Grade 4

Theme 1: Journeys


Akiak by Robert J. Blake

Philomel Books

Meet the Author

When Robert Blake was growing up, his best talent was his ability to pretend. "In school I had a very special teacher who recognized this and taught me how to really read, how to pretend with words, and how to feel the words," he says. "The more I read, the more 'what ifs' came to mind. And the more I asked 'what if?' the more I felt like writing."

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