Genre Practice 6

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Live Wire by Chris Crispin

Chris Crispin served in the military field of Improvised Explosive Device Disposal during the Iraq War. In other words Crispin was responsible for defusing and disposing bombs. In this text Crispin shares his real life experiences with readers. He tells the true story of his time during the war. This text is best described in one word: explosive.
Historical Fiction
Realistic Fiction
Autobiography
Biography
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The Frog Princess retold by Alexander A.

A king tells his three sons to shoot arrows and to find brides where their arrows land. While the two older sons find women to marry, a frog picks up the youngest son's arrow. The king then orders each of the brides to complete a series of tasks such as spinning cloth and baking bread. In each of these tasks the frog uses magic and far outdoes the other brides-to-be. At the end of the story, the frog princess is magically transformed back into a beautiful human girl. Then she and the prince live happily ever after.
Tall Tale
Fable
Myth
Fairytale
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Radioactive Adolescent Samurai Frogs by Max Morton

In this modern graphic novel, scientists are testing the effects of radiation on a group of frogs when an earthquake allows the frogs to escape. They hide in a septic tank where a possum named Master Thorn names them after classic Greek thinkers and teaches them the way of the Samurai. Now Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle are using their Samurai abilities to fight crime and maintain justice. When they are not protecting the city, they eat oddly flavored tacos (like peanut butter and anchovies) and learn life lessons from Master Thorn.
Realistic Fiction
Fable
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
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Caesar Must Live by Brad Meriwether

Plethos Alexander is a twelve-year-old boy growing up in Ancient Rome. Plethos has had it pretty hard since his father died in the war. So he becomes a stable boy to help his mother earn money. After a long day of working, Plethos falls asleep in the stable. He awakens to hear a secret conversation about an assassination plot on Julius Caesar. Now Plethos embarks on a mission to save the famed general. But can a simple stable boy get close enough to the Roman leader to save him?
Historical Fiction
Science Fiction
Realistic Fiction
Fantasy
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We All Scream for Ice Cream by Sidney Gerber

Sidney shares some of her favorite ice cream recipes in this specialty cookbook. Learn how to make such flavors as double chocolate fudge slide, triple lemon freeze, and vanilla. Never made ice cream before? Don't worry. Sidney's got you covered. This text gives readers specific instructions and photographs of the process. A must have for ice cream aficionados and casual enthusiasts alike.
Persuasive Writing
Autobiography
Informational Writing
Biography
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Love is in the Air by Edwin Lowville

In this play a pair of brothers embark on the bold mission to win the hearts of twin princesses. The princesses catch on to the brothers' plans and switch roles throughout the play. Confusion ensues. Tensions rise when the princess have the brothers jailed. But the princesses realize that the brothers have won their hearts and they get married.
Poetry
Legend
Fable
Drama
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Rebound: The Recovery of Todd Kinney by Bob Roberts

Todd is a superstar athlete who injures his leg during a pivotal moment and loses his college scholarship. Soon he is abandoned by his friends and falls into a deep depression, but his family remains with him. As Todd works on his physical therapy, he decides that he wants to become a doctor. Todd faces many obstacles and struggles, but he overcomes all. A compelling narrative about a character that falls off the path but learns to walk again.
Legend
Fantasy
Realistic Fiction
Historical Fiction
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Put a Stake in It by Denise Rutherford

Chrissie is in love with Blake, a vampire who goes to her high school, but Blake doesn't even know that she exists. Chrissie tries to get Blake's attention in a variety of ways, including wearing a string of garlic on her neck. This only makes Blake think that she smells like garlic. But when Vince, a swamp monster who's in love with Chrissie, begins teaching her how to get to a vampire's heart, Chrissie starts sharpening wooden stakes. Readers will stay on the edge of their seats trying to figure out how this bizarre love triangle will conclude.
Science Fiction
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Realistic Fiction
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Izanagi and Izanami retold by Akihiko Hino

Izanagi and Izanami are two Japanese gods who have three kids. One of their sons is a troublemaker. Fearing that he would damage their land, Izanagi and Izanami banish him to the sea. The young deity's anger took the form of title waves, and he is the reason the waves and storms still threaten the islands of Japan.
Myth
Fairytale
Tall Tale
Fable
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Calamity Jane: Heroine of the Plains adapted by T. Ridge

Calamity Jane was a frontierswoman and scout in the American Wild West. She could flip a nickel in the air and shoot six bullets through the same hole before the nickel hit the ground. She once swam 90 miles back and forth in the freezing cold waters of the Platte River to save her men. Ridge retells her exploits in this colorful text.
Myth
Fairytale
Fable
Tall Tale
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