St. Francis Summer Reading List for 2020

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.  Once Upon a Time will donate 20% of the sales to the Mother's Guild and the St. Francis community will be supporting a local business -- everyone wins! 

You have the option to pick up your books via contactless curbside pick up (for free) or to have them shipped to you (starts at $2).  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 7/31/2020. 

*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

Black Count (Reiss)

For Honors English

The Memory of Things (Polisner)

The Invisible Man (Bradbury)

A Separate Peace (Knowles)

 

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 (David 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)

 

AP SPANISH

El Alquimista (Coelho)

 

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

 


Books start below:

The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo (Pulitzer Prize for Biography) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307382474
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Broadway Books - May 14th, 2013

Freshman 

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

Freshman Honors only

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

Freshman Honors only

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A Separate Peace Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780743253970
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - September 30th, 2003

Freshman Honors only

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Old Man and the Sea Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780684801223
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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: On Our Shelves Now
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: On Our Shelves Now
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: On Our Shelves Now
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: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Signet -

Junior: British Literature

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Carter Beats the Devil Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780786886326
Availability: Coming from our Warehouse. Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hachette Books - September 18th, 2002

Junior: AP English Language

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On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060891541
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Avery - September 2nd, 2008

Junior: AP English Language

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

Senior: World Literature

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

Senior: World Literature and AP English Literature 

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Ready Player One (Movie Tie-In): A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780804190145
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - January 30th, 2018

Senior: AP English Literature

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

Senior: AP English Literature

note:  Oedipus the King = Oedipus Rex 

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

AP Spanish

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Harry Potter Audiobooks through Libro.fm

Staff Picks

“This is our Grandmother Fish. She lived a long, long, time ago. She could wiggle and swim fast. Can you wiggle?” I cannot recommend this book more… A kid’s level story of our evolutionary history that’s all at once fun, interactive, and very scientifically accurate it’s such to be a hit with little evolutionary biologists. And it even has more detailed information about our evolutionary phylogeny at the end for more curious little ones or curious parents! - - Linnea