November 7: “Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland”

“Can you turn the page, please?” – Phoebe Fishwhiskers

If you have read any of Cindy Neuschwander’s “Sir Cumference” books series, then I’m sure you were expecting at least one of her titles to show up in my November blogs! Today, we are learning about angles as we read Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland.First and foremost, I love the characters names in the “Sir Cumference” book series: Sir Cumference (Did you catch that already?), Lady Di of Ameter, Radius, and Sir D’Grees.

In this particular book, Radius, son of Sir Cumference, is sent on a quest to find the missing neighbor, King Lell. Before Radius departs, he is given a medallion (coincidentally shaped like a protractor) to help him find his way. On his journey to King Lell’s castle, Radius passes through a “cute” village of steep-angled rooftops and heads through the Mountains of Obtuse. Radius solves a few clues, all involving the use of his new protractor medallion, and eventually reaches the castle.

Does young Radius find King Lell with time to spare? Well I guess you and your students will just have to read the book to find out!

In the book reviews that I read, I learned that this book is popular in grades as early as 2nd all the way through high school!

Neuschwander, Cindy. Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland. Illustrated by Wayne Geehan. Charlesbridge Publishing: Massachusetts. 2001.

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