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Book Writing for Children   A Manual for Writers of Juvenile Fiction

Download or read book Writing for Children A Manual for Writers of Juvenile Fiction written by Arthur Groom and published by Read Books Ltd. This book was released on 2011-10-13 with total page 97 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Originally published in the 1920s. The book contains a wealth of information on every aspect of writing children’s books and plays. Contents include: Preparing the Ground – Titles – Fairy and Dragon Stories – Animal and Nature Stories – Adventure Stories – Sporting and School Tales – Points to Remember – Editors – Markets for Manuscripts – Lengths – Submissions – Children’s Plays – The Serial and Series – Books – Writing for B.B.C. – Verse for Children – Ideas Unlimited etc. Many of the earliest tuition books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Book Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies

Download or read book Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies written by Deborah Halverson and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2011-06-09 with total page 397 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Your hands-on, friendly guide to writing young adult fiction With young adult book sales rising, and bestselling authors like J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer exploding onto the scene, aspiring YA writers are more numerous than ever. Are you interested in writing a young adult novel, but aren't sure how to fit the style that appeals to young readers? Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies gives you tricks of the trade and proven tips on all the steps to write a YA book, from developing an idea to publication. Unique writing exercises to help you find your own authentic teen voice Tips to avoid when submitting manuscripts How to break into the flourishing young adult market With the help of this step-by-step guide, you'll have all the skills to write an inspiring and marketable young adult novel.

Book Teaching Children   s Fiction

Download or read book Teaching Children s Fiction written by C. Butler and published by Springer. This book was released on 2006-03-20 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book combines the work of nine leading teachers and scholars of children's literature from Europe and North America. They explore the various disciplines and perspectives that have contributed to the study of children's literature, giving practical classroom suggestions. Contains an up-to-date resources section.

Book Representations of China in British Children s Fiction  1851 1911

Download or read book Representations of China in British Children s Fiction 1851 1911 written by Shih-Wen Chen and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-08 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In her extensively researched exploration of China in British children’s literature, Shih-Wen Chen provides a sustained critique of the reductive dichotomies that have limited insight into the cultural and educative role these fictions played in disseminating ideas and knowledge about China. Chen considers a range of different genres and types of publication-travelogue storybooks, historical novels, adventure stories, and periodicals-to demonstrate the diversity of images of China in the Victorian and Edwardian imagination. Turning a critical eye on popular and prolific writers such as Anne Bowman, William Dalton, Edwin Harcourt Burrage, Bessie Marchant, G.A. Henty, and Charles Gilson, Chen shows how Sino-British relations were influential in the representation of China in children’s literature, challenges the notion that nineteenth-century children’s literature simply parroted the dominant ideologies of the age, and offers insights into how attitudes towards children’s relationship with knowledge changed over the course of the century. Her book provides a fresh context for understanding how China was constructed in the period from 1851 to 1911 and sheds light on British cultural history and the history and uses of children’s literature.

Book British Children s Fiction in the Second World War

Download or read book British Children s Fiction in the Second World War written by Owen Dudley Edwards and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2007-08-01 with total page 752 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What children read in the Second World War had an immense effect on how they came of age as they faced the new world. This time was unique for British children--parental controls were often relaxed if not absent, and the radio and reading assumed greater significance for most children than they had in the more structured past or were to do in the more crowded future. Owen Dudley Edwards discusses reading, children's radio, comics, films and book-related play-activity in relation to value systems, the child's perspective versus the adult's perspective, the development of sophistication, retention and loss of pre-war attitudes and their post-war fate. British literature is placed in a wider context through a consideration of what British writing reached the USA, and vice versa, and also through an exploration of wartime Europe as it was shown to British children. Questions of leadership, authority, individualism, community, conformity, urban-rural division, ageism, class, race, and gender awareness are explored. In this incredibly broad-ranging book, covering over 100 writers, Owen Dudley Edwards looks at the literary inheritance when the war broke out and asks whether children's literary diet was altered in the war temporarily or permanently. Concerned with the effects of the war as a whole on what children could read during the war and what they made of it, he reveals the implications of this for the world they would come to inhabit.

