CBSE Revision Notes for class 10 English Footprints without’ chapter 10 The book that saved the Earth

CBSE Revision Notes for class 10 English Footprints withoutchapter 10 The book that saved the Earth

CBSE The book that saved the Earth class 10 chapter 10 Revision Notes Book Footprints without feet detailed Notes of the Lesson along with highlights of chapter 10 were prepared based on the latest exam pattern we have provided The book that saved the Earth class 10 chapter 10 Revision Notes to help class 10 students understand the concept very well

The Book that saved the Earth Revision Notes

Chapter Sketch

The book that saved the earth’ by claire boiko is set in the twenty-century it is a humorous tale of how a book of nursery rhymes saves earth from an invasion by martians

About the characters
  • Historian:” he is a member of the Museum of Ancient history and the department of the twentieth century
  • Think-Tank:” he is the commander in chief of the Martian forces and prepares so invade earth
  • Noodle:” he is a trainee under think-tank he is sensible and level headed figure
  • Captain Omega, Lieutenant lota sergeant Oop:” they are the crew of probe one they are sent to earth to know about earth before invading it,
Overview of the chapter’

Historian Talks about a book that saved Earth:”

It is the twenty-fifth century the scene is set at the Museum of Ancient history the department is that of the twentieth century historian tells the people that the twentieth century was called the Era of the book there were books on everything they covered all aspects of life she tells that Martians (people of Marks ) decided to invade earth in 2040 Everyone was surprised to know that it was a book that saved the earth she turns on the projector and shows how it all happened

Think -Tank orders the Invasion of Earth:”

The ruler of Mars, the Mighty think-tank is a proud creature whose head is full of himself he calls earth a ridiculous planet he commands his trainee Noodle to call the space probe that it invading the earth

Space Probe Lands in Centerville Public Library:

The space probe finds itself in a centerville public library they are Puzzled they are not familiar with books they do not understand what are those thousands of objects

Guesses made by Martians about the books :”

Sergeat Oop thinks that books are hats but think -tank calls them sandwiches and orders the crew to eat them the wise noodle gently suggest that they may be devices of communication think -tank asks the probe team to listen to them they do not hear anything Again, noodle very politely suggests that earthlight watched them they cannot read the books and come to the conclusion that the printed lines and pictures must be some kind of code

Think-Tank Commands the team to take vitamins:

Think-Tank asks the probe team to eat the vitamins given to them they follow him and are able to read the book the lines are about mistress mary and her garden of cockle shells and silver bells there is a line were a dish runs away with a spoon

Mighty Think-Tank is Alarmed:”

Think-Tank thinks that the earthlings were very advance they grew shells and silver they had taught animals culture and music he thought they were about to send cows for an invasion to the moon he is further terrified when he is sent the picture of the fallen humpty-Dumpty he thinks it to be his picture,

Martians and Earthlings are friends in the twenty-fifth century:”

The Historian reveals that it was mother Goose ‘ a book of rhymes that saved the Earth anyway Noodle succeeded think Tank and became the head of Mars, Mars and Earth were now friends Earthlings had even set up a library in their capital Marsopolis Funnily, however Martians could never gather the courage to read the mother Goose’ book

Chapter Highlights “
  1. The historian welcome visitor to the Museum of Ancient history in the twenty-fifth century
  2. she informs them how a book saved the earth from a Martian invasion in 2040
  3. In 2040, the ruler of Mars orders the invasion of earth
  4. Think-Tank the ruler sends a probe to earth
  5. The Probe team reaches a library but are Puzzled to see books they make guesses one of them calls them hats
  6. Think-Tank very Proudly calls them sandwiches and orders his crew to eat them
  7. The trainee under Think -Tank Noodle points out that they may be used for communication
  8. Think-Tank orders them to listen to the communication devices (books )
  9. when they can’t hear anything Noodle says that Earthlings watch them
  10. Think-Tank asks his crew to watch them but they cannot understand that pictures or the lines of writing
  11. they are ordered to eat vitamins that were given to them and decode the lines of writing
  12. after consuming vitamins the crew is able to read nursery rhymes and words like shell silver dog’ laughing cow jumped over the moon” etc
  13. Thank-Tank assumes that earthlings were a very advanced civilization
  14. Thank-Tank is further terrified when he sees the picture of humpty dumpty he assumes that earthlings were planning to capture him by invading Mars
  15. He orders the Martian fleet to evacuate mars and he decides to fleet to the stars Alpha centauri to escape from earthlings
  16. In the twenty-fifth century the historian says that people of Earth and Martians are friends Earthlings have established a library in the Martian capital of Marsopoils
word Meanings

The given page nos. correspond to the pages in the prescribed textbook.

word Meaning
Historian An Expert in history
Easel wooden frame to support a blackboard or picture
Era Age, a period of time
ZulusEthnic group of people belonging to South Africa
Apprentice Trainee
Peevishly Feeling or showing iritation
Intellectually possessing or showing intellect
Primitive Very ancient/ basic or unsophisticated
Riffling Turning pages of a book quickly and casually
Crew Group of people who operate a ship aircraft etc,
Barn Large farm building used for storing hay / grain
Haberdashery The shop which sells clothing small articles of dress pins, cotton etc
Elementary Easy or simple
Crude Very simple and basic
staple A food that is eaten routinely
Dubiously Doubtfully
Pantomimes A way of expressing information without words by using body movements or facial expressions
Intently Carefully
Twirling Turning around
Squiggles illegible writing or markings
Unfold Be revealed
Decipher Covert a coded signal into normal
Transcribe write in full form short hand language
Levity Lack of seriousness

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