Rocks Supplementary Resources
ADDITIONAL RECENT BOOKS
*Ming-Lo Moves the Mountain
by Arnold Lobel
'Ming Lo's wife is angry. The couple live beside a big mountain which causes them no end of trouble. Shadows fall over their garden. Rocks fall through their roof. And it is always raining. "Husband," says Ming Lo's wife, "you must move the mountain so that we may enjoy our house in peace." But how can a man as small as Ming Lo move something as large as a mountain? Maybe the village wise man can help. This whimsical literary folktale is set in China.'
*King Midas and the Golden Touch
Retold by Charlotte Craft
Stunningly beautiful illustrations.
by Marcia Brown
Three hungry soldiers outwit greedy villagers into providing them with soup. 1947 Caldecott Honor.
*Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
by William Steig
'Sylvester can’t believe his luck when he finds a magic pebble that can make wishes come true. But when a lion jumps out at him on his way home, Sylvester is shocked into making a wish that has unexpected consequences. After overcoming a series of obstacles, Sylvester is eventually reunited with his loving family.'
Journey to the Center of the Earth
by Jules Verne'Journey to the Center of the Earth is a classic 1864 science fiction novel by Jules Verne. The story involves German professor Otto Lidenbrock who believes there are volcanic tubes going toward the centre of the Earth. He, his nephew Axel, and their guide Hans descend into the Icelandic volcano Snæfellsjökull, encountering many adventures, including prehistoric animals and natural hazards, before eventually coming to the surface again in southern Italy, at the Stromboli volcano.'
It may be corny by today's standards, but I loved the movie, Journey to the Center of the Earth, when I was a kid. I watched it every chance I could--which wasn't often in my pre-video world. The 1959 version is the best by far! Scientific, no. Fun, yes.