Henry Reed, Inc

Author: Keith Robertson

Publisher: Paw Prints



Page: 239

View: 117

Henry Reed keeps a journal of his summer activities which include setting up a research firm and embarking on a series of usually profitable projects with the aid of his ally and neighbor Midge.

Dictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1960-1984

Recent Books of Recognized Merit

Author: Alethea Helbig

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 914

View: 591

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

Quizzes for 220 Great Children's Books

The Quest Motivational Reading Program

Author: Polly Jeanne Wickstrom

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited


Category: Education

Page: 307

View: 108

Provides objective tests for well-known children's books, including award winners, classics, and popular books

Teaching Economics Using Children's Literature

Author: Maryann Foltz

Publisher: Council for Economic Educat


Category: Education

Page: 75

View: 836

This interdisciplinary curriculum guide helps teachers introduce their students to economics using popular children's stories.

Making Americans

Children's Literature from 1930 to 1960

Author: Gary D. Schmidt

Publisher: University of Iowa Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

View: 576

Making Americans is a study of a time when the authors and illustrators of children's books consciously set their eyes on national and international sights, with the hope of bringing the next generation into a full sense of citizenship. Schmidt examines the literature for young people published during a momentous period in our nation's past, and documents in detail its role as an instrument of nation-building and social reform. A thought-provoking contribution to our understanding of children's books as cultural transmitters and transformers.

Ordinary Light

A memoir

Author: Tracy K. Smith

Publisher: Vintage


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 949

From the dazzlingly original Pulitzer Prize-winning poet hailed for her “extraordinary range and ambition” (The New York Times Book Review): a quietly potent memoir that explores coming-of-age and the meaning of home against a complex backdrop of race, faith, and the unbreakable bond between a mother and daughter. The youngest of five children, Tracy K. Smith was raised with limitless affection and a firm belief in God by a stay-at-home mother and an engineer father. But just as Tracy is about to leave home for college, her mother is diagnosed with cancer, a condition she accepts as part of God’s plan. Ordinary Light is the story of a young woman struggling to fashion her own understanding of belief, loss, history, and what it means to be black in America. In lucid, clear prose, Smith interrogates her childhood in suburban California, her first collision with independence at Harvard, and her Alabama-born parents’ recollections of their own youth in the Civil Rights era. These dizzying juxtapositions—of her family’s past, her own comfortable present, and the promise of her future—will in due course compel Tracy to act on her passions for love and “ecstatic possibility,” and her desire to become a writer. Shot through with exquisite lyricism, wry humor, and an acute awareness of the beauty of everyday life, Ordinary Light is a gorgeous kaleidoscope of self and family, one that skillfully combines a child’s and teenager’s perceptions with adult retrospection. Here is a universal story of being and becoming, a classic portrait of the ways we find and lose ourselves amid the places we call home. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide

A Linguistic Guide to English Poetry

Author: Geoffrey N. Leech

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 671

Seeks to demonstrate that the study of English poetry is enriched by the insights of modern linguistic analysis, and that linguistic and critical disciplines are not separate but complementary. Examining a wide range of poetry, Professor Leech considers many aspects of poetic style, including the language of past and present, creative language, poetic licence, repetition, sound, metre, context and ambiguity.

Civil War Ghosts

Author: Daniel Cohen

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 105

View: 503

Provides eleven true stories about famous Civil War ghosts and the places they haunt, accompanied by photographs, historical overviews, and biographical information

Greek and Roman Architecture in Classic Drawings

Author: Hector d’Espouy

Publisher: Courier Corporation


Category: Architecture

Page: 160

View: 135

Perhaps the finest record of classical architecture ever made. Detailed illustrations offer unparalleled three-dimensionality and effects of scale. Parthenon, Roman temples, Pantheon, Colosseum, many others. Introductory notes. Preface. 127 plates.

The Publisher in the Changing Markets

Author: Seiji Sato

Publisher: IOS Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 366

View: 166

This publication aims to reconfirm the creative role of the publisher as a conduit for culture built upon the knowledge and experience of the past, as well as to explore the publishers' new role, and legal protection of the publishers' rights, in our evolving digital and information-based society. - Publisher's Rights: The Legal Expression of the Creative Role of the Publisher - Electronic Copyright Management Systems - Value Innovation on the Network - Partners' Perspectives - Asian Experiences - Trading by Electronic Copyright Management Systems - Enforcement of Rights - Conclusion, Recommendations or Resolutions.