Publisher :Boyds Mills Press Release Date :2016-11-04 ISBN 13:1629795909 Total Pages :224 pages Rating :4.2/5 (629 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Keturah and Lord Death :
Download or Read book Keturah and Lord Death written by Martine Leavitt and published by Boyds Mills Press. This book was released on 2016-11-04 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Keturah, renowned for her storytelling, follows a legendary hart deep into the forest, where she becomes hopelessly lost. Her strength diminishes until, finally, she realizes that death is near—and learns then that death is a young lord, melancholy and stern. She is able to charm Lord Death with a story and gain a reprieve, but he grants her only a day, and within that day she must find true love. A mesmerizing love story, interweaving elements of classic fantasy and high romance.
Publisher :ABC-CLIO Release Date :2008-06-30 ISBN 13:0313094519 Total Pages :328 pages Rating :4.1/5 (313 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Gentle Reads: Great Books to Warm Hearts and Lift Spirits, Grades 5-9 :
Download or Read book Gentle Reads: Great Books to Warm Hearts and Lift Spirits, Grades 5-9 written by Deanna J. McDaniel and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2008-06-30 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This volume recommends some 500 positive, heart-warming stories for young readers—stories of the human spirit and what it can accomplish; stories of loving families surviving crises in positive ways; historical tales full of quick-witted people (especially girls); fairy tales with strong women; true stories of survival; and more. These gentle and uplifting reads span every genre—from science fiction and fantasy, to mysteries, realistic fiction, biographies, and nonfiction. They are Accelerated Reader titles, Reading Counts titles, and Junior Library Guild selections. Primarily intended for grades 5 to 9, this is a list of reading suggestions for the young adult who wants a great read but does not want to be offended. Grades 5-9.
Publisher :Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Release Date :2012-09-04 ISBN 13:0374351244 Total Pages :257 pages Rating :4.7/5 (374 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt My Book of Life by Angel :
Download or Read book My Book of Life by Angel written by Martine Leavitt and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). This book was released on 2012-09-04 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: When sixteen-year-old Angel meets Call at the mall, he buys her meals and says he loves her, and he gives her some candy that makes her feel like she can fly. Pretty soon she's addicted to his candy, and she moves in with him. As a favor, he asks her to hook up with a couple of friends of his, and then a couple more. Now Angel is stuck working the streets at Hastings and Main, a notorious spot in Vancouver, Canada, where the girls turn tricks until they disappear without a trace, and the authorities don't care. But after her friend Serena disappears, and when Call brings home a girl who is even younger and more vulnerable than her to learn the trade, Angel knows that she and the new girl have got to find a way out.
Publisher :American Library Association Release Date :2014 ISBN 13:0838911501 Total Pages :360 pages Rating :4.3/5 (838 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Booklist’s 1000 Best Young Adult Books since 2000 :
Download or Read book Booklist’s 1000 Best Young Adult Books since 2000 written by Gillian Engberg and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2014 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: With the explosion in YA publishing, it’s harder than ever to separate good books from the rest. Booklistmagazine’s editors’ deep and broad knowledge of the landscape offers indispensable guidance, and here they bring together the very best of the best books for young adults published since the start of the 21st century. Drawing on the careful judgment of expert YA librarians, this book Includes a foreword by best-selling YA lit authority Michael Cart, who demonstrates how we have entered a new golden age of books for young adults Collects reviews which showcase the most stimulating contemporary YA titles Features an essay in each section, grouped by genre, presenting an overview and examining relevant trends Indexes selections by author, title, and genre for handy reference The thoughtful professional review coverage for which ALA’s Booklist is known makes this volume an ideal tool for YA readers’ advisory and collection development.
Publisher :Scarecrow Press Release Date :2011-10-16 ISBN 13:0810881063 Total Pages :535 pages Rating :4.1/5 (81 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Bridges to Understanding :
Download or Read book Bridges to Understanding written by Linda Pavonetti and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2011-10-16 with total page 535 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This annotated bibliography, with descriptions of nearly 700 books representing more than 70 countries, provides stories that will help children understand our differences while simultaneously demonstrating our common humanity.
