Download or read book King of the Wind written by Marguerite Henry and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2015-04-14 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sham and the stable boy Agba travel from Morocco to France to England where, at last, Sham's majesty is recognized and he becomes the "Godolphin Arabian," ancestor of the most superior Thoroughbred horses.A Newbery Medal Book. Reissue.
Download or read book King of the Wind written by Marguerite Henry and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2001-06 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sham and the stable boy Agba travel from Morocco to France to England where, at last, Sham's majesty is recognized and he becomes the "Godolphin Arabian," ancestor of the most superior Thoroughbred horses.
Download or read book King of the Wind written by Marguerite Henry and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-12-11 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: He was named “Sham” for the sun, this golden-red stallion born in the Sultan of Morocco’s stone stables. Upon his heel was a small white spot, the symbol of speed. But on his chest was the symbol of misfortune. Although he was swift as the desert winds, Sham’s pedigree would be scorned all his life by cruel masters and owners. This is the classic story of Sham and his friend, the stable boy Agba. Their adventures take them from the sands of the Sahara to the royal courts of France, and finally to the green pastures and stately homes of England. For Sham was the renowned Godolphin Arabian, whose blood flows through the veins of almost every superior thoroughbred. Sham’s speed—like his story—has become legendary.
Download or read book Dust Off the Gold Medal written by Sara L. Schwebel and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-08-23 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The oldest and most prestigious children’s literature award, the Newbery Medal has since 1922 been granted annually by the American Library Association to the children’s book it deems "most distinguished." Medal books enjoy an outsized influence on American children’s literature, figuring perennially on publishers’ lists, on library and bookstore shelves, and in school curricula. As such, they offer a compelling window into the history of US children’s literature and publishing, as well as into changing societal attitudes about which books are "best" for America’s schoolchildren. Yet literary scholars have disproportionately ignored the Medal winners in their research. This volume provides a critically- and historically-grounded scholarly analysis of representative but understudied Newbery Medal books from the 1920s through the 2010s, interrogating the disjunction between the books’ omnipresence and influence, on the one hand, and the critical silence surrounding them, on the other. Dust Off the Gold Medal makes a case for closing these scholarly gaps by revealing neglected texts’ insights into the politics of children’s literature prizing and by demonstrating how neglected titles illuminate critical debates currently central to the field of children’s literature. In particular, the essays shed light on the hidden elements of diversity apparent in the neglected Newbery canon while illustrating how the books respond—sometimes in quite subtle ways—to contemporaneous concerns around race, class, gender, disability, nationalism, and globalism.
Download or read book The Newbery Companion written by John Thomas Gillespie and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 2001 with total page 492 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Put a wealth of information about Newbery award winners and honor books (1922-2001) at your fingertips. You'll find detailed plot summaries, booktalks, updated information about the winning titles and authors, suggestions for read-alikes, and ideas for introducing the books to young readers.
Download or read book The Little Red Book of Horse Wisdom written by Yvette Grant and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-07-01 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Many first-time horse owners start out thinking they’ll teach their animals a thing or two; but eventually most horse lovers end each day impatient to find what their horse will teach them next. Share in hundreds of pearls of horse wisdom and discover what the pros have learned from these mighty animals. In this charming collection of quotes from experts and enthusiasts in the horse world, you’ll find humor, poignancy, advice, and more. Share in the touching and exciting memories and experience stories that demonstrate all the good (and sometimes bad) parts of the relationship between horses and humans. Each little quote conveys a whole range of entertainment and information, yet they’re brief enough that you can get a quick fix of horse sense anytime you want! The book is also conveniently divided into sections by theme, so you can easily jump to a quote to match the mood you’re in.
Download or read book Books about the Middle East written by Tami Craft Al-Hazza and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2008 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides teachers and library specialists with background information about the countries and people of the Middle East, recommends literature about the region and ways to use it, discusses literature related to the region and its ethnic groups, and identifies ways to incorporate literature about the Middle East into the classroom.
