Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth

Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth
Author:
Publsiher: Aladdin Paperbacks
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2001
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13: 9780689846250

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A lonely girl discovers a magical world and a new friend when she meets a young witch on Halloween..

Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth

Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth
Author: E. L. Konigsburg
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2007-06
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13: 1416948295

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A lonely girl discovers a magical world and a new friend when she meets a young witch on Halloween..

Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley and Me, Elizabeth

Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley and Me, Elizabeth
Author: E. L Konigsburg
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 117
Release: 1975
Genre: Paranormal fiction
ISBN 13:

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The 100 Most Popular Young Adult Authors

The 100 Most Popular Young Adult Authors
Author: Bernard Alger Drew
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 531
Release: 1997
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13: 1563086158

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Offers brief biographies, annotated listings of each author's works, and suggestions for additional reading.

Dictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1960-1984

Dictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1960-1984
Author: Alethea Helbig
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 942
Release: 1986
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN 13: 9780313252334

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Comprehensive dictionary of American children's fiction from 1960 to 1984. Includes short synopsis and brief information on author..

CliffsNotes 1990s Newbery Medal Winners

CliffsNotes 1990s Newbery Medal Winners
Author: Suzanne Pavlos
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2001-03-07
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN 13: 0544179315

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. The works covered in CliffsNotes 1990s Newbery Medal Winners are a reflection of the society in which they were written. A recurring theme in the novels that won the Newbery Medal Award in the 1990s, regardless of the time period in which they were set, is the interdependence of people. Other significant themes that appear as a common thread are friendship and family, courage and bravery, and the dilemmas of adolescents struggling to become adults. With plenty of background information about each author, plot synopses, character maps, and in-depth analysis of characters and themes CliffsNotes 1990s Newbery Medal Winners is your ticket to understanding and enjoying all of the following novels: Holes, by Louis Sachar Out of the Dust, by Karen Hesse The View from Saturday, by Elaine Lobl Konigsburg The Midwife’s Apprentice, by Karen Cushman Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech The Giver, by Lois Lowry Missing May, by Cynthia Rylant Shiloh, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides..

The Story Cure

The Story Cure
Author: Susan Elderkin
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2016-10-27
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13: 1782115285

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The stories that shape our children's lives are too important to be left to chance. With The Story Cure, bibliotherapists Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin have put together the perfect manual for grown-ups who want to initiate young readers into one of life's greatest pleasures. There's a remedy for every hiccup and heartache, whether it's between the covers of a picture book, a pop-up book, or a YA novel. You'll find old favourites like The Borrowers and The Secret Garden alongside modern soon-to-be classics by Michael Morpurgo, Malorie Blackman and Frank Cottrell-Boyce, as well as helpful lists of the right reads to fuel any obsession - from dogs or dinosaurs, space or spies. Wise and witty, The Story Cure will help any small person you know through the trials and tribulations of growing up, and help you fill their bookshelves with adventure, insight and a lifetime of fun..

Fantasy and the Real World in British Children’s Literature

Fantasy and the Real World in British Children’s Literature
Author: Caroline Webb
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2014-09-15
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN 13: 1317935756

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This study examines the children’s books of three extraordinary British writers—J.K. Rowling, Diana Wynne Jones, and Terry Pratchett—and investigates their sophisticated use of narrative strategies not only to engage children in reading, but to educate them into becoming mature readers and indeed individuals. The book demonstrates how in quite different ways these writers establish reader expectations by drawing on conventions in existing genres only to subvert those expectations. Their strategies lead young readers to evaluate for themselves both the power of story to shape our understanding of the world and to develop a sense of identity and agency. Rowling, Jones, and Pratchett provide their readers with fantasies that are pleasurable and imaginative, but far from encouraging escape from reality, they convey important lessons about the complexities and challenges of the real world—and how these may be faced and solved. All three writers deploy the tropes and imaginative possibilities of fantasy to disturb, challenge, and enlarge the world of their readers..