Publisher :St. Martin's Griffin Release Date :2008-04-15 ISBN 13:1429934883 Total Pages :288 pages Rating :4.2/5 (429 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Secrets of The Wee Free Men and Discworld :
Download or Read book Secrets of The Wee Free Men and Discworld written by Linda Washington and published by St. Martin's Griffin. This book was released on 2008-04-15 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: A fascinating guide to the international bestselling Discworld series and the award-winning The Wee Free Men—soon to be a major motion picture Before J. K. Rowling became the best-selling author in Britain, Terry Pratchett wore that hat. With over 45 million books sold, Pratchett is an international phenomenon. His brainchild is the Discworld series—novels he began as parodies of other works like Macbeth, Faust, and The Arabian Nights. The Wee Free Men, one of Pratchett's most popular novels, will be made into a movie by Spider-Man director Sam Raimi. It's the story of 9-year-old wannabe witch Tiffany Aching, who unites with the Nac Mac Feegle (6-inch-tall blue men who like to fight and love to drink) to free her brother from an evil fairy queen. A fun, interactive guide that will explore the land of Discword, Secrets of The Wee Free Men and Discworld is filled with sidebars, mythology trivia, and includes a bio of the fascinating author Terry Pratchett, and an in-depth analysis of his work. This unofficial guide is a great resource for readers of The Wee Free Men and the other books of the Discworld series.
Publisher :Square Fish Release Date :2017-03-21 ISBN 13:9781250104250 Total Pages :192 pages Rating :4.0/5 (14 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Calvin :
Download or Read book Calvin written by Martine Leavitt and published by Square Fish. This book was released on 2017-03-21 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Just because you see something doesn't mean it's really there. Seventeen-year-old Calvin has always known his fate is linked to the comic book character from Calvin & Hobbes. He was born on the day the last strip was published. His grandpa put a stuffed tiger named Hobbes in his crib. And he even had a best friend named Susie. Then Calvin’s mom washed Hobbes to death. Susie grew up beautiful and stopped talking to him. And Calvin pretty much forgot about the strip—until now. Now he is seventeen years old and has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Hobbes is back, as a delusion, and Calvin can’t control him. Calvin decides that cartoonist Bill Watterson is the key to everything—if he would just make one more comic strip, but without Hobbes, Calvin would be cured. Calvin and Susie (is she real?) and Hobbes (he can’t be real, can he?) set out on a dangerous trek across frozen Lake Erie to track down Watterson. Calvin by Martine Leavitt is a stirring YA novel that's not just a story about one boy's struggle with schizophrenia, but a coming of age story, a love story, and one unforgettable adventure. Martine Leavitt is the author of Keturah and Lord Death, a National Book Award Finalist, My Book of Life by Angel, which garnered five starred reviews and was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist, and Heck Superhero, a finalist for the Governor General's Award. Praise for Calvin: “The novel has a fresh, funny voice that never diminishes the seriousness of schizophrenia. Leavitt delivers an imaginative exploration of mental illness, examining what’s real and what’s true in this magical world.” —Booklist, starred review "Written as a letter to Watterson (to fulfill a make-up English assignment), the first-person narrative eschews quotation marks and dialogue tags, further blurring the lines between real life and what’s in Calvin’s head. . . .Memorable." —Horn Book, starred review "Equal parts coming-of-age tale, survival adventure, and love story, this outstanding novel also sensitively deals with an uncommon but very real teen issue, making it far more than the sum of its parts. " —Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Funny, intellectual, and entertaining, it’s a sensitive yet irreverent adventure about a serious subject." —Publishers Weekly "Sweet, romantic, and funny." —School Library Journal
Publisher :ABC-CLIO Release Date :2013-05 ISBN 13:161069290X Total Pages :326 pages Rating :4.1/5 (61 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Teen Talkback with Interactive Booktalks! :
Download or Read book Teen Talkback with Interactive Booktalks! written by Lucy Schall and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013-05 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Covering the genres popular with today's teens—fiction and nonfiction, including poetry and graphic novels—this resource provides 110 great book choices for young adult reading, interactive booktalks, and individual writing activities. All educators and library professionals need practical resources with easily accessible information and activities that can be immediately applied. Teen Talkback with Interactive Booktalks! is such a resource, supplying ready-to-use, interactive booktalks and curriculum connections for more than 100 recently published young adult books. This unique book is an invaluable tool for motivating teens to read. It shows how to make booktalks interactive and get teens participating in the presentation, rather than passively listening. Book selections include titles published from 2008 to 2012 organized in seven categories: Issues, Contemporary, Adventure/Survival, Mystery/Suspense, Fantasy, Heritage, and Multiple Cultures. Complete bibliographical information for each selection is included along with a literary classification as well as an age/grade level and gender designation. The read-alouds passages include talkback questions to facilitate discussion, and related works are supplied as suggestions for additional reading choices. Provides complete bibliographical information, literary designations, and age and gender suggestions Offers tools for custom-designing booktalks, noting passages for read-alouds with talkback questions and prominent themes Identifies related works and supplementary Internet sources Supplies values designations, lists of book trailers, and study guides that will be especially useful to school librarians
