Download or read book The Tin Princess written by Philip Pullman and published by Scholastic Canada. This book was released on 2005 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A dramatic story of love, loyalty and adventure, set against a backdrop of courtly intrigue... This thrilling conclusion to the Sally Lockhart series follows Sally's good friend Jim Taylor.Now a dashing detective, Jim has spent years looking for Adelaide, the young girl whohelped Sally and her friends so long ago. The last time Jim Taylor saw Adelaide, her life was in grave danger, and when a carriage mysteriously explodes outside her new home, it seems nothing's changed. But Adelaide is no longer a frightened orphan from the slums ofEngland, for she has recently married a prince of a small nation - a nation at the heart of an international power struggle. When her husband is assassinated,Adelaide finds herself crowned queen - a position that seems to require all of the survival skills she learned on the streets.With Jim's help,Adelaide rules the country until political intrigue has them both on the run for their very lives, as the fate of the nation hangs in the balance.
Download or read book The Tin Princess A Sally Lockhart Mystery written by Philip Pullman and published by Knopf Books for Young Readers. This book was released on 2017-03-29 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: AFTER WITNESSING A mysterious explosion, three young Londoners—Becky, Jim, and Adelaide—journey to a tiny country high in the mountains of Central Europe in 1882. They’re an unlikely trio to lead a country, but when Adelaide’s husband, the new king, is assassinated, she finds herself fighting for the crown—and for her very life.
Download or read book King of the Scepter d Isle written by Michael G. Coney and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-04-29 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The beautiful Dedo Nyneve's innocent tales of a land called Camelot have spawned a real-life cast determined to choose their own fates, yet each move draws them closer to catastrophe. And as the many happentracks of the universe narrow to a dangerous few, the actions of every sorcerer, man, and living creature will determine whether the great god Starquin lives or dies. For the first time in remembered history, humans and gnomes find themselves sharing the same Earth happentrack. But King Arthur has larger concerns as he watches the society he rules spiralling toward ultimate destruction. Little does he know that the evil Mogan Le Fay has been working her treacherous magic to split the happentracks wide open - a deadly betrayal that could spell the end of Camelot. With the ma possible futures swiftly shrinking to one last destiny too awful to contemplate, courageous Fang the gnome joins forces with Arthur and Nyneve to manipulate history in a final confrontation of wills and worlds. The last move is Fang's, as he unravels the strands of time to keep his clan from the brutal vision of Starquin's end.
Download or read book The Leopard Prince written by Elizabeth Hoyt and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2007-04-01 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The One Thing a Lady Must Never Do...is fall in love with her servant. Wealthy Lady Georgina Maitland doesn't want a husband, though she could use a good steward to run her estates. One look at Harry Pye, and Georgina knows she's not just dealing with a servant, but a man. Harry has known many aristocrats - including one particular nobleman who is his sworn enemy. But Harry has never met a beautiful lady so independent, uninhibited, and eager to be in his arms. Still, it's impossible to conduct a discreet liaison when poisoned sheep, murdered villagers, and an enraged magistrate have the county in an uproar. The locals blame Harry for everything. Soon it's all Georgina can do to keep her head above water and Harry's out of the noose . . . without missing another night of love.
Download or read book Learning from the Boys written by Valarie G. Lee and published by IAP. This book was released on 2013-01-01 with total page 155 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The “Boy Crisis” is cited often in educational and news reports due to the consistent reading achievement gap for boys and the statistics paint a dismal picture of boys in school. Politicians and researchers often focus on boys’ low scores on reading achievement tests and compare these scores to the girls’ scores with little consideration for the actual reading lives of boys. As a result, adolescent boys’ vernacular reading is most often misunderstood. This book documents my journey as a mother of three boys and teacher of adolescents, as I attempt to articulate both the in-school and out-of-school experiences of boys. The book describes my attempts at creating a more complete picture of the reading lives and experiences of adolescent boys by describing three boys and their reading experiences in their natural contexts. It provides a rich description, revealing disconnects between school literacy practices and boys’ vernacular literacy practices. In this book, parents, administrators, and teachers will find discover the complexity of boys as readers, challenging educators to pursue effective practice and curricular decisions which go beyond the quick fixes for "the boy problem" so often seen in response to low test scores. This book provides parents, administrators, and teachers with an in-depth description of three boy readers. What emerges is a description of the complexity of boys as readers, challenging educators to pursue effective practice and curricular decisions which go beyond the quick fixes for “the boy problem” so often seen in response to low test scores. Teachers interested in mentoring boy readers will find this book helpful. This book can also be used with pre-service and in-service teachers, in undergraduate and graduate courses, and in professional development.