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 420
Release: 1999-08
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13: 0689831412

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An ten-year-old orphan comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and a mysterious locked garden..

Some of My Best Friends are Books

Some of My Best Friends are Books
Author: Judith Wynn Halsted
Publsiher: Great Potential Press, Inc.
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2009
Genre: Education
ISBN 13: 0910707960

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Recommends books for gifted readers that provide insights and coping skills for issues they may face from preschool through high school, featuring more than three hundred titles with brief summaries, organized by reading levels; and includes an index arranged by theme..

Talk, Talk

Talk, Talk
Author: E.L. Konigsburg
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2011-03-29
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN 13: 1442429240

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In TalkTalk E. L. Konigsburg presents a selection of speeches she has given over a period of 25 years. In her introduction to the first speech, and to the book as a whole, she explains: "While each of my books has been written because I had a story I wanted to tell, these speeches were written because I had something I wanted to say. The audience for the former is children; for the latter, adults.... I recognize -- with a measure of amused detachment -- that some were written as a reaction to trends; others, to fads. I have given these talks in cafetoriums, auditoriums, and the public rooms of Holiday Inns. Even though I have not always been on a stage when addressing an audience, I have tried to set the stage. Between talk and talk, I have written passages connecting the speeches to the time in which they were written and to one another. And that is TalkTalk." Always a thought-provoking speaker, she has chosen nine speeches that capture the essence of her years as a writer for children. When brought together, they enrich one another and provide a chance to look back at what children's books have been, to observe where they are now and to offer an insightful look at what books may continue to mean to children in the years to come. Written by an outstanding author, these speeches, individually and together, represent a vision of the need for books and the role books have played and should continue to play in the lives of children..

The View From Saturday - Literature Kit Gr. 5-6

The View From Saturday - Literature Kit Gr. 5-6
Author: Nat Reed
Publsiher: Classroom Complete Press
Total Pages: 57
Release: 2011-08-11
Genre: Education
ISBN 13: 1553198905

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In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: The View From Saturday is a Newbery Medal winning story about four gifted students and their life-altering journeys. Noah, Nadia, Ethan and Julian make up the four members of The Souls, a group of 6th grade students competing in the Academic Bowl. Led by Mrs. Olinski, their teacher who has become a paraplegic after a serious car crash, the group must face challenges that will shape their lives as they move through the competition. The story progresses through different perspectives given from each of the four members of The Souls. Each story, told in the first-person, describes an event that relates to a question they were asked in the Academic Bowl finals. Will The Souls successfully rise through the ranks to become state champions? All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy..

To See the Wizard

To See the Wizard
Author: Laurie Ousley
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2021-02-19
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN 13: 1527566455

