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  • Sarny's Children
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    Title: The Title of this book is Sarny: A life remembered. Author: The Author of the book is Gary Paulsen. The Setting: The Setting of the book takes place on a Plantation, Southwest United States, The war, and in New Orleans. Main characters: Sarny Is the main character of the story she gives everything a strong sense of mind. In the story Night John Sarny is a slave girl who is taught to read and write when most slave owners thought slaves were to dumb to read and write. Sarny Marries and have...
  • Part Of The Book Katherine
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    The Witch of Blackbird Pond The book, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, is about a young girl named Katherine who is forced to leave her elegant home in Barbados to live with relatives in puritan New England after her grandfather's death. Katherine has a hard time accepting the dramatic difference between the two cultures. For instance, in the beginning of the book Katherine dives into the river to retrieve a toy for a child on the boat. The New Englanders aboard the ship stare at her with disapprova...
  • Children's Books Focus On Shy Children
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    Understanding the Distress of Children Who Suffer from Shyness Almost everyone has felt shy at some point in his or her life. Feeling uncomfortable or anxious in a new social setting is not uncommon or something to be overly concerned about; however, there are many people whose lives suffer because of their shyness. Shyness can have many harmful effects on a person's emotional and social well being (Bruch, 1999). Even though research on shyness has mainly focused on adults, shyness can be just a...
  • Old Fashioned Morality Of Children's Books
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    Moving picture books Threatened for the best part of three decades by spending cuts in schools and libraries combined with the rise of new technology and changing family life, children's publishing had been rattled to its bones. Not any more. After years trying slavishly to follow other media, especially television, by becoming ever shorter and more contemporary, the tables have been turned: film, TV and even radio are now looking to children's books for the next big thing. Not only are J K Rowl...
  • Second Mother To The Three Sendak Children
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    Maurice Sendak may be the best-known children's author / illustrator in the world today. His artwork has become somewhat of an American icon; some even became the basis of an advertising campaign for Bell Atlantic. This extremely gifted genius was actually cultivating within Sendak since his childhood, and many different memories from his youth influenced the masterpieces he has created. Born in Brooklyn on June 10th (coincidently, my birthday) 1928, Sendak has illustrated over 70 books and writ...
  • Story Pat Conroy
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    The 'Water is Wide'; takes place on the coast of South Carolina and Yama craw Island during the nineteen sixties. A man by the name of Pat Conroy offers to teach over on the island, many people on the island have no education and are illiterate. When Conroy gets over to the island he finds himself very disgraceful. The teachers at the school believe that the children cannot be taught. His method of teaching is very different from others. One of Conroy's goals was to teach the children about Amer...
  • Theodor Seuss Geisel's Children's Books
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    Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, is perhaps one of the most beloved children's authors of the twentieth century. Although he is most famous as an author of children's books, Geisel was also a political cartoonist, advertisement designer, and film director (Kaplan). He used the power of imagination to produce unforgettable children's books and helped solve the problem of illiteracy among America's children. By using his experiences in life as a foundation for most of his books, Th...
  • Programs Products
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    Born to Buy: Worth the Read! Have you ever been disgusted by the racy, suggestive clothing that today's teenagers sport? Ever been shocked by the appalling content on TV and movies these days? Ever shake your head at the messages delivered by commercials? Juliet Schor agrees with you! Schor, a keen observer and analyst of trends in American culture, goes inside the world of mass marketing to their prime target? children. Na " ive and susceptible, children are the perfect consumers for the busine...
  • Narnia And Aslan
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    Narnia. Is a land of fantasy and adventure where magic and a Great Lion prevail. A land where so many people wish to be, a land from start to finish in The Chronicles of Narnia. Seven books written by Clive Staples Lewis have proven to be the most enchanting and mesmerizing books of all time. Pure beauty and amazing imagery allows the reader to become an explorer of Narnia and take part in the fascinating adventures bound to happen. Readers become one with the pages, not wanting to put the book ...