Download or read book Teaching Children s Literature written by Diane Duncan and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2009 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing on interview material with best-selling children's book authors and workshops conducted in a wide variety of schools this book embraces the current agenda for a more imaginative, creative and flexible English curriculum.
Download or read book The Ruby in the Smoke A Sally Lockhart Mystery written by Philip Pullman and published by Knopf Books for Young Readers. This book was released on 2017-03-29 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “BEWARE THE SEVEN blessings . . . ” When she first utters these words, 16-year-old Sally Lockhart doesn’t know their meaning. But when an employee of her late father hears them, he dies of fear. Thus begins Sally’s terrifying journey into the seamy underworld of Victorian London, in search of clues to her father’s mysterious death.
Download or read book Talking Books written by James Carter and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-01-11 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Talking Books sets out to show how some of the leading children's authors of the day respond to these and other similar questions. The authors featured are Neil Ardley, Ian Beck, Helen Cresswell, Gillian Cross, Terry Deary, Berlie Doherty, Alan Durant, Brian Moses, Philip Pullman, Celia Rees, Norman Silver, Jacqueline Wilson, and Benjamin Zephaniah. They discuss with great enthusiasm: *their childhood reading habits *how they came to be published *how they write on a daily basis *how a particular book came together *a type of writing that they are especially known for. Through in-depth interviews, they each reveal their approach to their craft. Much is know and spoken of the product that is the children's book, but it is rare that writers are given the opportunity to talk at length about the process of writing for children. Talking Books redresses the balance by presenting a wide selection of authors (of fiction, non-fiction and poetry) reflecting upon the joys and challenges of the craft, creativity and process of writing for children.
|Author||: Christoph Reinfandt|
|Publisher||: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG|
|Release Date||: 2017-06-12|
|ISBN 10||: 9783110393361|
|Pages||: 613 pages|
|Rating||: 4.1/5 (13 users)|
Download or read book Handbook of the English Novel of the Twentieth and Twenty First Centuries written by Christoph Reinfandt and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2017-06-12 with total page 613 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Handbook systematically charts the trajectory of the English novel from its emergence as the foremost literary genre in the early twentieth century to its early twenty-first century status of eccentric eminence in new media environments. Systematic chapters address ̒The English Novel as a Distinctly Modern Genreʼ, ̒The Novel in the Economy’, ̒Genres’, ̒Gender’ (performativity, masculinities, feminism, queer), and ̒The Burden of Representationʼ (class and ethnicity). Extended contextualized close readings of more than twenty key texts from Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness (1899) to Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island (2015) supplement the systematic approach and encourage future research by providing overviews of reception and theoretical perspectives.
|Author||: Barry Teare|
|Publisher||: A&C Black|
|Release Date||: 2004-10-01|
|ISBN 10||: 9781855396449|
|Pages||: 114 pages|
|Rating||: 4.8/5 (553 users)|
Download or read book Parents and Carers Guide for Able and Talented Children written by Barry Teare and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2004-10-01 with total page 114 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: sound strategies for identifying and supporting highly able children advice on how to develop a meaningful dialogue with school extensive lists of recommended fiction information on where to find additional help, and what activities are available a wealth of practical advice under separate subject headings Able and Talented specialist Barry Teare brings parents and carers right up to date with new developments on the thinking and provision for gifted children. He advises how you can provide able children with the very best opportunities by working in partnership with schools and specialist organizations. There are masses of imaginative activities to challenge and stimulate able and talented children - fans of Barry Teare's resources will not be disappointed! Brilliant for teachers too helps you to see the issues from a parents' viewpoint enables you to advise parents and carers provides extensive advice on subject provision helps you to strengthen home-school partnerships.
Download or read book Philip Pullman written by Catherine Butler and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-09-16 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy is a worldwide classic of modern literature for both children and adults. Challenging in its intellectual scope, ambitious scale and range of literary reference, it is also hugely controversial due to its critique of organised religion. This collection of original essays by an international team of distinguished scholars assesses Pullman's achievement and introduces readers to some of the key debates surrounding His Dark Materials. Covering topics such as religion, gender, childhood and scientific enquiry, the volume also discusses the Hollywood film of the first book and features a new interview with Pullman himself.
