Dear Mrs.LaRue Genre: fantasy-a story about characters and setting that could not exist in real life
*obedience the state of being obedient, willing to obey (listen to others and do as told) What do you think a dog obedience school does? Does this picture show obedience? Why?
* risks the possibility that something bad or unpleasant (such as an injury or a loss) will happen Take risks- trying to do something even though it might not work out
*to be appreciated to understand the worth or importance of (something or someone) : to admire and value (something or someone)
*desperate very sad and upset because of having little or no hope : feeling or showing despair Why would a person feel desperate?
*bluff To pretend that you will do something to make another person do what you want. I thought he was bluffing when he told me he was going to escape.
*endured to experience (pain or suffering) for a long time You wouldn’t believe the misery I endured. How do these people endureswimming in icy water?
*misunderstood Mis- prefix (meaning:wrong, not right) Misunderstood – not understood correctly Mistreated –not treated right: I am being horribly mistreated Misconceptions-incorrect opinion, misunderstanding. I’d like to clear some misconceptions about the Hibbins’ cats.
*neglected to give little attention or respect to, didn’t care to do something Mrs.LaRueneglected looking both ways before stepping out into traffic. You should not neglect wearing a helmet when riding a bike
I am at my wit’s end! I don’t know what else to do Mrs.LaRuewas at her wit’s end about her dog’s behavior.
warden A person who is in charge of a prison Warden Guards
Feeling queasy Having a sick feeling in the stomach like you are going to throw up
Barren wasteland Empty land where nothing grows