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BOOK REPORT

TITLE OF THE BOOK/STORY : Rotten Egg Paterson to the Rescue

AUTHOR : Colin Thiele

COPYRIGHT DATE : 1989

PUBLISHER : Angus & Robertson Publishers

I. GIVE TEN VOCABULARY WORDS THAT YOU HAVE READ WITH DIFFICULTY. LOOK FOR THE MEANING OF THE VOCABULARY IN THE DICTIONARY.

a. emu - a flightless gray-feathered ratite bird of Australia, about 6 ft tall, closely related to the ostrich

b. scrublands - land with thick undergrowth and stunted trees

c. coax - to persuade by soft words

d. melancholy - depression, low spirits

e. gusto - enthusiastic enjoyment

f. cockatoo - a crested parrot of fam

g. parakeet - long-tailed parrot

h. culprit - a guilty person

i. wobble - to move unsteadily from side to side while revolving

j. ravenous - fiercely hungry

II. GIVE THE IMPORTANT CHARACTERS IN THE STORY AND INTRODUCE THEM ONE BY ONE ON WHAT ROLE THEY PORTRAYED.

a. Danny - a twelve-year-old Australian boy who rescued an emu egg from the clutches of a goanna

b. Billy - Danny's best friend

c. Hacker Belton - the school bully who loves tormenting Danny

d. Mr. Moss - Danny's teacher

e. Tracy Gordon - former member of Hacker's gang

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