“‘There they are,’ said Dad….The Martians were there—in the canal—reflected in the water….The Martians stared back up at them for a long, long silent time from the rippling water…” (268).
Earth has been engulfed in war and many of the humans have left Mars to try to save their loved ones back home. Only a few remain on this desolate planet. We’ll see how their story concludes. I’m Veronica, and this is The English Chronicles, the book club for English language learners.
“Rocket summer. The words passed among the people in the open airing houses. Rocket summer. The warm desert air changing the frost patterns on the windows, erasing the art work….Rocket summer. People leaned from their dripping porches and watched the reddening sky” (1).
So begins Ray Bradbury’s debut novel, The Martian Chronicles, an allegorical tale about the dangers of leaving our home planet to live on another. I’m Veronica, and this is The English Chronicles, the book club for English language learners.