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Cornerstone’s 7th grade began reading the second week of March. The 8th grade will begin the first week of May.

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12 Comments on “Cornerstone Christian School”

  1. reawp911 Says:

    our class is getting soooooooooooooooooooooo anxious to read ahead is is so descriptive and i like the mouse its cool.


  2. reawp911,

    Great! Glad you like it. Let me give you a glimpse — there’s battles, giants, & wolves to come!

    Morty

  3. Mortimus Says:

    1life1lord1choicex3

    Hey Morti!
    It is such a privilege to be able to read this book!
    I am so excited. When talking in class our teacher made us look at the cover, and determine what we thought would happen in the book. There are many different things that people thought up of. It was very interesting though! Many people had extraordinary ideas! I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL WE READ THE PURLOINED BOY!
    From,
    An excited student

    Mar 6, 7:28 PM —

  4. Mortimus Says:

    idontknowwhattowrite

    Hi Mortimus. I can’t wait to read your book. The teacher said we couldn’t read ahead, and a bunch of people said that it would be hard not to. I was one of those people. Anyway,I think we are going to start reading tomorrow.

    Mar 6, 7:49 PM

  5. Mortimus Says:

    1life1lord1choicex3 Says:
    March 6th, 2007 at 7:28 pm Hey Morti!
    It is such a privilege to be able to read this book!
    I am so excited. When talking in class our teacher made us look at the cover, and determine what we thought would happen in the book. There are many different things that people thought up of. It was very interesting though! Many people had extraordinary ideas! I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL WE READ THE PURLOINED BOY!
    From,
    An excited student

    idontknowwhattowrite Says:
    March 6th, 2007 at 7:49 pm
    Hi Mortimus. I can’t wait to read your book. The teacher said we couldn’t read ahead, and a bunch of people said that it would be hard not to. I was one of those people. Anyway,I think we are going to start reading tomorrow.

    Mortimus Says:
    March 7th, 2007 at 11:18 am

    Great to hear from both 1life1lord1choicex3 and idontknowwhattowrite!

    I’m lookingforword to hearing your thoughts after you’ve had a chace to read a little of the book!

    Morty

    1life1lord1choicex3 Says:
    March 7th, 2007 at 5:37 pm
    Hey Morti!
    We just read chapters 1 and 2 today! You used GREAT adjectives! I especially loved how you described Media, haha it was funny. Can’t wait to read more!

    Mortimus Says:
    March 7th, 2007 at 8:02 pm
    Glad you liked Media. She comes back later on in the book. Before that you’ll meet some other interesting characters.

    Morty

    idontknowwhattowrite Says:
    March 7th, 2007 at 8:48 pm
    Hey Morty!
    Yea, we started reading it today. I wanted to keep reading so bad! I like the charecter of Epticuptis. (I think I spelled that right!) He is so mysterious though. I also have a question. How do you pronounce Reno? We didn’t know in class today. Talk to you later!

    Mortimus Says:
    March 8th, 2007 at 6:13 am
    Hi idontknowwhattowrite,

    Glad you like Epictetus! (Pronounced Epic-tea-tus — think “epic’ like in a movie epic then think “tea” as in the drink — then just add “tus” to the end and you’ve got it.) He’s a personal favorite of mine. You’re right about mysterious — he’s also really cool.

    Meno is pronounced Men-o. It is actually a very old Greek name. In ancient Greece Meno was a friend of the philosopher Socrates. The real Meno was a nice guy, but my Meno sure isn’t.

    Morty

    idontknowwhattowrite Says:
    March 8th, 2007 at 3:50 pm Thanks for the pronounciation!

    1life1lord1choicex3 Says:
    March 11th, 2007 at 3:43 pm
    hi again!
    I just finished chapter 6 and part of our homework was to write about Zephyr.
    Zephyr is so cool. With him, you could do anything! I love it how he helps Trevor fit through the small hole and how Trevor is able to do the unthinkable and impossible! So far I think Zephyr is my favorite!

    Mortimus Says:
    March 11th, 2007 at 4:09 pm
    1life1lord1choicex3

    Great! Glad you like Zephyr! He’s quite special. You’ll see a lot more of him in the book.

    Morty

    alpha866 Says:
    March 13th, 2007 at 5:51 pm
    Dear Morty,
    I finished reading chapter 7 and like how everything is being tied togeter. I am starting to get really interested in the book. Why did you give the mouse the name Zephyr?

    Mortimus Says:
    March 13th, 2007 at 6:03 pm
    alpha866,

    Glad you like it!

    Check out what I said about the name Zephyr under the page entitled: “Write about Writing” on the right side of the blog.

    Morty

    bobbyjoehanson52 Says:
    March 14th, 2007 at 4:21 pm
    hi you probalbly read my comment already but dont know if fellow classmate will see it so please answer on this page

    Mortimus Says:
    March 14th, 2007 at 4:49 pm
    bobbyjoehanson52,

    That’s a very interesting idea — but to be truthful I hadn’t thought of that particular connection.

    I think the idea is right though. Just like with Peter and Jesus, Trevor keeping his eye on Zephyr helps him to do what he couldn’t do otherwise.

