Thursday, March 13, 2014

J.K. Rowling

JK Rowling    By : Ramsey Tucker

       JK is a very famous author. She wrote the well known "Harry Potter" series. The Harry Potter series is a series about a boy named Harry Potter who is an orphan and who goes with his aunt and uncle and cousin who all hate him, and honestly he doesn't like them either. On one of their "family" vacations an odd man comes bursting into their cabin to tell Harry he is a wizard. Everyone loved that 7 book series and she immediately became famous.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire     By : Ramsey Tucker

      In the first chapter this book is about a family named the Riddles and they live in a large house in a city of a lot of people. They weren't considered "well liked" or "popular" in their city so when they were all 5 dead in their house all lined up by each other no one really cared. But what the town was curious of how they died. The doctors did an autopsy on them to see how they died. And some very mysterious news came in. They were all young and in good shape so they couldn't have died because of old age or sickness. They were not murdered, stabbed, shot, or impaled. But they all had an odd look if terror across their face. But no one believed they had been "scared to death." The town all thought that the results were fake and they thought that Frank, the Riddles gardener killed them. Because he was the only one who had a copy of the key to the Riddles house. So they put him in jail, but then they tack him out because there was no evidence that he killed them. So the neighborhood boys are always pranking him so when there are lights flashing in the Riddles abandoned house, Frank assumed it was the town pranksters. But just to check, Frank no a 70 year old man hobbles up the Riddles house and struggles to put the key in. When he does he follows the light and peeks in the door. Who could it be but the name who must not be named " Voldemort."

Friday, March 7, 2014

Ruth Wakefield

Ruth Wakefield     By : Ramsey Tucker

       Ruth Wakefield was the inventor of the chocolate chip cookie. Before the 1930's no one had ever had a chocolate chip cookie. Why? Because, it had not been invented yet. Ruth graduated from the Framingham State Normal School Department of Household Arts in 1924. One of Ruth Wakefield's recipes was butter drop do cookies. As she prepared the batter one day, she discovered she had run out of baker's chocolate. She found a semi-sweet chocolate bar that had been given to her by Andrew Nestle, and so she cut it into tiny bits and added them to the dough, expecting them to melt as the cookies baked in the oven. However, the chocolate did not melt. Instead, it held its shape and softened to a delicately creamy texture. Needless to say, the cookies Ruth had created became very popular with guests at the inn, and soon her recipe was published in a Boston newspaper, as well as other papers in the New England area. That's how she invented chocolate chip cookies.

Between Shades of Gray

Between Shades of Gray      By : Ramsey Tucker

     What this book is about is a 17 year old girl who is in the holocaust. Her brother, mother, and herself have been captured and been taken to a train and been treated very poorly. She meets a boy named Andrius and his mother, Mrs. Arvydas. There is a pregnant woman who they go to pick up at the hospital right after she gives birth. Her baby dies shortly after that. Ona the mother gets shot in the head by the NKVD. They went to a bathhouse and had to take all their clothes off in front of the guards and the guards do bad things to Lina.