St. Francis Summer Reading List for 2021

Calling all Golden Knights!

The Mother's Guild and Once Upon a Time Bookstore in Montrose have teamed up to provide you an easy way to purchase your required summer reading this year.  

You have the option to pick up your books in-store or curbside (for free) or to have them shipped to you (starts at $3).  Local delivery is not available for these orders.  

On all orders-  USE DISCOUNT CODE: GK - in order to receive 5% off ALL orders (discount can be applied to ALL books purchased through us - not just summer reading) placed through 7/31/2021. 

*You may call the store (818-248-9668) and we'll hold the requested books - for 2 days- behind the counter for you to pick up. 

*Prices of books are subject to change*

**If requesting to pick up books at store, please wait for a confirmation email on your order before coming to pick up your books** 

FRESHMAN

The Pearl (Steinbeck)

The Illustrated Man (Bradbury)

For Honors English

The Memory of Things (Polisner)

The Illustrated Man (Bradbury)

 

SOPHOMORE

American Literature

Old Man and the Sea (Hemingway)

Unbroken (Hillenbrand)

For Honors American Literature

Parable of the Sower (Butler)

Sun Also Rises (Hemingway)

 

JUNIOR

British Literature

1984 (Orwell)

AP English Language

Carter Beats the Devil (Gold)

On Wrtiting Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction (Zinnsser)

How Starbucks Saved My Life (Gill)

 

SENIOR

World Literature

Macbeth (Shakespeare)

The Book Thief (Zusak)

AP English Literature

The Book Thief (Zusak)

Ready Player One (Cline)

Oedipus the King/Rex (Sophocles)

A Prayer for Owen Meany (Irving)

 

AP SPANISH

El Alquimista (Coelho)

 

Any questions? Call us at (818) 248-9668.

 


Books start below:

The Pearl Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9780140177374
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Penguin Books - February 1st, 1993

Freshman 

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The Illustrated Man Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781451678185
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 17th, 2012

Freshman and Freshman Honors 

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The Memory of Things: A Novel Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250144423
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Wednesday Books - August 29th, 2017

Freshman Honors only -- Book in very limited supply

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Old Man and the Sea Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780684801223
Availability: Available to Order from Our Warehouse
Published: Scribner - May 5th, 1995

Sophomore American Literature

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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812974492
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 29th, 2014

Sophomore American Literature

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Parable of the Sower Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538732182
Availability: Available to Order from Our Warehouse
Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 30th, 2019

Sophomore Honors ONLY

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The Sun Also Rises Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780743297332
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Scribner - October 17th, 2006

Sophomore Honors ONLY

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1984 Cover Image
By George Orwell, Erich Fromm (Afterword by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451524935
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Signet -

Junior: British Literature

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Carter Beats the Devil Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780786886326
Availability: Available to Order from Our Warehouse
Published: Hachette Books - September 18th, 2002

Junior: AP English Language - Book in VERY limited supply and requires more time to order

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On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060891541
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Harper Perennial - April 5th, 2016

Junior: AP English Language

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How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781592404049
Availability: Backordered - Subject to availability
Published: Avery - September 2nd, 2008

Junior: AP English Language -- Book in very limited supply

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Macbeth (Folger Shakespeare Library) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780743477109
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Simon & Schuster - July 1st, 2003

Senior: World Literature

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The Book Thief Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780375842207
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2007

Senior: World Literature and AP English Literature 

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Ready Player One: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307887443
Availability: Available to Order from Our Warehouse
Published: Ballantine Books - June 5th, 2012

Senior: AP English Literature

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Oedipus the King (Enriched Classics) Cover Image
$5.95
ISBN: 9781416500339
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Simon & Schuster - July 1st, 2005

Senior: AP English Literature

note:  Oedipus the King = Oedipus Rex 

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A Prayer for Owen Meany Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062204226
Availability: Available to Order from Our Warehouse
Published: Harper - April 3rd, 2012

Senior: AP English Literature

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El Alquimista: Una fábula para seguir tus sueños Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062511409
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Rayo - October 23rd, 2018

AP Spanish

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Staff Picks

Twins is a charming new middle-grade graphic novel that is uplifting and entertaining, but also extremely realistic in its portrayals of just what it feels like to start the shift from elementary school from middle school. This story follows Maureen and Francine, two twin sisters, as they enter into middle school together. This story perfectly captures that strange and liminal space that one feels when transitioning from elementary school from middle school, where you are still a kid, but suddenly the world sees you as so much older. It captures all those confusing moments: the innocent conflicts while making new friends and wanting to find yourself; mixed with the scarier, more adult stuff like academic pressure and even how scary it feels to be witness to racial prejudice or vandalism. Twins is written and illustrated with intelligence and charm and is the next pick for fans of such things as Raina Telgemeier’s many books, the Baby Sitter’s Club, or the Nat Enough series!

(Graphic Novel, Ages 8+) - reviewed by Isabel