Elliott, Allister, and Max Head to Ukraine to Explore the Setting of the Folktale That Inspired The Mitten
by Traci Swain
This week, the Book Boys are inspired by Tiffany Williams—a library media specialist who is featured in Book Talks—to take a virtual field trip to Ukraine. There they drop into the wintry world of Jan Brett’s The Mitten, Scholastic Book Clubs’ Book of the Week.
In Ukraine, Book Boys Allister, Elliott, and Max learn about the origins of the folktale that inspired The Mitten and discover facts about the country’s climate, ecosystem, and culture.
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Allister, Elliott, and Max are three friends who work at Scholastic Book Clubs; they love books and want to share the joy of reading with your students. Each week, you can catch the Book Boys in a fun, educational, and engaging video about the Book of the Week. Play their videos in your classroom (or at home) to help your students connect to the story and explore the exciting world of reading.
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