Our Draw the Natural Wonders of the world series is moving along. Two books have been published (USA and Europe), two are nearly finished (Africa and Canada) and there are five more to go (Asia I & II, Oceania, Mexico – Central & South America and The World). The latter book, Draw the Natural Wonders of the World will also include Antarctica.

Newest Series: Literature

Our newest series, Literature Disguised as Fun, will open with seven standalone books. Each book will have the full, unabridged short-story, essay or novel along with additional materials to help your students learn how to think about what they are reading and also learn about the authors of these great, classic works in a fun and entertaining way. Each book will contain:

  • Brief Introduction
  • Pre-Flight: Some things to think about before reading.
  • Author Photo, Portrait
  • The unabridged short story, essay or novel
  • Socratic discussion questions
  • Wrap-Up: Some things to think about after reading.
  • Author Bio: This is a short, creative bio where Mr. Draeger uses his time machine (H.G.), space craft (Lem One) or other methods to meet the authors face-to-face (in most cases).
  • Quotes by the author
  • Additional reading
  • Cartoons and memes that pertain to the work

I know. Exciting stuff, right?

The series will open with these seven books geared toward grades 7 – 12:

  • “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov
  • “A Modest Proposal” by Jonathan Swift
  • “Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street” by Herman Melville
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
  • “Civil Disobedience” by Henry David Thoreau
  • The Red Badge of Courage by Stephan Crane
  • “Self-Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

As with all our books we will be running a free book contest, but this one will be run a little different. We will be launching all these books around the same time (probably, hopefully, around the end of September, 2022). Once we announce that through our newsletter the first 10 respondents will win a book of their choice.  To win you must:

  • Be a newsletter subscriber
  • Respond with your mailing address (people often forget to include this)
  • Respond with the title of the book you want

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