    Morty

    zackvonawsome Says:
    March 16th, 2007 at 3:02 pm
    Hey morty!!!!
    im lovin the book. its so awesome! I have not read a book this good in forever!! im on chapter eleven and i like how trevor gets to see maggie again. But i have a question. Those gold things on the over of the book, are those the fruit from the tree? thanks so much for letting us read your book. its a pleasure

    ps: zephyr reminds me of God, how people have to believe in him for him to help. did you have that idea while writing the book?

    Mortimus Says:
    March 16th, 2007 at 6:29 pm
    zackvonawsome,

    Thanks! I’m glad you like THE PURLOINED BOY.

    First question answered — yes. If you look closely at the cover you’ll see leaves and the trunk of the Troth — the Great Tree behind Epictetus. The “gold thingson the cover” are the fruit of the Troth.

    “Troth,” by the way, is the Middle English root of our contemporary word “Tree.” It is also the origin of the word “betroth” — like in betrothed to be married. It means good faith or fidelity.

    As to your other question — Zephyr never told me who he is. He’s a very mysterious fellow.

    Morty

    idontknowwhattowrite Says:
    March 19th, 2007 at 7:41 pm
    Hey morty! I read the next reading assignment, which was chapters 9-11. I thought it was cool how they call people fishers that save kids, just some of the disciples were fishermen, but they saved people in a different way. Did you think of that while you were writing the book?

    Mortimus Says:
    March 20th, 2007 at 5:38 am
    Hello, idontknowwhattowrite

    Yes, I did have that partly in mind when I created the Fishers. But I didn’t come to it the way you may think.

    I didn’t start with the biblical idea — I started at the other end, with what was happening in the story, and that’s when the name came to me.

    I knew there was a secret society and that they were helping kids escape, then I saw that Trevor was going to be fished out of the water, so to speak, and that’s when the idea for the name came to me.

    Remember, though, there are two other orders to the Guild — the Illuminators and the Alchemists. Have any ideas about them?

    Morty

    zackvonawsome Says:
    March 28th, 2007 at 7:32 pm
    Just read chapters 20 and 21 (THE BEST CHAPTERS SO FAR). This book is one of the best books i have ever read. I love the descriptions. In chapter 20, Maggie goes through the wrong tunnel, and meets the bogey and the trader. It kinda reminded me of life, how you can take the wrong path, and lead to horrible things. Thanks for letting us read the book.

    Zack

    Mortimus Says:
    March 28th, 2007 at 7:40 pm
    zackvonawsome

    So you liked the battle, eh? COOL!

    I like battle scenes too. I had fun writing those chapters. What did you think about Epictetus? Where did he learn to fight like that?

    Your thought about taking the wrong turn is a good one. Why did Maggie do what she did? Do you ever feel the way Maggie did?

    Morty

    zackvonawsome Says:
    March 28th, 2007 at 7:45 pm
    Sometimes. I Cannot believe Epictetus dies. UNBELIEVABLE(in a bad way) He was like the best character. I have a feeling it will turn out good though. Zephyr and Epictetus were saying that Trever was “the one”, i wonder what that means. I cant wait to read on more!!!

  6. reawp911 Says:

    Morty

    why oh why did Zephyr die can he not come back?

    what is the Weirdling anyway?

    what is the third book called?

    I think Trevor should fall in love so theres romance for girls(by the by i’m a boy)
    maybe trevor will fall in love w/ Maggie then she’ll die tring to protect him from a boeygyman (sp) and he’ll be sad then like he’ll like another adventerous girl bave just like Maggie????????

    oh before i go bye bye what other type of creaturs are there?

  7. reawp911 Says:

    Such a good book cant wait till 2010 so I can buy the TRILIGY it was a very good book .


  8. I just finished the book. It was fantastic. I love your writing style! I am SO going to buy that book I can’t wait for the Weirdling! I am still a little sad from Zephyrs death :*

  9. Mortimus Says:

    reawp911 & 1life1lord1choicex3,

    I’m glad you both like the book. I was sad to see Zephyr die too, but there was no other way for Trevor to get past the Watcher.

    But I remember Zephyr saying to Trevor once, “Is this the end of the story?”

    Concerning the Weirdling I’ll just say too things: Trevor is the Weirdling. In fact, the whole Purloined Boy is about how Trevor becomes the Weirdling. It is very cool and very scary.

    The second thing is this — Granddaddy Longlegs plays a big role in the second book. Remember him? He’s Mother Root’s boy friend — and any boy friend of Mother Root has got to be pretty interesting!

    Morty

  10. sanddollar Says:

    I thought that Mr. Goreman was a bogeymen and I found out that he actually was one. I also wonder what will happen next, to Trevor. I really like the book so far. The cover is really cool. B-) I can’t wait to read the rest of the book. So far I’m on chapter 5.

  11. 1alkat Says:

    HI Mortimus,

    I’m kind of confused about the second chapter when Trevor is going to bed and he gets beat up. Who beat him up or what happened I don’t understand that part. I was hoping you could explain it to me.

  12. angel356 Says:

    Hi Mortimus,

    I’m angel356 and so far I like your book. My grandmother is a writer also and she is excited that you are involved with our class. I’ve also start to write a book. It will be interesting to see you take us thru the process


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