linger to some extent. Today’s Fun Fact for Ch. 18 is…FEAR OF THE DARK

The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Eighteen – Vocabulary

There are some words that just automatically make a sentence feel fancy. A lot of those words have already been covered in previous blog posts because they show up in The Prince and the Pauper. Words like ‘thou’, and ‘knowest’ raise the status of a sentence or paragraph to a higher level. Today’s word has a similar power. Our vocab word for Chapter 18 is…PRITHEE

The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Seventeen – Fun Fact

change their identity. Maybe they are in witness protection. Maybe they are fleeing from something or someone dangerous. Maybe they have multiple identities in order to commit crimes. The most important step in the process for any of those examples is today’s Fun Fact for Ch. 16…NAME CHANGES

Animal Farm Book Release Day!

The big date is here! The Pontes Books versions of Animal Farm are now available! How to find the books: All of the books are available on Amazon (try seaching “Animal Farm Pontes Books”), but they don’t always show up initially in search results on Amazon. Eventually they will be added to our author pageContinue reading “Animal Farm Book Release Day!”

The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Seventeen – Historical Tidbit

Chapter 16’s Historical Tidbit is a fun one! Did you ever make up a code (written or spoken) in order to be able to say whatever you wanted without getting in trouble? Today’s Historical Tidbit is about….COCKNEY RHYMING SLANG

The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Seventeen – Vocabulary

Today’s vocabulary word is one that we use often. But if someone asked you to define it, I’m not sure that you’d be able to rattle off a definition right away. It’s one of those weird words with a vague meaning where it is sometimes easier to give example sentences than it is to give a straight definition. Today our vocab word for Chapter 17 is…GRACIOUS

The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Sixteen – Fun Fact

Have you seen the movie Frozen? If so, do you have an image in your mind where Elsa removes her gloves in order to hold onto two objects while she is being crowned queen? Maybe you’re aware of what is happening there, maybe you’re not. Although that movie does not take place in England, a similar scene would play out at a British coronation ceremony. And those objects she is holding relate to today’s Fun Fact. Today our Fun Fact for Ch. 16 focuses on…THE CROWN JEWELS

The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Sixteen – Historical Tidbit

In Chapter 16, we hear about a number of titles that were used in Tudor England. At the time, the hierarchy of society was incredibly important to how society functioned. Though these titles don’t hold quite as much weight today, they still exist. Today’s Historical Tidbit is about….ORDER OF PRECEDENCE