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To See the Wizard: Politics and the Literature of Childhood takes its central premise, as the title indicates, from L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Upon their return to The Emerald City after killing the Wicked Witch of the West, the task the Wizard assigned them, Dorothy, the Tin Woodman, Scarecrow, and Lion learn that the wizard is a “humbug,” merely a man from Nebraska manipulating them and the citizens of both the Emerald City and of Oz from behind a screen. Yet they all continue to believe in the powers they know he does not have, still insisting he grant their wishes. The image of the man behind the screen—and the reader’s continued pursuit of the Wizard—is a powerful one that has at its core an issue central to the study of children’s literature: the relationship between the adult writer and the child reader. As Jack Zipes, Perry Nodelman, Daniel Hade, Jacqueline Rose, and many others point out, before the literature for children and young adults actually reaches these intended readers, it has been mediated by many and diverse cultural, social, political, psychological, and economic forces. These forces occasionally work purposefully in an attempt to consciously socialize or empower, training the reader into a particular identity or way of viewing the world, by one who considers him or herself an advocate for children. Obviously, these “wizards” acting in literature can be the writers themselves, but they can also be the publishers, corporations, school boards, teachers, librarians, literary critics, and parents, and these advocates can be conservative, progressive, or any gradation in between. It is the purpose of this volume to interrogate the politics and the political powers at work in literature for children and young adults. Childhood is an important site of political debate, and children often the victims or beneficiaries of adult uses of power; one would be hard-pressed to find a category of literature more contested than that written for children and adolescents. Peter Hunt writes in his introduction to Understanding Children’s Literature, that children’s books “are overtly important educationally and commercially—with consequences across the culture, from language to politics: most adults, and almost certainly the vast majority in positions of power and influence, read children’s books as children, and it is inconceivable that the ideologies permeating those books had no influence on their development.” If there were a question about the central position literature for children and young adults has in political contests, one needs to look no further than the myriad struggles surrounding censorship. Mark I. West observes, for instance, “Throughout the history of children’s literature, the people who have tried to censor children’s books, for all their ideological differences, share a rather romantic view about the power of books. They believe, or at least they profess to believe, that books are such a major influence in the formation of children’s values and attitudes that adults need to monitor every word that children read.” Because childhood and young-adulthood are the sites of political debate for issues ranging from civil rights and racism to the construction and definition of the family, indoctrinating children into or subverting national and religious ideologies, the literature of childhood bears consciously political analysis, asking how socialization works, how children and young adults learn of social, cultural and political expectations, as well as how literature can propose means of fighting those structures. To See the Wizard: Politics and the Literature of Childhood intends to offer analysis of the political content and context of literature written for and about children and young adults. The essays included in To See the Wizard analyze nineteenth and twentieth century literature from America, Britain, Australia, the Caribbean, and Sri Lanka that is for and about children and adolescents. The essays address issues of racial and national identity and representation, poverty and class mobility, gender, sexuality and power, and the uses of literature in the healing of trauma and the construction of an authentic self..

The Egypt Game

The Egypt Game
Author: Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-10-23
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13: 143913202X

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The first time Melanie Ross meets April Hall, she’s not sure they have anything in common. But she soon discovers that they both love anything to do with ancient Egypt. When they stumble upon a deserted storage yard, Melanie and April decide it’s the perfect spot for the Egypt Game. Before long there are six Egyptians, and they all meet to wear costumes, hold ceremonies, and work on their secret code. Everyone thinks it’s just a game until strange things start happening. Has the Egypt Game gone too far?.

The Witches of Worm

The Witches of Worm
Author: Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-10-23
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13: 1416995412

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Cats. Jessica’s never liked them. Especially not a skinny, ugly kitten that looks like a worm. Worm. Jessica wishes she’d never brought Worm home with her, because now he’s making her do terrible things. She’s sure she isn’t imagining the evil voice coming from the cat, telling her to play mean tricks on people. But how can she explain what’s happening? Witches. Jessica has read enough books to know that Worm must be a witch’s cat. He’s cast a spell on her, but whom can she turn to? After all, no one will believe that Worm has bewitched her...or worse!.

Shakespeare in Children's Literature

Shakespeare in Children's Literature
Author: Erica Hateley
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2010-12-21
Genre: Drama
ISBN 13: 0415888883

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Shakespeare in Children's Literature looks at the genre of Shakespeare-for-children, considering both adaptations of his plays and children's novels in which he appears as a character. Drawing on feminist theory and sociology, Hateley demonstrates how Shakespeare for children utilizes the ongoing cultural capital of "Shakespeare," and the pedagogical aspects of children's literature, to perpetuate anachronistic forms of identity and authority..

Silent to the Bone

Silent to the Bone
Author: E.L. Konigsburg
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-07-12
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13: 9781442439733

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Connor is sure his best friend, Branwell, couldn't have hurt Branwell's baby half sister, Nikki. But Nikki lies in a coma, and Branwell is in a juvenile behavioral center, suspected of a horrible crime and unable to utter the words to tell what really happened. Connor is the only one who might be able to break through Branwell's wall of silence. But how can he prove Branwell didn't commit the unspeakable act of which he's accused — when Branwell can't speak for himself?.