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The Moorchild

Author: Eloise McGraw
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-07-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1442499702
Rating: 4.4/5 (997 downloads)

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This enchanting Newbery Honor Book is a “magical find” (School Library Journal). Half moorfolk and half human, and unable to shape-shift or disappear at will, Moql threatens the safety of the Band. So the Folk banish her and send her to live among humans as a changeling. Named Saaski by the couple for whose real baby she was swapped, she grows up taunted and feared by the villagers for being different, and is comfortable only on the moor, playing strange music on her bagpipes. As Saaski grows up, memories from her forgotten past with the Folks slowly emerge. But so do emotions from her human side, and she begins to realize the terrible wrong the Folk have done to the humans she calls Da and Mumma. She is determined to restore their child to them, even if it means a dangerous return to the world that has already rejected her once.

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Teaching Fantasy Novels

Author: Phyllis J. Perry
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2003
Genre: Education
ISBN: 1563089874
Rating: 4.0/5 (898 downloads)

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Capitalize on the child appeal of fantasy literature to create challenging activities that address the 12 Standards of the English Language Arts sponsored by NCTE and IRA. This guide contains practical ideas that enable the teacher or librarian to incorporate acclaimed fantasy literature in the elementary and middle school curriculum, and also serves as a reference guide to parents seeking outstanding examples of fiction for students. Each fantasy novel is accompanied by a plot summary and list of major characters, a comprehension check, a vocabulary exercise, discussion questions, reference topics, and suggested multidisciplinary extension activities. Fantasy book selection includes: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire The Hobbit The Dark is Rising Tuck Everlasting Poppy James and the Giant Peach Ella Enchanted The Amber Spyglass

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New Directions in Children’s Gothic

Author: Anna Jackson
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2017-03-27
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1317444248
Rating: 4.4/5 (442 downloads)

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Children’s literature today is dominated by the gothic mode, and it is in children’s gothic fictions that we find the implications of cultural change most radically questioned and explored. This collection of essays looks at what is happening in the children’s Gothic now when traditional monsters have become the heroes, when new monsters have come into play, when globalisation brings Harry Potter into China and yaoguai into the children’s Gothic, and when childhood itself and children’s literature as a genre can no longer be thought of as an uncontested space apart from the debates and power struggles of an adult domain. We look in detail at series such as The Mortal Instruments, Twilight, Chaos Walking, The Power of Five, Skulduggery Pleasant, and Cirque du Freak; at novels about witches and novels about changelings; at the Gothic in China, Japan and Oceania; and at authors including Celia Rees, Frances Hardinge, Alan Garner and Laini Taylor amongst many others. At a time when the energies and anxieties of children’s novels can barely be contained anymore within the genre of children’s literature, spilling over into YA and adult literature, we need to pay attention. Weird things are happening and they matter.

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Frontiers in American Children’s Literature

Author: Dorothy Clark
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2016-02-29
Genre: Children's literature, American
ISBN: 144388958X
Rating: 4.8/5 (895 downloads)

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Frontiers in American Children’s Literature is a groundbreaking work by both established and emerging scholars in the fields of children’s literature criticism, history, and education. It offers 18 essays which explore and critically examine the expanding canon of American children’s books against the backdrop of a social history comprised of a deep layering of trauma and struggle, redefining what equality and freedom mean. The book charts new ground in how children’s literature is telling stories of historical trauma – the racial violence of American slavery, the Mexican Repatriation Act, and the oppression and violence against African Americans in light of such murders as in the AME Mother Emanuel Church and the shooting of Michael Brown. This new frontier explores how truth telling about racism, oppression, and genocide communicates with the young about violence and freedom in literature, transforming harsh truths into a moral vision. Frontiers in American Children’s Literature will be an instant classic for fans of children’s and adolescent literature, American literature, cultural studies, and students of literature in general, as well as teachers and prospective teachers. Those interested in art history, graphic novels, picture book art, African American and American Indian literature, the digital humanities, and new media will also find this volume compelling. Authors and artists covered in these essays include Laurie Halse Anderson, M.T. Anderson, Paolo Bacigalupi, Louise Erdrich, Eric Gansworth, Edward Gorey, Russell Hoban, Ellen Hopkins, Patricia Polacco, Ann Rinaldi, Peter Sís, Lynd Ward, and Naomi Wolf, among others. Essayists examine their subjects’ most provocative works on the topics of realistic depictions of slavery, oppression, and trauma, and the triumph of truth in storytelling over these experiences. From The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing to The Birchbark House, from the graphic novel to picture books and the digital humanities in teaching and reading, there is something for everyone in this collection. Contributors include leaders in the fields of literature and education, such as the award-winning Katherine Capshaw and Anastasia Ulanowicz. Margaret Noodin, poet and leader in American Indian scholarship and education, leads the essays on American Indian children’s literature, while Steven Herb, Director of the Pennsylvania Center for the Book and an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, offers an insider’s view of Caldecott Medal awardee Lynn Ward.