Publisher :ABC-CLIO Release Date :2011-04-07 ISBN 13:1598847368 Total Pages :261 pages Rating :4.9/5 (598 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Value-Packed Booktalks: Genre Talks and More for Teen Readers :
Download or Read book Value-Packed Booktalks: Genre Talks and More for Teen Readers written by Lucy Schall and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011-04-07 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: In this guide, 100 recommended books and booktalks offer the perfect way to start value discussions with teens and teen/adult book groups. • Ready-to-use booktalks and curriculum connections for 100 recently published YA books • Information that includes fiction/nonfiction/verse/graphic designation, age level suggestion, gender suggestion, lists of themes and topics, summary/description, a value statement, a booktalk, at least three curriculum connections, and five related works • Organization by values to facilitate relating a book within one genre to a book that addresses a similar value, but is classified in another genre • A related works section for each featured title
Publisher :ABC-CLIO Release Date :2015-09-29 ISBN 13:1440834512 Total Pages :392 pages Rating :4.4/5 (44 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Encountering Enchantment: A Guide to Speculative Fiction for Teens, 2nd Edition :
Download or Read book Encountering Enchantment: A Guide to Speculative Fiction for Teens, 2nd Edition written by Susan Fichtelberg and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2015-09-29 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The most current and complete guide to a favorite teen genre, this book maps current releases along with perennial favorites, describing and categorizing fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction titles published since 2006. • Encompasses a wide selection of speculative fiction genres to suit a broad spectrum of readers in grades 6–12 • Identifies award-winning titles, grade levels, book club potential, and alternative media formats and provides complete bibliographic information for each title • Includes interviews with prominent authors that convey the perspectives of the creators of the worlds into which readers are drawn • Covers some children's literature and some adult novels that are popular with young adults • Offers a detailed subject index with an extensive number of access points
Publisher :Holiday House Release Date :2023-04-25 ISBN 13:0823443426 Total Pages :0 pages Rating :4.2/5 (823 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Buffalo Flats :
Download or Read book Buffalo Flats written by Martine Leavitt and published by Holiday House. This book was released on 2023-04-25 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Based on true-life histories, Buffalo Flats shares the epic, coming of age story of Rebecca Leavitt as she searches for her identity in the Northwest Territories of Canada during the late 1800s. Seventeen-year-old Rebecca Leavitt has traveled by covered wagon from Utah to the Northwest Territories of Canada, where her father and brothers are now homesteading and establishing a new community with other Latter-Day Saints. Rebecca is old enough to get married, but what kind of man would she marry and who would have a girl like her—a girl filled with ideas and opinions? Someone gallant and exciting like Levi Howard? Or a man of ideas like her childhood friend Coby Webster? Rebecca decides to set her sights on something completely different. She loves the land and wants her own piece of it. When she learns that single women aren’t allowed to homestead, her father agrees to buy her land outright, as long as Rebecca earns the money —480 dollars, an impossible sum. She sets out to earn the money while surviving the relentless challenges of pioneer life—the ones that Mother Nature throws at her in the form of blizzards, grizzles, influenza and floods, and the ones that come with human nature, be they exasperating neighbors or the breathtaking frailty of life. Buffalo Flats is inspired by true-life histories of the author’s ancestors. It is an extraordinary novel that explores Latter-Day Saints culture and the hardships of pioneer life. It is about a stubborn, irreverent, and resourceful young woman who remains true to herself and discovers that it is the bonds of family, faith, and friendship—even romance--that tie her to the wild and unpredictable land she loves so fiercely.
Publisher :Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Release Date :2014-10-28 ISBN 13:0374378657 Total Pages :176 pages Rating :4.7/5 (374 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Blue Mountain :
Download or Read book Blue Mountain written by Martine Leavitt and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). This book was released on 2014-10-28 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Tuk the bighorn sheep is told he will be the one to save his herd, but he is young and would rather play with his bandmates than figure out why the herd needs saving. As humans encroach further and further into their territory, there is less room for the sheep to wander, food becomes scarce, and the herd's very survival is in danger. Tuk and his friends set out to find Blue Mountain, a place that Tuk sometimes sees far in the distance and thinks might be a better home. The journey is treacherous, filled with threatening pumas and bears and dangerous lands, leading Tuk down a path that goes against every one of his instincts. Still, Tuk perseveres, reaching Blue Mountain and leading his herd into a new, safe place.
