Checkmate Charlie

 
Member Since September 17, 2011

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Answered: Coraline

I thought the graphic novel Coraline was creepy enough. Never had the guts to see the movie!

Answered: Are sharks provoked when attacked?

That's right. You don't have to pick a fight with a shark to get attacked, which is why people panic when they see that dorsal fin pop up in the water. In the autobiography Soul Surfer , Bethany ...

Answered: What made walter dean myers want to be a writer?

To add to that answer, Myers didn't start writing right away. It wasn't until later on when he was working a construction job in NY that he recalled what his teacher had told him. Then he started ...

Answered: The Tale of Despereaux What is the timeline this ...

I don't think the author, Kate Di Camillo, specifies WHEN The Tale of Despereaux takes place, but based on the description of the setting and characters: castle and dungeon, kings and queens, knights ...

Answered: Who is jackie robinsons top friends

Jackie Robinson was the first African-American player in Major League Baseball. I can't imagine how much courage that took! I've read that one of his friends during his baseball career was Pee Wee ...

Answered: World poetry list???

Langston Hughes must be included in your world poetry list! Here is one of my favorite poems he wrote: A Dream Deferred What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun ...

Answered: Thanksgiving

This year I lost a cousin after a long battle with breast cancer. I thank God each day for my health and that my spouse and children are doing well. Each Thanksgiving I feel blessed that I am able to ...

Answered: Who is your favorite artist?

One of my favorite artists is Kadir Nelson. I'm mostly familiar with his children's book illustrations, but all of his work is absolutely incredible! Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of ...

Answered: What you think about muhammad ali?

I think Muhammad Ali was an incredible boxer, a legendary sports hero both in and out of the ring. Ali had a great sense of humor and lots of style. When I saw him light the torch during the ...

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