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Henry the Castaway

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Henry the Castaway by Mark Taylor

While exploring for uncharted seas, Henry and his dog are cast away on an island.

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✒️ Author & illustrator

Author: Mark Taylor

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Other books by Mark Taylor

The author is also the illustrator.

📖 Topics from the book:

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📂 Units, Activities, and Resources for Henry the Castaway

Crafty Erin: Rowing Henry the Castaway

Delightful Learning: Rowing Henry the Castaway For Fun

How Compasses Work
Creating Your Own Homemade Compass

Unplug Your Family: Rowing Henry the Castaway

Literature resources for younger children
A large number of FIAR resources for specific books as well as general resources that can be used with any literature.

Why are we featuring this book?

Henry the Castaway is a book featured in Five in a Row, a literature-based unit study curriculum. Many families use FIAR for all but the grammar/reading and math, and others use it in conjunction with other resources. Above is information about the author and illustrator, story summaries, and links to lesson plans and websites that are great go-alongs for Henry the Castaway. Please note that these resources are meant to complement, not replace, the Five in a Row units. The Five in a Row volumes are inexpensive and well worth the investment.

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