  • Money In The Foreign Countries
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    My book is called The Crossing by Gary Paulsen. What The Crossing is basically about is a boy, Manny Busts, who is poor and has no family and lives on the streets of Juarez Mexico. He is destine to get across the bridge to the North Side to find a job and make money. He meets a sergeant who changes his point of view on people a teaches him life lessons about the truth. The main conflict of the book is that Manny tries to take money from a drunk mans wallet, that he sees in the alley of a club on...
  • Sneetches And Yertle The Turtle
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    By: Justin Alan Proffitt The problems that society presents to us as adults is often portrayed through writing. These writings tend to be more factual when educational writings on the prevention of problems are what is needed. Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, often used children's stories such as The Lorax, The Sneetches, and Yertle the Turtle to symbolize the problems and prejudices in society. At the same time he enlightened us to the problems, he also provided ways for us to overcom...
  • Geisel's First Children's Book
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    Theodore Geisel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. He graduated from Dartmouth in 1925, with a BA in English literature. He went to Europe after to study at Oxford. He then went to Sorbonne and then to the University of Vienna. He planned on getting a doctorate in literature, but the experience was less than ideal so he returned to the United States. (LeBeau 20) In 1927 Geisel married Helen Palmer who was a classmate of his from Oxford. She was also a children's author, unt...
  • Materials And Facilities The Library
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    To Judge a Book by its Cover For as long as the quill has been able to catch thoughts on paper, writers have created socially disturbing material. Years ago, the acceptability of a book was either met by beheading the writer, or honoring him with a seat at the queen's table. How times have changed. America, home to freedom of intellect, speech, and expression, has created an environment that allows objectionable material within easy reach of young children. The framers of the Constitution could ...
  • Three Different Rising Actions
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    Children With Emerald Eyes By Mira Rothenberg My book Children With Emerald Eyes, is about many children, but focused around three children placed in an institution, due to schizophrenic and autistic conditions. These childrens names are Sara, Chaim, and Danny. The setting of this story is in an institute for the insane, schizophrenic, and autistic. Most of these children are orphans, or children, that have escaped from their county, and are trying to find refuge. I feel that their conflict is r...
  • Ruku In Nectar In A Sieve
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    The Good Earth and Nectar in a Sieve Comparisons The Good Earth and Nectar in a Sieve were two very different novels. One was about a family in India under Hindu beliefs. The other was about a family in China that followed Buddhist beliefs. Both books share similar ideas. Although this is the case, the books have some unlike ideas. In Nectar in a Sieve and The Good Earth, three things are compared: weddings, duties of wives, and treatment of children. Weddings in a Hindu society are very differe...
  • Book
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    Benjamin Franklin once said, "Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech" (Slu. edu, 2001). When he made this statement, he was rebutting the notion of banning books. However, Americans have not listened to what he was talking about, what the First Amendment states, or what so many others have said about not banning books. Since Mr. Franklin made this statement, hundreds of thousands of books have been challenged and many of them have been banne...
  • Children's Books Isbn
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    Fiction Preface The aim of English in Years 7 to 10 is to enable students to use, understand, appreciate, reflect on and enjoy the English language in a variety of texts and to shape meaning in ways that are imaginative, interpretive, critical and powerful. These lists provide teachers with a starting point from which to explore further appropriate literature for students in Years 7 to 10. Books on the lists represent a variety of styles, perspectives and themes. They range across a number of di...
  • Different Books
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    Kathryn Lasky was born in 1944 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She first realized she could be a writer when she was about ten years old. She still remembers the time when she was with her family driving in a car with its top down. "The sky looked so interesting- you couldn't see the stars because of these wooly clouds. And I said it looked like a sheep back sky. My mom turned around and said, 'Kathryn, you should be a writer. ' When my mom said that, I thought, 'Wow, maybe I will. ' She majored in En...
  • Children's Literature Roald Dahl Roald Dahl
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    Children's Literature Roald Dahl Roald Dahl was an extraordinary man. He lived an amazing yet triadic life. This life influence and inspired him to be the terrific author that he was. He was the type of man who could have let life just swallow him up, but he was stronger than that. He used each experience in his life and made it count for something. His writing served as an escape to many of his problems. Because of this talent many people especially children have been greatly influenced. Roald ...

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