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1 The Baker Heater League and 11:59 By; Kayla Wilson, Hope Smith, Beth Hudson, and Jessica Gilbert

2 The Baker Heater League The author of The Baker Heater League is Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack.

3 Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack Patricia was born on August 9, 1944 in Smyrna, Tennessee to Robert and Erna Carwell. Fredrick was born in 1940 in Nashville, Tennessee.

4 Setting The story took place at West Virginia, Memphis, and a porter house.

5 3 rd Person and Nonfiction The point of view is in 3 rd person It is Nonfiction, because it has history and legend in the story.

6 Plot Legends about porters and their famous heroes.

7 Vocab Mishaps- unfortunate, unlucky accidents. Burdened- weighed down by work, duty, or sorrow.

8 Characters Casey Jones- railroad engineer that got into a crash and managed to save everybodys life but his own. John Henry- railroad worker that beat a steam engine at driving stakes into the ground and had a heart attack. Daddy Joe- an imaginary idol that could walk on the train barefoot while it was moving.

9 Theme Its good to have idols and legends.

10 11:59 This story is Patricia C. McKissack.

11 3 Questions Did you like the story? What did you like or didnt like in the story? Who was your favorite character?

12 Patricia C. McKissack Patricia was born on August 9, 1944 in Smyrna, Tennessee to Robert and Erna Carwell.

13 Setting Behind a porter house at 11:59.

14 3 rd Person and Fiction This is in 3 rd person, because Patricia is talking about railroad heroes and there are no Is in the story. It is fiction because it is talking about a ghost train that kills people, which is actually death coming for you personified.

15 Plot A Pullman that didnt believe in the 11:59 and ended up dying in the end.

16 Vocab Lurking- ready to spring out, attack; existing undiscovered. Finery- fancy clothing or accessories. Worrisome- causing worry or anxiety.

17 Characters Lester Simmons- 30-year retired Pullman that tells stories of the 11:59. Trip- friend that died due to the 11:59.

18 Theme You cant run away from death.

19 3 Questions Did you like the story? What did you like or didnt like about it? Who was your favorite character?


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