Pendred Noyce has done it again with the second book in her Lexicon Adventure Series, The Ice Castle: An Adventure in Music [ isbn 978-0-9830219-
On the brighter side of things, just like Lost in Lexicon: An Adventure in Words and Numbers (Book One), The Ice Castle invites cross-curricular learning. “The book teaches basic music theory and a bit of science. It shows the relationship of musical intervals to fractions, and models how stringed instruments are constructed. It lets kids wrestle with logic and compare the colors of the spectrum to the notes in an octave,” says Noyce. “To encourage kids to explore these concepts, we’re developing a set of activities for kids to do in the classroom, at a museum, for a special event, or at home.”
The Ice Castle: An Adventure in Music comes complete with 30 black-and-white interior illustrations, challenge activities, and discussion questions. Penny’s novels are not only perfect for kids as fun reads, but also work as great educator tools. The book even has a Lexile Measure® of 800L.
Penny is available to host Lexicon Village events, Skype or visit classrooms, and help educators plan curriculums based around the concepts found in her books. Complete guides will soon be available online at theicecastle.net. Learn more about Pendred Noyce and the Lexicon Adventure Series at http://www.lexiconadventures.com or http://www.scarlettapress.com.