Accurate and reliable biographical information essential to anyone interested in the world of literature TheInternational Who's Who of Authors and Writersoffers invaluable information on the personalities and organizations of the literary world, including many up-and-coming writers as well as established names. With over 8,000 entries, this updated edition features: * Concise biographical information on novelists, authors, playwrights, columnists, journalists, editors, and critics * Biographical details of established writers as well as those who have recently risen to prominence * Entries detailing career, works published, literary awards and prizes, membership, and contact addresses where available * An extensive listing of major international literary awards and prizes, and winners of those prizes * A directory of major literary organizations and literary agents * A listing of members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters
Updated and revised 3rd edition, author-authorized version. Ariana and Jean-Marc Perrault have built a wonderful life together in France. They have raised their six children to believe in God and stay close to the Church. Along the way they faced many challenges and relied on their faith to see them through. Now, as the shadows darken around their family once again, they struggle to find strength and comfort in the face of almost unendurable heartache. Pauline, their adopted daughter, is gravely ill. After sixteen years of hoping and praying for a miracle, how can they bear to let her go? And how can Emeri, Pauline's first love, reconcile such a terrible loss with what she has taught him about the gospel? Meanwhile, unaware of their sister’s worsening condition, Marie-Thérèse and Josette are in America attending Brigham Young University. Marie-Thérèse is only marking time until she can serve a mission . . . but will the handsome Mathieu change her mind? And beautiful, flighty Josette doesn't know what she wants—until a near tragedy teaches her what is really important in life. Follow the Perrault daughters as they grow from young women to wives with children of their own, facing and overcoming challenges that will resonate with readers of all ages. From life's darkest moments to its sweetest joys, author Rachel Ann Nunes skillfully portrays the characters and events that will give you an unforgettable Glimpse of Eternity.
Though best known for transporting readers to Nazi Germany in his equal parts heartwarming and heartbreaking bestselling novel, The Book Thief, Markus Zusak has many credits to his name. Penning the Underdogs trilogy, The Messenger, and The Book Thief (which was also turned into a popular film), all before the age of forty, Zusak has left fans eager to see what he will come up with next. This biography of the award-winning author examines his early influences, including his parents’ tales of life during World War II, and his development into a writer beloved by readers of all ages.
Series covers individuals ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources, and photographs.
Covering events from August 1, 2003, through July 31, 2004, this unique reference helps educators in grades K-8 enhance their lesson plans in ways they never thought of before. Teachers will find a wealth of innovative ideas for lessons, bulletin boards, and school calendars on every page.
Black Authors and Illustrators of Books for Children and Young Adults is a biographical dictionary that provides comprehensive coverage of all major authors and illustrators – past and present. As the only reference volume of its kind available, this book is a valuable research tool that provides quick access for anyone studying black children’s literature – whether one is a student, a librarian charged with maintaining a children’s literature collection, or a scholar of children’s literature. The Fourth Edition of this renowned reference work illuminates African American contributions to children’s literature and books for young adults. The new edition contains updated and new information for existing author/illustrator entries, the addition of approximately 50 new profiles, and a new section listing online resources of interest to the authors and readers of black children’s literature.
The author recommends one hundred of the best books for children, including a variety of works to suit diverse interests, reading levels, and special needs, while also revealing the sometimes humorous process she undertook in choosing entries for the list.
In this riveting sequel to the Newbery-Award winning Crispin: The Cross of Lead--the second book in a planned trilogy--Avi explores themes of war, religion, and family as he continues the adventures of Crispin and Bear. The more I came to know of the world, the more I knew I knew it not. He was a nameless orphan, marked for death by his masters for an unknown crime. Discovering his name- Crispin-only intensified the mystery. Then Crispin met Bear, who helped him learn the secret of his full identity. And in Bear-the enormous, red-bearded juggler, sometime spy, and everyday philosopher-Crispin also found a new father and a new world. Now Crispin and Bear have set off to live their lives as free men. But they don't get far before their past catches up with them: Bear is being pursued by members of the secret brotherhood who believe he is an informer. When Bear is badly wounded, it is up to Crispin to make decisions about their future-where to go, whom to trust. Along the way they become entangled with an extraordinary range of people, each of whom affects Crispin and Bear's journey in unexpected ways. To find freedom and safety, they may have to travel to the edge of the world-even if it means confronting death itself.
This up-to-date resource presents more than 4,000 national, regional, local and international lists and rankings compiled from hundreds of respected sources. Entries typically include a description of the ranking; background information on criteria for establishing the hierarchy; additional remarks about the ranking; the complete or partial (if extensive) ranking; and a complete source citation for locating additional information if necessary.
Powwow's coming, hear the beat? Powwow's coming, dancing feet. Powwow's coming, hear the drum? Powwow's coming, everyone! Frustrated as a schoolteacher not being able to find good instructional materials on American Indians, Linda Boyden has bypassed the tired stereotype of Indians on horseback or hunting game and placed them in today's setting of a powwow. Powwow's Coming provides children with a foundation for understanding and celebrating the enduring culture and heritage of American Indians. Boyden's exquisite cut-paper collage and engaging poem visually place readers within the scenes of a contemporary Native American community while offering a thoughtful look at powwows and their meanings to the Native participants.
‘Success for All’ - Covers complete theory, practice and assessment of English literature for Class 8. The E-book has been divided in 3 parts giving full coverage to the syllabus. Each Chapter is supported by detailed theory, illustrations, all types of questions. Special focus on New pattern objective questions. Every Chapter accompanies NCERT Question and Answers, Practice Question and Answers and self assessment for quick revisions. The current edition of “Success For All” for Class 8th is a self – Study guide that has been carefully and consciously revised by providing proper explanation & guidance and strictly following the latest CBSE syllabus issued on 31 March 2020. Each topic of the Chapter is well supported by detailed summary practice questions in an easy to understand manner, following the CBSE pattern. Every Chapter of this book carries NCERT Questions and Answers, Practice Q&A's and self assessment at the end for quick revision. NCERT Questions and Answers: it contains all the questions of NCERT with detailed solutions and Practice Q&A's : It contains all the chapters of each section in examination format with all the questions and other important questions. Well explained answers have been provided to every question that is given in the book. Success for All English Literature for CBSE Class 8 has all the material for learning, understanding, practice assessment and will surely guide the students to the way of success.