Mañanaland

Pam Muñoz Ryan • Names

The Arrow is the monthly digital product that features copywork and dictation passages from a specific read aloud novel (you purchase or obtain the novels yourself). It’s geared toward children ages 11–12 and is an indispensable tool for parents who want to teach language arts in a natural, literature-bathed context.

This guide contains the following features:

  • 4 Passages (one per week) for copywork/dictation
  • Notes about punctuation, spelling, vocabulary, and literary devices
  • 3 Grammar or Punctuation Spotlights 
  • Literary Device: Names
  • Writing Activity: The Story of a Name
  • 9 discussion questions
  • Book Club Party Ideas
  • 51 pages
  • Publication Date: May 2021

How does the Arrow fit into the Brave Writer complete language arts program? Learn more on our Getting Started page.

About the book 

Newbery Honoree Pam Muñoz Ryan weaves an entrancing tale of courage and self-discovery.

Maximiliano Córdoba loves stories, especially the legend Buelo tells him about a mythical gatekeeper who can guide brave travelers on a journey into tomorrow.If Max could see tomorrow, he would know if he'd make Santa Maria's celebrated fútbol team and whether he'd ever meet his mother, who disappeared when he was a baby. He longs to know more about her, but Papá won't talk. So when Max uncovers a buried family secret--involving an underground network of guardians who lead people fleeing a neighboring country to safety--he decides to seek answers on his own.With a treasured compass, a mysterious stone rubbing, and Buelo's legend as his only guides, he sets out on a perilous quest to discover if he is true of heart and what the future holds.This timeless tale of struggle, hope, and the search for tomorrow has much to offer today about compassion and our shared humanity.—Amazon

Purchase the Mañanaland novel here (affiliate link).




This month’s book selection from the year-long Arrow program.



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