Breakfast on Mars and 37 Other Delectable Essays: Your Favorite Authors Take A Stab at the Dreaded Essay Assignment

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Breakfast on Mars and 37 Other Delectable Essays will inspire students to think differently about the much feared assignment in elementary and middle schools around the country: essay writing.

Rebecca Stern's fifth grade students were bored to death with essay writing, and the one thing Rebecca needed to inspire them―great examples appropriate for kids―was nowhere to be found. Inspired by a challenge, Rebecca joined forces with her friend, social entrepreneur Brad Wolfe, and the two came up with a terrific proposal―to gather together a collection of unconventional essays by some of the best writers around. They have compiled and edited a collection of imaginative, rule-breaking, and untraditional essays that is sure to change the way you think about the essay.
Contributors include: Ransom Riggs, Kirsten Miller, Scott Westerfeld, Alan Gratz, Steve Almond, Jennifer Lou, Chris Higgins, Rita Williams-Garcia, Elizabeth Winthrop, Chris Epting, Sloane Crosley, April Sinclair, Maile Meloy, Daisy Whitney, Khalid Birdsong, Sarah Prineas, Ned Vizzini, Alane Ferguson, Lise Clavel, Mary-Ann Ochota, Steve Brezenoff, Casey Scieszka, Steven Weinberg, Michael Hearst, Clay McLeod Chapman, Gigi Amateau, Laurel Snyder, Wendy Mass, Marie Rutkoski, Sarah Darer Littman, Nick Abadzis, Michael David Lukas, Léna Roy, Craig Kielburger, Joshua Mohr, Cecil Castellucci, Joe Craig, Ellen Sussman

Paperback, 240 pages
Published on June 24, 2014 by Square Fish
ISBN-10: 1250044464
ISBN-13: 9781250044464
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  • tjhockey07
    tjhockey07Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 9:48 am55 stars
    I read the book Breakfast on Mars By: Rebecca Stern and Brad Wolfe. This book was about a language arts teacher that want to make it so her students weren't so bored while writing essays. This book has a collection of 37 different essays written from great writers. On page 24 Alan Gratz wrote an essay on donkey kong. Its title is called "It's on like Donkey Kong." This was personally one of my favorite essays in the book. This essay was about how Donkey Kong was abused by Mario. Read the book to find out what else happened. I rate this book a 5 out of 5 stars because it was really good and they tell you what type of essay it is and what they wrote it about.