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[Ebook] ➩ The Search for Delicious By Natalie Babbitt –

The Search for DeliciousThe Prime Minister Is Compiling A Dictionary, And When No One At Court Can Agree On The Meaning Of Delicious, The King Sends His Twelve Year Old Messenger, Gaylen, To Poll The Citizenry Gaylen Soon Discovers That The Entire Kingdom Is On The Brink Of Civil War, And Must Enlist Help To Define Delicious And Save The Country.

[Ebook] ➩ The Search for Delicious By Natalie Babbitt –
  • Hardcover
  • 167 pages
  • The Search for Delicious
  • Natalie Babbitt
  • English
  • 06 May 2018
  • 9780374365349

    10 thoughts on “[Ebook] ➩ The Search for Delicious By Natalie Babbitt –

  1. says:

    I read this book as part of a literary discussion group for my 5th grader s class Each week the kids got together and discussed the reading They had weekly assignments as well as a discussion worksheet that they filled out to help promote discussion It was pretty cool to see these fifth graders start down the path of analyzing and really thinking about the books they were reading Tons of fun.As to the book, it s an entertaining read with some interesting themes and principles The high level summary is that the prime minister in a kingdom is trying to write a dictionary for the kingdom With each definition, he provides an example He s reached the word Delicious and everybody has a different opinion as to what truly exemplifies the word.apples, nuts, pies, etc So, the young hero Gaylen is sent out into the kindgom to take a survey of every citizen and determine, by majority, what is the most delicious The disagreements within the castle prove to have just been a microcosm of the kingdom at large and it quickly becomes evident that there won t be any common consensus Added to the delicious problem, we have a power hungry man riding around the country stirring up trouble in hopes of eventually getting the kingdom for himself.An intriguing parallel story thread starts with...

  2. says:

    I didn t realize how much I was hankering for a good old fashioned fairy tale until I started reading this book There was so much I loved about The Search for Delicious There was a time once when the earth was still very young, a time some call the oldest days This was long before there were any people about to dig parts of it up and cut parts of it off People came along much later, building their towns and castles which nearly always fell down after a while and plaguing each other with quarrels and supper parties The creatures who lived on the earth in that early time stayed each in his own place and kept it beautif...

  3. says:

    Babbitt can do better, iirc But even young me would have found the problem, and the solution of the quest, ridiculous And some kids might get the impression that the world is even scarier than it really is, because adults are...

  4. says:

    I enjoyed the writing style a lot than I expected While the premise seems ridiculous, the story had substance than just adults being stupid It showcased how propaganda could lead to rebellion and civil war I also liked the ancient beings and their resulting indifference to the peop...

  5. says:

    A wonderful tale about how everyone can come together and agree on something, even if originally they disagreed In this story, Gaylen, a young boy, is sent to poll the kingdom on what the meaning of delicious is Since everyone has a different opinion, fights often break out But in the end, it s someone who previously had no voice that makes a difference, just by sharing the joy of water And after reading this and thinki...

  6. says:

    On the surface this story is like an old fashioned fairy tale, where a person sets off on a quest and has to do several things to reach the end And all of that is indeed in here..but it s also about caring about othersabout deciding to do something about a problem instead of just walking away and leaving the mess for someone else to deal with That is one thing that is often lacking in the world these days The theme comes through nice and clear He could have walked away but instead he decided to try to help and by doing that he prevented a major tragedy.The main character in this book is a 12 year old boy He is sent on a quest to ask each person in the kingdom what their favorite food is Of course no one can agree The book teaches how easily fights can break out over the most silly of things, like a favor...

  7. says:

    Amazing At first it gets BORING but if you read it, it is very, very, very, worth reading I guess i ll rate it 4

  8. says:

    I really liked The Search for Delicious it was funny and exciting.

  9. says:

    Twelve year old Gaylen is an assistant to the Prime Minister in a fantastical medieval era England The king, on the recommendation of his PM, chooses Gaylen to go on a journey to survey all the kingdom s residents, asking them what s the most wonderful food they can think of The most common answer will be chosen as the synonym definition of delicious in the kingdom dictionary Problem is, no two people seem to give Gaylen the same answer, so how is he to choose While on his journey, Gaylen uncovers some issues far serious than food He gets word of someone close to the king planning to overthrow him Doesn t take long for everything in Gaylen s life to start running amok I found this to be a brilliant way for young readers to see how silly, immature and out of hand adults can get when people get caught up in greed It also looks at themes such as how quickly serious wars can start from the most inane origins, how problematic circumstances can escalate when people just wash t...

  10. says:

    My 14 year old daughter found this on a shelf and had vague memories of hearing me read it years ago It was a fun departure from our serious, academically motivated read alouds A sweet story about the importance of both language and water, topics close to our family s hearts The vocabulary was not challenging for a 14 year old, though we renewed familiarity with lithe and zephyr and touched ...

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