Book Contemporary British Children   s Fiction and Cosmopolitanism

Download or read book Contemporary British Children s Fiction and Cosmopolitanism written by Fiona McCulloch and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-11-10 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book visits contemporary British children’s and young adult (YA) fiction alongside cosmopolitanism, exploring the notion of the nation within the context of globalization, transnationalism and citizenship. By resisting globalization’s dehumanizing conflation, cosmopolitanism offers an ethical, humanitarian, and political outlook of convivial planetary community. In its pedagogical responsibility towards readers who will become future citizens, contemporary children’s and YA fiction seeks to interrogate and dismantle modes of difference and instead provide aspirational models of empathetic world citizenship. McCulloch discusses texts such as J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Jackie Kay’s Strawgirl, Theresa Breslin’s Divided City, Gillian Cross’s Where I Belong, Kerry Drewery’s A Brighter Fear, Saci Lloyd’s Momentum, and Julie Bertagna’s Exodus trilogy. This book addresses ways in which children’s and YA fiction imagines not only the nation but the world beyond, seeking to disrupt binary divisions through a cosmopolitical outlook. The writers discussed envision British society’s position and role within a global arena of wide-ranging topical issues, including global conflicts, gender, racial politics, ecology, and climate change. Contemporary children’s fiction has matured by depicting characters who face uncertainty just as the world itself experiences an uncertain future of global risks, such as environmental threats and terrorism. The volume will be of significant interest to the fields of children’s literature, YA fiction, contemporary fiction, cosmopolitanism, ecofeminism, gender theory, and British and Scottish literature.

Book The Impact of Victorian Children s Fiction

Download or read book The Impact of Victorian Children s Fiction written by J. S. Bratton and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-09-07 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Originally published in 1981. Many of the classics of children’s literature were produced in the Victorian period. But Alice in Wonderland and The King of the Golden River were not the books offered to the majority of children of the time. When writing for children began to be taken seriously, it was not as an art, but as an instrument of moral suasion, practical instruction, Christian propaganda or social control. This book describes and evaluates this body of literature. It places the books in the economic and social contexts of their writing and publication, and considers many of the most prolific writers in detail. It deals with the stories intended to teach the newly-literate poor their social and religious lessons: sensational romances, tales of adventure and military glory, through which the boys were taught the value of self-help and inspired with the ideals of empire; and domestic novels, intended to offer girls a model for the expression of heroism and aspiration within the restricted Victorian woman’s world.

Book Children s Interests in Reading

Download or read book Children s Interests in Reading written by Arthur Melville Jordan and published by . This book was released on 1926 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author develops practical methods of determining the reading interests of children and gives the results of records collected in libraries and schools. The book presents material that should be of considerable value to children's departments in libraries, teachers, students of educational psychology and all those who are interested in the conscious control and development of the mental background of future citizens.Originally published in 1926. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Book Grasping Mysteries

Download or read book Grasping Mysteries written by Jeannine Atkins and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2021-07-13 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A biographical novel in verse of seven girls from different time periods who used math to explore the mysteries of the universe and grew up to do innovate work that changed history.

Book Talking Animals in Children s Fiction

Download or read book Talking Animals in Children s Fiction written by Catherine Elick and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-03-25 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Talking-animal tales have conveyed anticruelty messages since the 18th-century beginnings of children's literature. Yet only in the modern period have animal characters become true subjects rather than objects of human neglect or benevolence. Modern fantasies reflect the shift from animal welfare to animal rights in 20th-century public discourse. This revolution in literary animal-human relations began with Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and continued with the work of Kenneth Grahame, Hugh Lofting, P.L. Travers and E. B. White. Beginning with the ideas of literary theorist Mikhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin, this book examines ways in which animal characters gain an aura of authority through using language and then participate in reversals of power. The author provides a close reading of 10 acclaimed British and American children's fantasies or series published before 1975. Authors whose work has received little scholarly attention are also covered, including Robert Lawson, George Selden and Robert C. O'Brien.

