Classics á la carte

Classics á la carte

Would you like for your student to study classic literature but you don’t have a lot of time or money to pour into a year long class? Consider our à La Carte Classics. Angela will work with your student one-on-one, guiding them through the selection of your choice. Sessions last only four to five weeks (depending on the book) and include a reading schedule, weekly discussion questions, and a final writing assignment geared to your individual student’s needs. Sessions begin when you are ready — no need to wait for a class to open and since sessions are one-on-one, classes never fill. 

It’s an affordable option that brings classic literature directly to your child!

George Orwell

Animal Farm: A Fairy Story

George Orwell’s timeless and timely allegorical novel—a scathing satire on a downtrodden society’s blind march towards totalitarianism.
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Julius Verne

Around the World in Eighty Days

A daring wager by the eccentric and mysterious Englishman Philes Fogg that he can circle the globe in just eighty days initiates this marvelous travelogue and exciting suspense story by French author Jules Verne.
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Madeleine L’Engle

A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L’Engle’s Newbery Medal award winning book is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O’Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school).
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Edmond Rostand

Cyrano de Bergerac

Regarded as one of the greatest dramas ever written, Cyrano de Bergerac is Edmond Rostand’s story of the silver-tongued soldier whose unfortunate looks drive him to woo his love by speaking for his handsome but dull-witted rival.
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Mary Shelley

Frankenstein (1831)

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a gripping story about the ethics of creation and the consequences of trauma, is one of the most influential Gothic novels in British literature. It is as relevant today as it is haunting.
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Scott O’Dell

Island of the Blue Dolphins

The Newberry Medal-winning story by Scott O’Dell of a 12-year old girl who lives alone on a Pacific island after she leaps from a rescue ship.
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Willa Cather

My Ántonia

My Ántonia evokes the Nebraska prairie life of Willa Cather’s childhood, and commemorates the spirit and courage of immigrant pioneers in America.
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Lois Lowry

Number the Stars

As the German troops begin their campaign to “relocate” all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family (by Lois Lowry).
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Jack London

The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild, considered by many London’s greatest novel, is a gripping tale of a heroic dog that, thrust into the brutal life of the Alaska Gold Rush, ultimately faces a choice between living in man’s world and returning to nature.
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J.D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger’s classic novel of teenage angst and rebellion was first published in 1951. The novel was included on Time’s 2005 list of the 100 best English-language novels written since 1923. It was named by Modern Library and its readers as one of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.
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Chaim Potok

The Chosen 

Chaim Potok’s now-classic story of two fathers and two sons and the pressures on all of them to pursue the religion they share in the way that is best suited to each.
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Elizabeth George Speare

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Elizabeth George Speare won the 1959 Newbery Medal for this portrayal of a heroine whom readers will admire for her unwavering sense of truth as well as her infinite capacity to love.
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Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred.
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Some selections may not be appropriate for all students or for all ages. Parent assumes responsibility for novel selection. A grade for the course will be issued upon request at no extra charge.


$99 per session. After selecting book, send to: