|Timestamp||Name or Group Names (first only)||Author and Illustrator||Title||Year of Publication||Artistic Style||Plot and Character||Symbolism||Monomyth||Pearson Archetypes|
|10/7/2014 14:54:26||Amanda, Victoria, Yesenia|
|10/7/2014 15:06:26||Hillary, Judy, Ada||Ruth Krauss||A Very Special House||1953||The book is made up of yellow pages, with doodle-like images. The boy is the only character with some color, mainly just blue and white. The other illustrations have no color.||The boy is showing off his house and imagination. The only character is the little boy and some imaginary animals. His imagination and creativity is what makes the house special.||The boy is the only one in color, to show that he's the only one who is real. The other animals and furniture are doodle-like to symbolize that they're all part of his imagination.||The little boy's "journey" is repetitive; he's constantly thinking up new special things.||The little boy = the innocent youth, he still has his creativity in tact. He is also "The Creator," constantly coming up with new ideas.|
Amanda, Victoria, Yesenia
|Gerald McDermott||Arrow to the Sun||1974|
It looks like it was hand drawn, with crayon, and water color paints. It looks geometric shapes.
The lord of the sun sent his son down to earth to be with his mother. The son wanted to know who his father was, and was determined to find him. He was shot into the sun as an arrow by an arrow maker. He had to go through obstacles to prove that he was the Lord's son. after going through all the obstacles, he was sent back to earth by his father to spread spirit to the men on earth.
Jesus (the boy), Arrow, Sun
The elements of the Monomyth in the story are, The boy trying to find his father, and also the obstacles he went through to prove he is his fathers son.
The predominant archetypes present i the story are, warrior and seeker. Warrior because he goes through obstacles
seeker he seeks for his father
|10/7/2014 15:13:10||Asia, Tiffany, James||Ezra Jack keats||The Snowy Day||1962|
It looks like water paint was used. There a lot of colors and some of illustrations look like cut outs.
Peter goes out exploring in the snow . He learned that snow is not meant to be brought inside the house because it will melt. He goes to bed sad and dreams that the sun melted all of the snow outside. He then wakes up relieved that there is even more snow then before.
|Snow = happiness|
The window is his call
The Adventure is when he goes into the snow
The return is the knowledge about snow
Peter would be labeled as an innocent. He can be classifies as an orphan as well.
Constantina, Gail, Deika
|Ed Young||Lon Po Po||1989|
The cover of the book seems to be a bit more scary then most children's book. It has a plastic cover over the book. Some materials that could be used a laminated paper. The drawings look more like paintings. The drawings are more mature and have a lot of details.
The plot of the book is that the mother went away to visit her mother leaving behind her three daughters who she told to lock the door with the latch and not to open it for anyone. A wolf who lived near by came to the house dressed up has an old lady and pretended to be the children's grandmother (PoPo) who then is able to enter the house. The oldest child Shang figured out that the the so called grandmother was actually and wolf and convinced the wolf to go outside so they could eat a delicious treat called gingko nuts. After the wolf could not climb the tree so Shang told him to grab a rope and a basket so they could help the wolf up. The Wolf was pulled up three times each time higher and higher and the children dropped the wolf every time. The third time they dropped the wolf he died and they waited for their mom to return and told their mom what had happened
Maybe it is similar to the symbols in little red riding hood and little red cap the wolf probably symbolizes a strange man who is trying to rape them. The gingko nuts symbolizes the actually gingko tree which was used for dating in chinese tradition.
The elements of monomyth are that Shang finds out about the wolf and comes up with a plan to save her and her two sisters.
The predominant archetypes that are present in the story is the wolf Destroyer, Shang is the warrior, Her sisters are innocent, Her mother is a caregiver. The type of Archetypal the story Lon Po Po is "
Overcoming the Monster".
|10/7/2014 15:18:25||Yadira, Darren, Ninfa||Maurice Sendak||Outside Over There||1981|
Resembles poetry, rhyming, lyrical.
Ida plays a horn for her baby sister when goblins come and steal the baby and replace it with an ice changeling. When the baby melts, Ida goes after the goblins and she finds herself in "outside over there" where the goblins live.
The horn - A trapped used to keep the goblins dancing and that made it easy for her to spot her baby sister.
The "call to adventure" occurs when her baby sister is kidnapped by the goblins. The "departure" happens when she goes after her sister by climbing out of the window. The "approach" is when she ends up in "outside over there" where the goblins are. The "crisis" is when she discovers that her sister is about to be married to one of the goblins. As a "result" she uses the horn to distract the goblins while she takes her baby sister back. When she "returns" she reads a letter from her father telling her to watch over her sister and mother.
innocent, caretaker, magician, lover and destroyer.
Alexandra, Bianca, Dieris
Harold and the Purple Crayon
the illustrator uses one color, purple, and it resembles a crayon
Harold decided to go for a walk and he took his purple crayon with him. He notices that there is no moon so he draws a moon so he can see where he is walking. Then he draws a sidewalk so he can walk and then the story continues with Harold drawing something new each time.
The crayon represents a child's creativity and teaches them to use their imagination. The moon represents home because thats what Harold looks for when he tries to get back home.
The moon- he drew it to start his journey
tree- created the tree
innocent, hero, explorer, creator, caregiver, sage. This story is a voyage and return story because he creates his own path with his crayon and gets lost in the process and tries to find his way back home.