The Tailypo

A Ghost Story

Author: Joanna Galdone

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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A strange varmint haunts the woodsman who lopped off his tail and had it for dinner. "The telling is smooth, and Galdone is ever the master of visual pacing, with action and drama heightened through astute composition." -- Booklist

Worth a Thousand Words

An Annotated Guide to Picture Books for Older Readers

Author: Bette DeBruyne Ammon

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 210

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Offers ideas for using the listed childrens books in grades up to high school in such areas as math, drama, and writing

American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore [3 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of American Folklore (3 Volumes)

Author: Christopher R. Fee

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Social Science

Page: 1160

View: 546

A fascinating survey of the entire history of tall tales, folklore, and mythology in the United States from earliest times to the present, including stories and myths from the modern era that have become an essential part of contemporary popular culture. • Presents a compelling mix of some 500 entries drawn from traditional Native American and European American culture as well as Mexican American, African American, Chinese American, and other national traditions • Includes numerous primary documents that help readers to pinpoint and understand the origins of different myths and legends as well as how they evolve over time • Features a wide variety of entries drawn from newer traditions of science fiction, urban legends, and conspiracy theories • Supplies bibliographic references with each entry that include websites for further reading and research

Many Peoples, One Land

A Guide to New Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults

Author: Alethea Helbig

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 431

View: 654

Reviews and summarizes fiction, stories from oral tradition, and poetry from the four major ethnic groups in the U.S.--African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans.

Folktales Aloud

Practical Advice for Playful Storytelling

Author: Janice M. Del Negro

Publisher: American Library Association


Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 259

A good folktale triggers the imagination, connecting children to a wider world as well as increasing their vocabulary and comprehension skills. In this delightful and easy-to-use book, teacher and storyteller Del Negro gives librarians, teachers, and parents the keys to storytelling success. Including more than a dozen original adaptations of folktales from around the world, tailored specifically for library and classroom use, she Reviews storytelling basics such as selecting a tale and learning the story Offers tips for dealing with stage fright and reluctant listeners Presents a bibliography of recommended online and print resources, steering readers to more wonderful tales to tell For young listeners the folktale is a perfect gateway to the exciting worlds of culture and literature, and Del Negro’s book invites their engagement with proven techniques and original story scripts that can be used by experienced as well as beginning tellers.

Listen Here

Women Writing in Appalachia

Author: Sandra L. Ballard

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky


Category: History

Page: 712

View: 359

Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia is a landmark anthology that brings together the work of 105 Appalachian women writers, including Dorothy Allison, Harriette Simpson Arnow, Annie Dillard, Nikki Giovanni, Denise Giardina, Barbara Kingsolver, Jayne Anne Phillips, Janice Holt Giles, George Ella Lyon, Sharyn McCrumb, and Lee Smith. Editors Sandra L. Ballard and Patricia L. Hudson offer a diverse sampling of time periods and genres, established authors and emerging voices. From regional favorites to national bestsellers, this unprecedented gathering of Appalachian voices displays the remarkable talent of the region's women writers who've made their mark at home and across the globe.

Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia

Author: Barbara Mertins



Category: Kentucky

Page: 157

View: 204

An annotated bibliography of fiction, history, biography, poetry, drama, folklore, and music from and about the adjacent states of West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

Children's Literature

In the Elementary School

Author: Charlotte S. Huck

Publisher: Holt McDougal


Category: Literature

Page: 753

View: 451

Tennessee Librarian

Quarterly Journal of the Tennessee Library Association




Category: Libraries


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