With the help of his two best friends, and surreal appearances by Oscar Wilde himself, teenager Ken Z. navigates his first foray into love.
Serving a sentence in a prison in Mexico, Libertad González finds a clever way to pass the time with the weekly Library Club, reading to her fellow inmates from whatever books she can find in the prison’s meager supply. The story that emerges, though, has nothing to do with the words printed on the pages. She tells of a former literature professor and fugitive of the Mexican government who reinvents himself as a trucker in the United States.
What the Dickens is all the fuss? Take a lively look at an author whose indelible characters live on in our language and culture — and whose legacy shapes our literature to this day. Join award-winning author, critic, and anthologist Michael Rosen for a spirited tour of the life and work of one of our greatest novelists. With stunning illustrations by Robert Ingpen, this accessible, child-friendly book vividly re-creates the world of Charles Dickens, from the author’s childhood in London to his early career, his performances, and, of course, the great social and political upheavals of the time, which inspired so much of his work. Michael Rosen’s vibrant discussion covers some of the best-known novels by Dickens, describing OLIVER TWIST, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and DAVID COPPERFIELD, and providing a fascinating detailed analysis of GREAT EXPECTATIONS.
A lavish young reader’s edition of the classic Shakespearean tale follows the adventures of cast-out duke Prospero, who lives on an enchanted island with his daughter, Miranda, and the magical spirits helpful Ariel and evil Caliban.
Each year, the Newbery and Caldecott Awards are awarded by the American Library Association to the most distinguished children’s books published the previous year.With up-to-date annotations for all the medal and honor books since the inception of the awards (Newbery in 1922 and Caldecott in 1938), librarians and teachers everywhere have come to rely on this indispensable guide for quick-reference, collection and curriculum development, and readers’ advisory. Fully indexed by title and author/illustrator, the 2007 edition includes background on the awards and photos of the new medalists and their books.New to the 2007 edition is a feature essay by author, Booklinks founder, and former children’s book editor for Booklist, Barbara Elleman, “The John Newbery Medal: The First Decade”.The Newbery and Caldecott Awards 2007 will help you introduce children to oustanding literature and illustration and support your own literature selections from the criteria used for these celebrated awards.For all those professionals committed to introducing literature to young people, “The Newbery Caldecott Awards, 2007 Edition” is the indispensable guide.
The Ideal companion for students of poetry. Understand what you read and write about it with confidence plus: sample essay on Robert Frost Poem. The basics of reading poetry with fully explained poems an in depth discussion of all current types of criticism followed by a poem and sample critical responses. A sample poem in drafts to illustrate the poetic process. A helpful glossary of terms. A bibliography for further reading.