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Powerpoint Phillip

  1. 1. Cujo By: Stephen King
  2. 2. Biography <ul><li>Born In Portland, Maine in 1947. </li></ul><ul><li>First professional short story published in 1967 called “The Glass Floor”. </li></ul><ul><li>Has three kids, three grandchildren, and an older brother named David </li></ul><ul><li>Parents are Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King </li></ul><ul><li>Graduated from The University of Maine at Orono with a B.A in English </li></ul><ul><li>Taught high school English for 2 years until selling a novel called “Carrie” to Doubleday and Co., which gave him enough money to quit teaching and focus on his writing. </li></ul><ul><li>He is 6’4” and weighs about 200 pounds. </li></ul><ul><li>He has published over 40 books </li></ul>
  3. 3. Plot <ul><li>The Camber’s St. Bernard becomes a killer after being bitten by a rabid bat. </li></ul><ul><li>Donna Trenton’s husband is out of town attempting to contain a disastrous ad campaign. </li></ul><ul><li>She has an affair with a local handyman after feeling abandoned by her husband </li></ul><ul><li>She takes her Pinto, a car, to Joe Cambers’ garage for repairs with her son </li></ul><ul><li>They get trapped by the St. Bernard inside their sweltering car </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who Challenged The Book and Why <ul><li>This Book was Banned by Washington County, Alabama’s Board of Education in 1985 </li></ul><ul><li>Challenged by Rankin County, Mississippi’s school district in 1984 </li></ul><ul><li>Removed from Bradford, New York’s school library in 1985 </li></ul><ul><li>Rejected for purchase by Hayward, California's school trustees in 1985 </li></ul><ul><li>It was challenged for profanity and strong sexual content </li></ul>
  5. 5. My Reaction <ul><li>The school districts that challenged and banned this book are missing out. This books seems like a good book to read and since we are in high school we should be able to handle the profanity and the sexual contact </li></ul>
  6. 6. Any Other Books Challenged <ul><li>The Shining </li></ul><ul><li>Carrie </li></ul><ul><li>Christine </li></ul><ul><li>The Dead Zone </li></ul>
  7. 7. Bibliography <ul><li>www.StephenKing.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.gumbopages.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.sportsmandaily.com </li></ul>
  8. 8. Presented by: <ul><li>Phillip Delgado </li></ul><ul><li>8 th block </li></ul><ul><li>10-05-09 </li></ul><ul><li>English 2 </li></ul>

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