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Dictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1995-1999

Author: Alethea Helbig
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 636
Release: 2002
Genre: American fiction
ISBN: 9780313303890
Rating: 4.3/5 (133 downloads)

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Children's literature mirrors changes in society, and books singled out for recognition reflect the standards and different interests of awards committees. This reference is a guide to American children's books that won awards between 1995 and 1999. Included are more than 750 alphabetically arranged entries for authors, titles, characters, and settings related to nearly 250 books. The volume demonstrates the growing number of multicultural works and novels about nontraditional families, while it also shows the continuing importance of historical fiction and the waning appeal of traditional adventure novels.

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Perils of Protection

Author: Susan Honeyman
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-01-15
Genre: Law
ISBN: 149681990X
Rating: 4.8/5 (199 downloads)

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Unrecognized in the United States and resisted in many wealthy, industrialized nations, children's rights to participation and self-determination are easily disregarded in the name of protection. In literature, the needs of children are often obscured by protectionist narratives, which redirect attention to parents by mythologizing the supposed innocence, victimization, and vulnerability of children rather than potential agency. In Perils of Protection: Shipwrecks, Orphans, and Children's Rights, author Susan Honeyman traces how the best of intentions to protect children can nonetheless hurt them when leaving them unprepared to act on their own behalf. Honeyman utilizes literary parallels and discursive analysis to highlight the unchecked protectionism that has left minors increasingly isolated in dwindling social units and vulnerable to multiple injustices made possible by eroded or unrecognized participatory rights. Each chapter centers on a perilous pattern in a different context: "women and children first" rescue hierarchies, geographic restriction, abandonment, censorship, and illness. Analysis from adventures real and fictionalized will offer the reader high jinx and heroism at sea, the rush of risk, finding new families, resisting censorship through discovering shared political identity, and breaking the pretenses of sentimentality.

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Running Away

Author: Donna Jo Napoli
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2015-10-06
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1481465880
Rating: 4.4/5 (658 downloads)

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A serious job for a little angel The Little Angel of Responsibility has a hard time finishing what she starts. She?s been working on the same knitting project for weeks. But something more interesting always seems to come up. This time, it?s helping a little girl with a big problem. Danielle is old enough to take care of herself. So when her mother starts working again, she leaves a lot of responsibility in Danielle?s hands -- like making sure to get her homework done on time. But when the choice is left up to Danielle, she?d rather practice running for the track team than do schoolwork. Is the Little Angel of Responsibility ready to lend a hand? Be responsible!

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Author: Johanna Spyri
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-02-21
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1442458011
Rating: 4.4/5 (58 downloads)

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Orphaned Heidi lives with her gruff but caring grandfather on the side of Swiss mountain, where she befriends young Peter the goat-herd. She leads an idyllic life, until she is forced to leave the mountain she has always known to go and live with a sickly girl in the city. Will Heidi ever see her grandfather again? A classic tale of a young girl's coming-of-age, of friendship, and familial love, Heidi has inspired countless dramatic versions, both on TV and in film, including Shirley Temple's famous 1937 version.

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Just So Stories

Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-03-06
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1442458577
Rating: 4.4/5 (585 downloads)

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One of the world's greatest storytellers weaves together an unforgettable collection of animal tales, including how the camel got its hump, how the leopard got its spots, and how even a butterfly stamping his leg can change a man's life. Initially written for his own "best beloved," Just So Stories was published in 1902. It has been a favorite for the past century and is certain to be cherished by generations to come.

