The book you choose must have some aspect of human and animal interrelationships. I have provided a list of suggested books and I really prefer that you keep with one of the books on the list. If you absolutely have to choose a book that is not on this list you must email me for approval.Provide a short description of the book and I will let you know if it is acceptable. If you use an unapproved book, you may lose credit for this assignment.
• All reports must be typed, 12 font, double-spaced, with standard one inch margins.
• Title page should state Student Name, book title and author of the book
• Length of paper will vary with length of book, but should be at least 5 pages.
• All students will submit a printed copy by noon on Oct 7 in the foyer of the Forbes building, and one electronically to the dropbox in D2l for plagiarism check. PLEASE DO NOT PLACE YOUR PAPERS IN ANY COVERS OR FOLDERS. Just staple them in the upper left hand corner.
• All papers should include a very brief introduction, which should include the reason why you chose this book.
• Following the introduction, you will write a short summary of each chapter in the book. At the end of each chapter summary, in a separate paragraph, discuss any human-animal relationships in that chapter. Just a few of the questions you can ask yourself include but are not limited to: Did the relationships influence the story or were they not important. Where the relationships positive or negative? Companionship? Antagonist? Friend? Stuff like this…..
• A conclusion at the end of the paper should summarize the relationships between humans and animals that you wrote about throughout the whole book in your chapter summaries, and explain their importance and/or significance.
• MOST COMMON MISTAKE: Not analyzing/expanding on or explaining the importance of the human-animal relationships. Just doing a summary of the chapter is NOT enough. Also, ALL chapters must be summarized, even if that chapter did not include any human-animal relationships.
• D2L dropbox submission: you MUST submit your paper electronically to the dropbox in D2L for plagiarism check.
• Final day to submit book report is Oct. 7, 2013. If you do not submit the paper to the dropbox in addition to a hard copy in class, your paper will receive a grade of 0.
Books to choose from:
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
White Fang by Jack London
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
Man O’War by Walter Farley
Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stoneby J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
A Horse’s Tale by Mark Twain
The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
My Friend Flicka by Mary O’Hara
A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
Watership Down by Richard Adams
National Velvet by Enid Bagnold
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobeby C. S. Lewis and Pauline Baynes (the other books of this series do NOT work)
The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Marley and Me by John Grogan
Old Yeller by Fred Gibson
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Born Free by Joy Adamson
Stuart Little by E.B. White
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Water for the Elephants by Sara Gruen