Beyond IQ

Book Club: His Majesty's Dragon

  • 02 Oct 2020
  • 13 Nov 2020
  • 6 sessions
  • 02 Oct 2020, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • 09 Oct 2020, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • 16 Oct 2020, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • 30 Oct 2020, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • 06 Nov 2020, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EST)
  • 13 Nov 2020, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EST)
  • online
  • 10

Registration

  • We will run 6 sessions with an optional follow-up for projects or papers.
  • Family is a member of GHF, SENG, MAGE, or NHAGE. - This can include a parent who is taking this with their offspring.

    We will run 6 sessions, with an optional extra session for papers or projects.
  • We will run 6 sessions with an optional follow-up for projects or papers.

    For those signing up for projects/paper, there will be an opportunity to submit work to be evaluated and returned.
  • Family is a member of GHF, SENG, MAGE, or NHAGE. - This can include a parent who is taking this with their offspring.

    We will run 6 sessions, with an optional extra session for papers or projects.

    For those signing up for projects/paper, there will be an opportunity to submit work to be evaluated and returned.

Instructor: Sabrina Weiss

Days and Times Fridays, 1:00 pm, 6 sessions, starting Oct. 2nd.

Plus a one day add on for projects

Course Description

This course will be a reading course for His Majesty’s Dragon, Naomi Novik’s outstanding fantastic historical fiction book. Imagine Napoleonic era wars fought using dragons as airships and other flying weapons. This story focuses on a particular dragon, Temeraire, who is very different from the European dragons around him, and his search for his origins with his bonded human, Captain Will Laurence.

I found this book and the character of Temeraire to connect deeply with my own experiences growing up gifted and multicultural, and I want to share this great story with other readers and lovers of dragons.

His Majesty’s Dragon won the 2007 Compton Crook Award for best novel in the Science Fiction/Fantasy genre during 2006 by a first-time author. Novik has gone on to write other great fiction books, including Uprooted and Spinning Silver, which are both transformative retellings of traditional fairy tales that empower heroines.

Texts: His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik


Outline

Oct 2 Ch 1-3

Oct 9 Ch 4-5

Oct 16 Ch 5-6

Oct 23 No Class. Discuss 7-8 online

Oct 30 Ch9 - 11

Nov 6 Ch11 - Epilogue

Nov 13 Full discussion, wrap-up


Nov 20 Add-on presentations and discussion



Note: No classes on 10/23.

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