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The Moorchild

Author: Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Total Pages: 260
Release: 1998
Genre: Changelings
ISBN: 9780689820335
Rating: 4.6/5 (898 downloads)

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A Newbery Honor BookA Golden Kite Award WinnerA Boston Globe-Horn Book Award WinnerThe magical Moorfolk reject Saaski and secretly exchange her for a perfect human baby. Saaski grows up loved by her human parents but harassed by the other villagers. She escapes to the moors where she learns of her history and sets out to rescue the stolen human child. An Accelerated Reader® title

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Quotation Index to Children's Literature

Author: Melanie Axel-Lute
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2001
Genre: Children's literature
ISBN: 9781563088094
Rating: 4.5/5 (63 downloads)

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Presents over 1,800 quotations from nearly five hundred works of children's literature, arranged alphabetically by author, and includes quotes from fairy tales and nursery rhymes, as well as keyword and title indexes, and a bibliography.

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Handbook of Research on Children's and Young Adult Literature

Author: Shelby Wolf
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2011-04-27
Genre: Education
ISBN: 1136913564
Rating: 4.9/5 (135 downloads)

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This landmark volume is the first to bring together leading scholarship on children’s and young adult literature from three intersecting disciplines: Education, English, and Library and Information Science. Distinguished by its multidisciplinary approach, it describes and analyzes the different aspects of literary reading, texts, and contexts to illuminate how the book is transformed within and across different academic figurations of reading and interpreting children’s literature. Part one considers perspectives on readers and reading literature in home, school, library, and community settings. Part two introduces analytic frames for studying young adult novels, picturebooks, indigenous literature, graphic novels, and other genres. Chapters include commentary on literary experiences and creative production from renowned authors and illustrators. Part three focuses on the social contexts of literary study, with chapters on censorship, awards, marketing, and literary museums. The singular contribution of this Handbook is to lay the groundwork for colleagues across disciplines to redraw the map of their separately figured worlds, thus to enlarge the scope of scholarship and dialogue as well as push ahead into uncharted territory.



Author: Fletcher
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 262
Release: 1992
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0689716230
Rating: 4.7/5 (162 downloads)

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Kaeldra, an outsider adopted by an Elythian family as a baby, possesses the power to understand dragons and uses this power to try to save her younger sister, who needs dragon's milk to recover from an illness.

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Little Women

Author: Louisa May Alcott
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 787
Release: 2000-06
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0689835310
Rating: 4.8/5 (353 downloads)

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The Newbery Award-winning author of "A Gathering of Days" introduces the timeless classic of "Little Women".

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Author: Susan Cooper
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2007-12-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1416914781
Rating: 4.9/5 (147 downloads)

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Alternating chapters follow the mysterious connection between a homesick English girl living in present-day America and an eleven-year-old boy serving in the British Royal Navy in 1803, aboard the H.M.S. Victory, commanded by Admiral Horatio Nelson. Reprint.

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Storied Inquiries in International Landscapes

Author: Tonya Huber
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 597
Release: 2010-06-01
Genre: Education
ISBN: 1607523973
Rating: 4.5/5 (239 downloads)

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Storied Lives: Emancipatory Educational Inquiry—Experience, Narrative, & Pedagogy in the International Landscape of Diversity contains exemplary research practices, strategies, and findings gleaned from the contributions to the 15 issues of the Journal of Critical Inquiry Into Curriculum and Instruction (JCI~>CI). Founding Editor Tonya Huber initiated the JCI~>CI in 1997, as a refereed journal committed to publishing educational scholarship and research of professionals in graduate study. The journal was distinguished by its requirement that the scholarship be the result of the first author’s graduate research—according to Cabell’s Directory, the first journal to do so. Equally important, the third issue of each volume targeted wide representation of cultures and world regions. “Current thinking on ...” written by members of the JCI~>CI Editorial Advisory Board explores state-of-the-art topics related to curriculum inquiry. Illustrations, photography (e.g., Sebastião Salgado’s Workers in vol. 2), collage, student-generated art/artifacts, and full-color art enhance cutting-edge methodologies extending educational research through Aboriginal and Native oral traditions, arts-based analysis, found poetry, data poetry, narrative, and case study foci on liberatory pedagogy and social justice action research.

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Hitty Her First Hundred Years

Author: Rachel Field
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2009-10-27
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1442407123
Rating: 4.4/5 (71 downloads)

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Hitty is a doll of great charm and character. It is indeed a privilege to publish her memoirs, which, besides being full of the most thrilling adventures on land and sea, also reveal her delightful personality. One glance at her portrait will show that she is no ordinary doll. Hitty, or Mehitable as she was really named, was made in the early 1800s for Phoebe Preble, a little girl from Maine. Young Phoebe was very proud of her beautiful doll and took her everywhere, even on a long sailing trip in a whaler. This is the story of Hitty's years with Phoebe, and the many that follow in the life of a well-loved doll.