Download or read book Honey for a Child's Heart Updated and Expanded written by Gladys Hunt and published by Zondervan. This book was released on 2021-11-02 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A modern classic with over 250,000 copies sold, Honey for a Child's Heart is a compelling, essential guide for parents who want to find the best books for their children ages 0-12. This updated and expanded edition includes a new preface, an updated list of recommended reads for each age group, and audiobook suggestions. A good book is a gateway into a wider world of wonder, beauty, delight, and adventure. But children don't stumble onto the best books by themselves. They need a parent's help. Author Gladys Hunt, along with her son, Mark, discusses everything from how to choose good books for your children to encouraging them to be avid readers. Illustrated with drawings from dozens of children's favorites, Honey for a Child's Heart Updated and Expanded includes completely updated book lists geared to your child's age and filled with nearly one thousand longtime favorites, classics, wonderful new books, and audiobooks that will enrich your child's life. It will also show you how to: Understand the importance of being a read-aloud family, enjoying books together by reading aloud Give your children a large view of the world, of truth, and of goodness Encourage each child's imagination and good use of language Find the best books for your children Thousands of parents have used this guide to furnish their children's inner spirit with the wonder and delight of good reading. Updated and expanded to keep pace with the ever-changing world of children's literature, it is sure to enrich the cultural and spiritual life of your home.
|Author||: Melissa Holbrook Pierson|
|Publisher||: W. W. Norton & Company|
|Release Date||: 2001-10-17|
|Pages||: 256 pages|
|Rating||: 4.3/5 (933 download)|
Download or read book Dark Horses and Black Beauties: Animals, Women, a Passion written by Melissa Holbrook Pierson and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2001-10-17 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Thought-provoking.... A lovely testament to horses and women from all walks of life."—Karen Stone, Chicago Tribune In a phenomenon too prevalent to be mere chance, little girls all over the Western world wake one day to find themselves completely taken over by the love of all things equine. Melissa Holbrook Pierson was one of those horse-crazy girls who later returned to riding with a new appreciation for the nature of horses. Melding memoir, sociology, history, anecdote, and a bit of prose poetry, Dark Horses and Black Beauties delves beneath the shallow hypotheses explaining women's connection to horses to look at how this communication with another animal opens us up to a new apprehension of the larger "natural" world. "A fearless book: unflinching, honest, and kind."—Village Voice "The play of her mind...is subtle and quick; coltish, one wants to say, and one would be right."—The New York Times, Richard Bernstein "So beautifully written that it instantly captivates."—Newark Star-Ledger "She muses to deep and lyrical effect in her new collection of slender and delicate essays on horses and women."—Richard Bernstein, The New York Times "A meditation intended to dispel those tiresome Freudian theories aimed at the universal fascination women seem to have with horses."—The New York Times Book Review, Jillian Dunham "A fearless book: unflinching, earnest, and kind."—Village Voice, Emily Jenkins "This is a poignant, charming, and realistic book."—Maxine Kumin "Whoever likes animals will love this book, and better yet, whoever seeks to fathom the mysterious relationships between ourselves and other species will be transported."—Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of The Hidden Life of Dogs "As passionate as it is informative....Rich in history, romance, and charm, Pierson's devotion to horses is always engaging, and most of all, moving."—Brenda Peterson, co-editor of Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals "Pierson's...writing...is well suited to her subject, containing bits of breathless enthusiasm one moment and peaceful contemplation the next."—Publishers Weekly
Download or read book The Mythology of Horses written by Gerald Hausman and published by Crown. This book was released on 2012-09-05 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An extraordinary collection of myths and facts about horses, their honored place in human history, and the mystique that has surrounded them in cultures around the globe. Horses have always held a mystical sway over the human imagination; no other creature has inspired the same reverence or cross-cultural fascination. The Mythology of Horses offers a comprehensive look at horse breeds around the world, exploring their heritage, physical attributes, and place in human society, as well as the folklore, popular mythology, and true stories surrounding each breed. In this evocative, one-of-a-kind reference, folklorists Gerald and Loretta Hausman present stories from breeders, Olympic equestrians, and cowboys, along with tales about famous horse owners from Buffalo Bill to Roy Rogers, Genghis Khan to Napoleon. Vividly capturing the aura that has surrounded horses throughout time, this collection will fascinate horse lovers of all kinds.
