Period 1, Mr. Oncay
Book Review: Fall ‘14
REVIEW: Black Duck by Janet Taylor Lisle
When I read the first chapter of this book, I did not think it was interesting at all. I decided to keep reading on and eventually, I loved the book. There was a good conflict and all the characters had different personalities. Ruben was the curious one and Jeddy was the kind of guy who would hang around Ruben all the time, but didn’t consider them friends. I liked that the author used vocabulary that we have not learned yet, but you can probably make a guess to what is means. Overall, I would rate this book eight stars out of 10.
STUDY QUESTIONS AND VOCABULARY:
1) Who was the rumrunner who still lived in town in 1929?
1a. Ruben Hart was the rumrunner. (pg.
2) Why did Jeddy call Mildred Cumming?
2a. Jeddy found a dead body by Coulters beach (pg.
3) Why was Jeddy’s father disappointed?
3a. Jeddy and Ruben found a dead body, then it disappeared. (pg.
4) Could Ruben see when his bike light bulb burned out?
4a. Ruben could only see for about ten seconds. (pg.
5) Where did David’s wife travel off to?
5a. Davids wife traveled to North Carolina (pg.
6) Why does Jeddy want to break Ruben and his friendship?
6a. Jeddy thinks that Ruben’s dad is rum running. (pg.
7) How did Marina’s bike get a flat tire?
7a. There was a steel tack on the pavement (pg.
8) Where was Ruben going to go investigate?
8a. Ruben was going to drop off some coffee grounds for Tom Morrison (pg.
9) Who is navigating the Black Duck
9a. Marina Mckenzie was navigating the Black Duck (pg.
10) What was Chief Mckenzie doing at his supper table?
10a. He was counting money and putting them into envelopes. (pg.
11) Who rescued Ruben?
11a. Billy Brady and the rest of the Black Duck crew. (pg.
12) Who did Ruben go crabbing with?
12a. Ruben went crabbing withTom Morrison. (pg.
13) Who died early morning the next day?
13a. Jeddy Mckenzie died in the morning. (pg.
14) Who warned the Black Duck crew about the coast guard?
14a. Rick Delucca warned the Black Duck crew. (pg.
15) Who told Jeddy about the Black Ducks trip out to Mary Logan?
15a. Manny told Jeddy about Black Ducks crew. (pg.
Daggers (as an adj) (pg.