Firework makers

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In Philip Pullman’s magic novel, The Firework Maker’s Daughter, Lila, the daughter in question, learns to invent and make fireworks herself. When she does so, her father encourages her to name them. She makes Golden SneezesCrackle DragonsTumbling DemonsShimmering CoinsJava LightsLeaping Monkeys. Invent some names for your own fireworks. Make a list. Choose one and describe … Continue reading Firework makers

Fireworks

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Here is a way to use the firework book [yesterday’s post]. Focus on sound. Make a list of onomatopoeic words that capture the sound of fireworks. Try to push beyond the usual words – bang and whoosh and screech – and invent some new words. Use consonants on their own - k k k k … Continue reading Fireworks