Download or read book Bar Book: Poems and Otherwise written by Julie Sheehan and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2012-06-04 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Nearly knocked me off my metaphoric stool.”?—Diann Blakely, Antioch Review “When Julie Sheehan takes the lyric poem out for a few drinks, everyone winds up talking fast and loose. The lush, agreeably-out-of-style cocktails who take the stage in Bar Book . . . [pull] the reader through this artful, wry, and unlikely book’s tales of hearts on the rocks and hearts surviving.”—Mark Doty
Download or read book S.E. Hinton written by Dennis Abrams and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2009 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Describes the life, writing career, and accomplishments of the award-winning author of "The Outsiders," "That Was Then, This Is Now," and "Rumble Fish."
Download or read book Reading Comprehension, Grade 4 written by and published by Carson-Dellosa Publishing. This book was released on 2008-08-26 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Instill a love of literacy in and improve comprehension skills of students in grade 4 using Skill Builders: Reading Comprehension. The exercises in this 80-page book ensure that students master skills before progressing. Entertaining and interactive activities with eye-catching graphics make learning and reviewing fun and effective. The book is a great tool for keeping students current during the school year or preparing them during the summer for the grade ahead. The book supports NCTE standards and aligns with national standards.
Download or read book The Read-Aloud Handbook written by Jim Trelease and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2013-06-25 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A New York Times and million copy bestseller, the classic handbook on reading aloud to children—revised and updated Recommended by “Dear Abby”, The New York Times and The Washington Post, for three decades, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease's beloved classic to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. Now this new edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook imparts the benefits, rewards, and importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research, The Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies—and the reasoning behind them—for helping children discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers.
Download or read book Reading Success, Grade 4 written by and published by Rainbow Bridge Publishing. This book was released on 2008-08-26 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provide focused practice for fourth graders in areas such as comprehension, vocabulary, language, and reasoning. Grade-appropriate flash cards, completion chart, and skills matrix are also provided, and it meets NCTE standards.
Download or read book Chase's Calendar of Events 2023 written by Editors of Chase's and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-11-15 with total page 753 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since 1957, Chase's Calendar of Events lists everything worth knowing and celebrating for each day of the year: 12,500 holidays, national days, historical milestones, famous birthdays, festivals, sporting events and more. "One of the most impressive reference volumes in the world." -- Publishers Weekly
|Author||: Peter Hunt|
|Release Date||: 2004-08-02|
|Pages||: 1416 pages|
|Rating||: 4.1/5 (344 download)|
Download or read book International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature written by Peter Hunt and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-08-02 with total page 1416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Children's literature continues to be one of the most rapidly expanding and exciting of interdisciplinary academic studies, of interest to anyone concerned with literature, education, internationalism, childhood or culture in general. The second edition of Peter Hunt's bestselling International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature offers comprehensive coverage of the subject across the world, with substantial, accessible, articles by specialists and world-ranking experts. Almost everything is here, from advanced theory to the latest practice – from bibliographical research to working with books and children with special needs. This edition has been expanded and includes over fifty new articles. All of the other articles have been updated, substantially revised or rewritten, or have revised bibliographies. New topics include Postcolonialism, Comparative Studies, Ancient Texts, Contemporary Children's Rhymes and Folklore, Contemporary Comics, War, Horror, Series Fiction, Film, Creative Writing, and 'Crossover' literature. The international section has been expanded to reflect world events, and now includes separate articles on countries such as the Baltic states, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Iran, Korea, Mexico and Central America, Slovenia, and Taiwan.