Publisher :Rowman & Littlefield Release Date :2014-03-14 ISBN 13:1442231483 Total Pages :276 pages Rating :4.4/5 (442 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Heroines of Comic Books and Literature :
Download or Read book Heroines of Comic Books and Literature written by Maja Bajac-Carter and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2014-03-14 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Despite the growing importance of heroines across literary culture—and sales figures that demonstrate both young adult and adult females are reading about heroines in droves, particularly in graphic novels, comic books, and YA literature—few scholarly collections have examined the complex relationships between the representations of heroines and the changing societal roles for both women and men. In Heroines of Comic Books and Literature: Portrayals in Popular Culture, editors Maja Bajac-Carter, Norma Jones, and Bob Batchelor have selected essays by award-winning contributors that offer a variety of perspectives on the representations of heroines in today’s society. Focused on printed media, this collection looks at heroic women depicted in literature, graphic novels, manga, and comic books. Addressing heroines from such sources as the Marvel and DC comic universes, manga, and the Twilight novels, contributors go beyond the account of women as mothers, wives, warriors, goddesses, and damsels in distress. These engaging and important essays situate heroines within culture, revealing them as tough and self-sufficient females who often break the bounds of gender expectations in places readers may not expect. Analyzing how women are and have been represented in print, this companion volume to Heroines of Film and Television will appeal to scholars of literature, rhetoric, and media as well as to broader audiences that are interested in portrayals of women in popular culture.
Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2016-04-21 ISBN 13:1107018145 Total Pages :289 pages Rating :4.0/5 (17 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Children's Fantasy Literature :
Download or Read book Children's Fantasy Literature written by Michael Levy and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2016-04-21 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: A comprehensive study of children's fantasy literature across the English-speaking world, from the sixteenth century to the present.
Publisher :Penguin Release Date :2010-07-12 ISBN 13:1599634260 Total Pages :443 pages Rating :4.9/5 (599 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt 2011 Children's Writer's And Illustrator's Market :
Download or Read book 2011 Children's Writer's And Illustrator's Market written by Alice Pope and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2010-07-12 with total page 443 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Now includes a subscription to CWIM online (the childrenâ€™s publishing area of writersmarket.com). The 2011 CWIM offers more than 650 listings for book publishers, magazines, agents, art reps and more. Itâ€™s completely updated and is the most trusted source for childrenâ€™s publishing information. CWIM also contains exclusive interviews with and articles by well-respected and award-winning authors, illustrators, and publishing professionals as well as nuts-and-bolts how-to information. Readers will learn what to do, how to do it, and get loads of information and inspiration.
Publisher :Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Release Date :2015-11-17 ISBN 13:0374303576 Total Pages :192 pages Rating :4.7/5 (374 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Calvin :
Download or Read book Calvin written by Martine Leavitt and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). This book was released on 2015-11-17 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Calvin has always known his fate is linked to the comic book character from Calvin & Hobbes. He was born on the day the last strip was published; his grandpa left a stuffed tiger named Hobbes in his crib; and he even has a best friend named Susie. As a child Calvin played with the toy Hobbes, controlling his every word and action, until Hobbes was washed to death. But now Calvin is a teenager who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, Hobbes is back—as a delusion—and Calvin can't control him. Calvin decides that if he can convince Bill Watterson to draw one final comic strip, showing a normal teenaged Calvin, he will be cured. Calvin and Susie (and Hobbes) set out on a dangerous trek across frozen Lake Erie to track him down.
Publisher :Penguin Release Date :2008-07-01 ISBN 13:1582976627 Total Pages :883 pages Rating :4.8/5 (582 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt 2009 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market :
Download or Read book 2009 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market written by Editors Of Writers Digest Books and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2008-07-01 with total page 883 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: For 28 years, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market has been the only resource of its kind exclusively for fiction writers. Covering all genres from romance to mystery to horror and more, this resource helps you prepare your submissions and sell your work. This must-have guide includes listings for over 1,300 book publishers, magazines, literary agents, writing contests and conferences, each containing current contact information, editorial needs, schedules and guidelines that save you time and take the guesswork out of the submission process. With more than 100 pages of listings for literary journals alone and another 100 pages of book publishers, plus special sections dedicated to the genres of romance, mystery/thriller, speculative fiction, and comics/graphic novels, the 2009 edition of this essential resource is your key to successfully selling your fiction.