Juvenile Fiction

Miss Rumphius

Author: Barbara Cooney

Publisher: Penguin

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Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 999

A beloved classic—written by a beloved Caldecott winner—is lovelier than ever! Barbara Cooney's story of Alice Rumphius, who longed to travel the world, live in a house by the sea, and do something to make the world more beautiful, has a timeless quality that resonates with each new generation. The countless lupines that bloom along the coast of Maine are the legacy of the real Miss Rumphius, the Lupine Lady, who scattered lupine seeds everywhere she went. Miss Rumphius received the American Book Award in the year of publication. To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of two-time Caldecott winner Barbara Cooney's best-loved book, the illustrations have been reoriginated, going back to the original art to ensure state-of-the-art reproduction of Cooney's exquisite artwork. The art for Miss Rumphius has a permanent home in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
Education

Social Studies Through Children's Literature

Author: Anthony D. Fredericks

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

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Category: Education

Page: 191

View: 206

Themes include child and self, family, community and neighborhood, city and country, states and regions, nation and country, and the world.
Education

Exploring the Environment Through Children's Literature

Author: Carol M. Butzow

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 163

View: 638

With the power of stories you can generate student interest in nature and the environment while building skills across the curriculum! Using contemporary and classic children's literature as springboards to learning, this resource offers dozens of stimulating extension activities that engage young learners and teach them important concepts and skills in science, social studies, language, math, music, and art. You'll find puzzles, word searches, suggestions for computer projects, and more for such beloved titles as The Little House, Water Dance, and Brother Eagle, Sister Sky. Many of the activities are presented in reproducible format, so they're ready for the classroom. And lists of resources for further study are given for each book. Grades K - 4: (adaptable to higher levels).
Children's literature

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Author: Jean Jamieson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Children's literature

Page: 32

View: 942

Suggests activities to be used in the classroom to accompany the reading of Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney.
Education

Literacy

Author: David Wray

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 440

View: 102

This four-volume collection covers the major debates about exactly what it means to be literate and how literacy can best be taught. Rather than centering on the emotional reaction of mass media debates, this set focuses on research findings into processes and pedagogy.
Readers

On the horizon

Author: P. David Pearson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Readers

Page: 622

View: 532

Children's literature

Discovering World Cultures Through Literature

Author: Gerry Edwards

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN:

Category: Children's literature

Page: 181

View: 821

This text aims to help students explore, through popular literature, the independent and dynamic relationships that exist between culture and environments. The book contains 11 thematic units providing literature suggestions, related activities, questions, discussion points and projects.
Literary Criticism

The Voice of the Narrator in Children's Literature

Author: Charlotte F. Otten

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 414

View: 840

As Otten and Schmidt note in their preface, voice is a broad metaphor. Thus the 41 essays in this collection provide varied approaches, examining point of view, focus, selection of details, tone, and even illustrations as part of the narrative identity. Eight genres, including picture books, fantasy, realism, and biography, receive separate study in generally brief articles by writers and more substantial analyses by critics. . . . In her contribution, Jill Paton Walsh describes contemporary criticism as an `impenetrable thicket of technical terms.' In most cases, the critics here avoid jargon. They speak clearly, offering practical criticsm accessible to anyone seriously concerned about narrative technique in children's literature. Choice Although children's literature is now a recognized branch of English and American literature, much of the criticism of it has focused on teaching methodology, history, and basic exposition. Since children's books are no less a part of the literary tradition than adult books, there is room for new approaches to children's literature. While the importance of the voice of the narrator is emerging in criticism of adult fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, little has been written about this subject in children's literature. Examining the voice of the narrator can identify hitherto unexplored and unrecognized aspects of children's literature. The essays in this collection were contributed by noted authors and critics. Their inquiry is divided into eight genres--the illustrated book, folk literature and myth, fantasy, realism, poetry, historical fiction, biography, and informational books--and each genre is discussed in terms of the authorial voice and the critical voice. Each of the essays works toward an understanding of how the voice of the narrator functions in a given work or in the larger corpus of an author's work. The result is not only a greater understanding of how specific authors shape their material and how authors use voice for particular effects, but also how the narrator differs functionally from one genre to the next. This unique essay collection is particularly suited for use in children's literature courses. Because the contributors are some of the most significant authors and critics in children's literature in English, it should also be part of any academic library's holdings in the criticism of children's literature in particular and literary criticism in general.