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release date: Apr 01, 1993
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A Kids' Guide to Building Forts
An entertaining guide for building safe and fun forts―outside, inside, at the beach, and in snow country.

Ages 8-14
release date: Jan 01, 1992
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Creative Storytelling: Choosing, Inventing, & Sharing Tales for Children
Quite simply, Creative Storytelling is one of the best and most comprehensive books on telling stories. This newly expanded, beautifully illustrated, step-by-step guide tells readers about sources and types of stories; how to gear stories toward children of different ages and interests; techniques for remembering and adapting stories; and how to use personal experiences to create new stories. One chapter takes a story through the complete storytelling process, with specific tips on tone, pacing, and atmosphere. A special section examines how storytelling leads to a wide range of other creative activities. This edition also features a new section on storytelling and environmentalism, with information on creating stories that foster environmental awareness.
release date: Sep 15, 2008
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A Reader's Companion to J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye
Peter G. Beidler’s Reader’s Companion is an indispensable guide for teachers, students, and general readers who want fully to appreciate Salinger’s perennial bestseller. Now nearly six decades old, The Catcher in the Rye contains references to people, places, books, movies, and historical events that will puzzle many twenty-first-century readers. Beidler’s guide provides some 250 explanations to help readers make sense of the culture through which Holden Caulfield stumbles as he comes of age. It provides a map showing the various stops in Holden’s Manhattan odyssey. Of particular interest to readers whose native language is not English is the glossary of more than a hundred terms, phrases, and slang expressions. In his introductory essay, “Catching The Catcher in the Rye,” Beidler discusses such topics as the three-day time line for the novel, the way the novel grew out of two earlier-published short stories, the extent to which the novel is autobiographical, what Holden looks like, and the reasons for the enduring appeal of the novel. The many photographs in the Reader’s Companion give fascinating glimpses into the world that Holden has made famous. Beidler also provides discussion of some of the issues that have engaged scholars down through the years: the meaning of Holden’s red hunting hat, whether Holden writes his novel in an insane asylum, Mr. Antolini’s troubling actions, and Holden’s close relationship with his sister and his two brothers. Readers of A Reader’s Companion to J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye will wonder how they managed without it before.
release date: Mar 01, 2001
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Who Really Saved Laura Ingalls: Soldat du Chene or a Soldat du Chien?
Was the frontier family of Charles Ingalls saved by a "tree" or a "dog?" Is it possible that children's author Laura Ingalls Wilder misnamed one of her most memorable Little House on the Prairie characters? She described the noble, Osage Indian chief who persuaded his people to avoid a confrontation with settlers on Indian land in 1871. The early, imprecise blending of cultures and languages on the Kansas prairie combined to create a linguistic misnomer.

This book offers dramatic supporting material about the role and significance of protective "dog soldiers" to the Plains Indian warrior society. It includes two quotations from a speech Mrs. Wilder gave in 1937 pertaining to the writing of Little House on the Prairie. The book should appeal to older students, adult fans of the series, and those interested in historical information about Plains Indians.

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release date: Aug 01, 1988
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release date: Mar 19, 2002
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Peacock and Other Poems
By the author of the Small Poems books

This new collection by Valerie Worth, conceived before her death, is sure to delight readers who know her celebrated Small Poems books, and will serve as a wonderful introduction for those first encountering her enchanting free verse. Accompanied by Natalie Babbitt’s fine pencil drawings, “Peacock” is joined by twenty-six other elegant poems by Worth about things as various as pandas and steam engines and icicles, in which, like her earlier work, she “find[s] in ordinary things Blake’s universe in a grain of sand” (Booklist).
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release date: Sep 01, 1988
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Presenting Rosa Guy (Twayne's United States Authors Series)
Examines the life and works of the author, born in Trinidad and raised in Harlem, of such young adult fiction as "Ruby" and "The Friends."
release date: Apr 01, 2001
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Basic Reading Inventory: Pre-Primer Through Grade Twelve and early literacy assessments
Paperback: 475 pages Publisher: Kendall Hunt Pub Co; 8th,Anniversary edition (June 2001) Language: English ISBN-10: 0787258326 ISBN-13: 978-0787258320 Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 1.3 inches
release date: Dec 01, 1983
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The Scott, Foresman Anthology of Children's Literature
An anthology of nursery rhymes, poetry, folk literature, fantasy, realistic fiction, historical fiction, biography, and nonfiction. Also includes a list of major books, a list of highlights in the history and development of children's literature, and essays for adults working with children.
release date: Aug 01, 1986
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Celebrating Children's Books: Essays on Children's Literature in Honor of Zena Sutherland
Book by Hearne, Betsy Gould
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