For my students… Do you agree or not? Write your thoughts and turn them in for extra credit.

Open Book Journeys

Animal FarmAnimal Farm

Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: 2008
Type: Paperback
Pages: 95

What’s it about?

Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Wellington leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard, the renamed Animal Farm is organized to benefit all who walk on four legs. But as time passes, the ideals of the rebellion are corrupted, then forgotten. And something new and unexpected emerges… 

Such a relief. This is the first book that I’ve chosen off my ‘Classic’ Reading List, where I tackle my shocking habit of avoiding renowned pieces of literature. Amazingly, I’ve never read Animal Farm before, and I didn’t even know what it was about. Yes, you read that correctly. Not entirely sure how…

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