Fiction or Nonfiction?

Spathanas, Frankie; White, Victoria
April 2005
Scholastic News -- Edition 5/6;4/18/2005, Vol. 73 Issue 21, p7
Presents the responses of two children to the question of what type of book they plan to read during vacation. Characterization of the fiction books by J. K. Rowling; Things that can be learned by reading nonfiction books.


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