Download or read book The White Mercedes written by Philip Pullman and published by Knopf Books for Young Readers. This book was released on 2017-03-29 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A chance meeting with Jenny at an Oxford party leaves seventeen-year-old Chris with hope for a summer romance—and no premonition of trouble. Busy with his job and soon in love with Jenny, whose cheerful surface belies the dark uncertainty of her past, Chris misses all the signs of danger. Before he knows it, he's caught in the sinister web of a criminal whose desire for revenge crushes all those who stand in his way. "The story line will hook readers and hold them . . . a pageturner that raises some unsettling questions about trust and betrayal and the nature of good and evil."—School Library Journal "An engrossing, tragic story with rare depth of feeling. . . . Readers won't be able to turn the pages fast enough."—Kirkus Reviews "Fans of Robert Cormier should appreciate this tense thriller."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Download or read book Rereading Orphanhood written by Diane Warren and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2020-05-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rereading Orphanhood: Texts, Inheritance, Kin explores the ways in which the figure of the literary orphan can be used to illuminate our understanding of the culture and mores of the long nineteenth century, especially those relating to family and kinship.
Download or read book Puffin Good Reading Guide for Children written by Ruskin Bond and published by Penguin Books India. This book was released on 2006-05 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive guide to fiction in English for readers aged four to sixteen, The Puffin Good Reading Guide for Children is divided into three sections to suit every age group. It has entries listing over 1000 books, and is divided into categories with cross-references so that children can read more in genres they like. It includes both classics and the best of contemporary works and books from all over the world. With an introduction by Ruskin Bond, India's best-known children's writer in English, The Puffin Good Reading Guide is an invaluable resource for children who love books, as well as for parents and friends looking for the right book for the young people in their lives.
|Author||: Lucy Pearson|
|Release Date||: 2016-03-03|
|ISBN 10||: 9781317024750|
|Pages||: 265 pages|
|Rating||: 4.3/5 (17 users)|
Download or read book The Making of Modern Children s Literature in Britain written by Lucy Pearson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-03 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lucy Pearson’s lively and engaging book examines British children’s literature during the period widely regarded as a ’second golden age’. Drawing extensively on archival material, Pearson investigates the practical and ideological factors that shaped ideas of ’good’ children’s literature in Britain, with particular attention to children’s book publishing. Pearson begins with a critical overview of the discourse surrounding children’s literature during the 1960s and 1970s, summarizing the main critical debates in the context of the broader social conversation that took place around children and childhood. The contributions of publishing houses, large and small, to changing ideas about children’s literature become apparent as Pearson explores the careers of two enormously influential children’s editors: Kaye Webb of Puffin Books and Aidan Chambers of Topliner Macmillan. Brilliant as an innovator of highly successful marketing strategies, Webb played a key role in defining what were, in her words, ’the best in children’s books’, while Chambers’ work as an editor and critic illustrates the pioneering nature of children's publishing during this period. Pearson shows that social investment was a central factor in the formation of this golden age, and identifies its legacies in the modern publishing industry, both positive and negative.
Download or read book Reading Globally K 8 written by Barbara A. Lehman and published by Corwin Press. This book was released on 2010-09-20 with total page 169 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Showing how teachers can infuse global literature throughout the K–8 curriculum, this inspiring guide recommends numerous outstanding books and provides a wealth of teaching ideas.
Download or read book Keywords for Children s Literature Second Edition written by Philip Nel and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2021-01-12 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Introduces key terms, global concepts, debates, and histories for Children's Literature in an updated edition Over the past decade, there has been a proliferation of exciting new work across many areas of children’s literature and culture. Mapping this vibrant scholarship, the Second Edition of Keywords for Children’s Literature presents original essays on essential terms and concepts in the field. Covering ideas from “Aesthetics” to “Voice,” an impressive multidisciplinary cast of scholars explores and expands on the vocabulary central to the study of children’s literature. The second edition of this Keywords volume goes beyond disciplinary and national boundaries. Across fifty-nine print essays and nineteen online essays, it includes contributors from twelve countries and an international advisory board from over a dozen more. The fully revised and updated selection of critical writing—more than half of the essays are new to this edition—reflects an intentionally multinational perspective, taking into account non-English traditions and what childhood looks like in an age of globalization. All authors trace their keyword’s uses and meanings: from translation to poetry, taboo to diversity, and trauma to nostalgia, the book’s scope, clarity, and interdisciplinary play between concepts make this new edition of Keywords for Children’s Literature essential reading for scholars and students alike.