Presentation on theme: "The Baker Heater League and 11:59"— Presentation transcript:
1The Baker Heater League and 11:59 By; Kayla Wilson, Hope Smith, Beth Hudson, and Jessica Gilbert
2The Baker Heater League The author of “The Baker Heater League” is Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack.
3Patricia 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.
4SettingThe story took place at West Virginia, Memphis, and a porter house.
53rd Person and Nonfiction The point of view is in 3rd personIt is Nonfiction, because it has history and legend in the story.
6PlotLegends about porters and their famous heroes.
7Vocab Mishaps- unfortunate, unlucky accidents. Burdened- weighed down by work, duty, or sorrow.
8CharactersCasey Jones- railroad engineer that got into a crash and managed to save everybody’s 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.
143rd Person and FictionThis is in 3rd person, because Patricia is talking about railroad heroes and there are no I’s 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.
15PlotA Pullman that didn’t believe in the 11:59 and ended up dying in the end.
16Vocab Lurking- ready to spring out, attack; existing undiscovered. Finery- fancy clothing or accessories.Worrisome- causing worry or anxiety.
17CharactersLester Simmons- 30-year retired Pullman that tells stories of the 11:59.Trip- friend that died due to the 11:59.