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Arthur Writes a Story: An Arthur Adventure (Arthur Adventure Series) (edition 1996)

by Marc Brown

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Title:Arthur Writes a Story: An Arthur Adventure (Arthur Adventure Series)
Authors:Marc Brown
Info:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (1996), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Picture Books in storage
Tags:writing a book, Arthur books, children's

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Arthur Writes a Story by Marc Brown



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I liked this book because the characters provide realistic perspectives to the problem in the story. I also enjoyed the illustrations because it brought the book to life. The plot of the story was organized and well-paced.

Arthur, the main character in the story, is having trouble developing his writing assignment that asks him to create a story regarding something that is important to him. He asks all his friends for advice on writing a good story. The plot is well-paced because you see Arthur throughout the book change his story as he asks different people for their opinions and does not realize until the very end that his original story was better than the story he created using all the different pieces of advice his friends have him. The different characters provide realistic perspectives on the advice they give Arthur depending on their personality. For example, his friend the Brain is the most studious in the group. He suggests that “A good story should be well researched”. His other friend Francine is the jokester in the group. She suggests that he “put jokes in [his] story. The illustrations take up the whole page throughout the book, even if there is only one sentence of text. They bring the story to life because you can see Arthur take different modes of transportation throughout the book, like a bike or the bus, to get to his friends so he can ask for advice.

The big message of the story is to always keep in mind what is important to you. If Arthur would have remembered the prompt and not worry so much about everyone else’s opinion on a good story, he would have realized how awesome his original story was after all. Sometimes listening to others advice is okay but following what your heart is truly asking you to do is the better route. ( )
  XiomaraGonzalez | Oct 27, 2015 |
This book was a great read that I really enjoyed. The language was clear and well-written, the characters were very well-developed, and the story was very realistic. The language was simple but very clear, easy, and fun to read. The characters were clearly well-developed since it is part of a series. Arthur was clearly a good student and we learned a lot about his character and all of his friends. This story focused on Arthur needing to write a story for class and his struggles writing this story and keeping it realistic. This would be great for students because they could relate to Arthur and understand his struggles. The story wasn't the most interesting story in the world, but would definitely be good for students. I enjoyed reading it. ( )
  CasieProdoehl | Aug 31, 2015 |
I have fond memories of the Arthur series books and cartoons. I think al students should get a chance to read Arthur books. This story is about Arthur having to write a story for a a class assignment but he is having a hard time. I think this is a good book to share because every student I think experience this in one way or another. This book shows that ideas can come from anywhere.
  Tryante | Nov 26, 2012 |
When assigned to write a story for class, Arthur finds nonfiction to be too boring and decides to add other elements to spice it up. As a result, his story loses its value and goes awry. This is a good book on how to write for children. ( )
  dbcollin | Oct 22, 2012 |
This book is about Aurthor's struggle to do a writing homework assignment for school. It was a entertaining way to show the struggles of writing.
  briannawg | Jun 11, 2012 |
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The class homework assignment is to write a story, and everyone seems to be writing about something interesting...except Arthur. Will he find something he cares to write about or will his story be a big mess?

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Arthur has to write a story as a homework assignment and keeps changing his idea of what to write as he talks to his friends.

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