Book Annual Report of the Providence Public Library

Download or read book Annual Report of the Providence Public Library written by Providence Public Library (R.I.) and published by . This book was released on 1916 with total page 116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Annual Report

    Book Details:
  • Author : Providence Public Library (R.I.)
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1919
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 618 pages

Download or read book Annual Report written by Providence Public Library (R.I.) and published by . This book was released on 1919 with total page 618 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Alessia in Atlantis

Download or read book Alessia in Atlantis written by Nathalie Laine and published by Nathalie Laine. This book was released on 2021-03-01 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Recipient "A book you won't want to put down." - Readers' Favorite ★★★★★ "Will enrapture middle grade fantasy readers." - Booklife (Editor's Pick) "Imaginative and colorful... a page turner from the very first moment." - The Children's Book Review A riveting new fantasy adventure, perfect for fans of Keeper of the Lost Cities and Percy Jackson and the Olympians. It's not unusual for twelve-year-old Alessia to lose control of her emotions and create a scene at school. It is unusual when one day she's attacked there by a giant frog monster and plunged into the underwater realm of Atlantis in an overturned boat. On arriving in Atlantis, she learns that her long-lost father may have been from there. Determined to investigate, she stays and enrolls in Atlantide school: The Octopus's Garden. But uncovering the truth is not easy when the tyrannical Atlantide Emperor forbids asking about missing people. With the help of her newfound school friends, Alessia will have to steal evidence from a grumpy teacher, escape from rebel merfolk and make rhymes with menacing blue people of Minch to discover the key to her past. Meanwhile, someone knows exactly who she's the daughter of, and is ready to kill her for it. Cover Design: Alessandro Brunelli

Book Author and Journalist

Download or read book Author and Journalist written by and published by . This book was released on 1928 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Boy s Best Friend

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  • Author : Kate Banks
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Release : 2015-07-14
  • ISBN : 0374380090
  • Pages : 222 pages

Download or read book Boy s Best Friend written by Kate Banks and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). This book was released on 2015-07-14 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Award-winning author Kate Banks teams up with world-famous Ruper Sheldrake in Boy's Best Friend to create a book that's sure to be a hit with dog lovers and little scientists everywhere. Eleven-year-old George has a dog, Bart, who seems to know everything about him--from when he is feeling sad to when he will arrive home from school. George's new neighbor and classmate, Lester, also has a dog, Bill Gates, and Lester thinks he is the smartest animal in the world. When their teacher assigns a school science project about animal behavior, George and Lester decide to conduct an experiment based on the world-famous Rupert Sheldrake's experiments about dogs. George even has an e-mail exchange with Dr. Sheldrake to help him with the project--and he and Lester soon find out that, through a few simple experiments, kids can make scientific discoveries, too.

Book Select

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  • Author : Marit Weisenberg
  • Publisher : Charlesbridge Publishing
  • Release : 2017-10-03
  • ISBN : 1632896427
  • Pages : 388 pages

Download or read book Select written by Marit Weisenberg and published by Charlesbridge Publishing. This book was released on 2017-10-03 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A modern-day young adult retelling of Romeo and Juliet, with a supernatural twist that will appeal to fans of Ally Condie’s Matched and Kiera Cass’ The Selection Julia Jaynes has the perfect life. The perfect family. The perfect destiny. The daughter of a billionaire investor in Austin, Texas, it looks like Julia has it all. But there's something rotten beneath the surface—dangerous secrets her father is keeping; abilities she was never meant to have; and an elite society of highly evolved people who care nothing for the rest of humanity. So when Julia accidentally jeopardizes the delicate anonymity of her people, she's banished to the one place meant to make her feel inferior: public high school. Julia's goal is to lay low and blend in. Then she meets him—John Ford. He’s popular, quiet, intense, and strangely compelling. Then Julia discovers she can read his mind and her world expands. Their forbidden love is powerful enough to break the conditioning that has kept Julia in the cold grip of her manipulative father. For the first time, Julia develops a sense of self and questions her restrictive upbringing and her family prejudices. She must decide how she will define herself—and whom she will betray.