The Scarlet Ibis

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Creative Education, 1988 - Brothers - 36 pages
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Creative Education's short story collections are ideal introductions to some of the world's best-known authors. the short, timeless classics of Jack London, Rudyard Kipling, Ray Bradbury, and others are celebrated in these handsome volumes.

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I loved this short story, i especially loved how the author explained the way Brother felt about William, also called Doodle, and it shows that people do really good thing for very selfish reasons but then they turn out bad, for instance Brother only taught Doodle to walk because Brother was ashamed of having a cripple Brother and most of the time Brother pushed doodle to where Doodle couldn't move. This book showed me that you shouldn't be selfish with your family because one day it will backfire like in this short story, Doodle died because Brother pushed him to much and then left him in a storm. Doodle died and i hate to say this but it was because Brother only thought about how he could not stand to have a cripple brother.  

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I read The Scarlet Ibis with my class in middle school and was left speechless. I saw what it’s like to be a person with real choices and family that depends on you. Sometimes as a kid you take everything for granted, or at least I did. The experience of unexpected success and the tragedy of true loss absolutely hit home. The Scarlet Ibis changed my life. I know I will read this book to my kids when they are the right age.  

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About the author (1988)

James Hurst was born in Perth and studied at the University of Western Australia. He has since worked at the Universities of Western Australia and New South Wales and for the Department of Defence. For many years he has researched the Gallipoli Campaign in general and the 11th Battalion in particular, visiting the peninsula five times for research purposes. He has written a number of articles on the subject and produced an interactive CD-ROM guide to the campaign.

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