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Book Club: His Majesty's Dragon

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Instructor:
Sabrina Weiss
5-10 students
Suggested Age Ranges: 13+, Adults included!

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. (No particular edition)


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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