Summary Book Review The Bromeliad Trilogy by Terry Pratchett:
Download or read book The Bromeliad Trilogy written by Terry Pratchett and published by Random House. This book was released on 2022-04-14 with total page 427 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: All three instalments of the amazing Bromeliad trilogy available again in one very special edition. To the thousands of tiny nomes living under the floorboards of a large department Store, there is no Outside. No Day or Night, no Sun or Rain. They're just daft old legends. Until they hear the devastating news that the Store is to be demolished... And so, their journey begins. From the store to an abandoned quarry - where they find the monster Jekub - and on to a place where they must steal one of those space shuttle things, all the nomes want is to get home again. They don't mean to cause any trouble... A magnificent trilogy of tales about a race of little people struggling to survive in a world full of humans. 'Pratchett gives his cast plenty of personality and fuels the plot with nonstop comedy.' Kirkus Reviews 'Witty, funny, wise and altogether delightful.' Locus From the world's number one fantasy writer, Terry Pratchett.
Summary Book Review Terry Pratchett's Narrative Worlds by Marion Rana:
Download or read book Terry Pratchett's Narrative Worlds written by Marion Rana and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-02-12 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book highlights the multi-dimensionality of the work of British fantasy writer and Discworld creator Terry Pratchett. Taking into account content, political commentary, and literary technique, it explores the impact of Pratchett's work on fantasy writing and genre conventions.With chapters on gender, multiculturalism, secularism, education, and relativism, Section One focuses on different characters’ situatedness within Pratchett’s novels and what this may tell us about the direction of his social, religious and political criticism. Section Two discusses the aesthetic form that this criticism takes, and analyses the post- and meta-modern aspects of Pratchett’s writing, his use of humour, and genre adaptations and deconstructions. This is the ideal collection for any literary and cultural studies scholar, researcher or student interested in fantasy and popular culture in general, and in Terry Pratchett in particular.
Summary Book Review More Giants of the Genre by Michael McCarty:
Download or read book More Giants of the Genre written by Michael McCarty and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2004-04 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In GIANTS OF THE GENRE, Michael McCarty talked with some of the biggest names in horror, science-fiction and fantasy, including Dean Koontz, Peter Straub and Neil Gaiman. He continues his interview odyssey with MORE GIANTS OF THE GENRE, which features twenty-five new interviews with even more legendary literary talents.
Summary Book Review The Bromeliad Trilogy by Terry Pratchett:
Download or read book The Bromeliad Trilogy written by Terry Pratchett and published by Harpercollins. This book was released on 2003 with total page 502 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After generations of existing in the human-sized world, a group of four-inch-high nomes discover their true nature and origin, with the help of a black square called the Thing.
Summary Book Review The Common Core Approach to Building Literacy in Boys by Liz Knowles:
Download or read book The Common Core Approach to Building Literacy in Boys written by Liz Knowles and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2014-05-27 with total page 285 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written with a focus on the English Language Arts Common Core Standards, this book provides a complete plan for developing a literacy program that focuses on boys pre-K through grade 12. • Examines and evaluates the most recent research about boys and nonfiction reading • Addresses the intersections of Common Core Standards and literacy for boys • Provides annotated bibliographies of recommended books as well as lists of apps and other software for boys • Offers educators effective strategies to promote reading with boys and advice for parents in developing a home reading plan for their sons
Summary Book Review Choosing and Using Fiction and Non-Fiction 3-11 by Margaret Mallett:
Download or read book Choosing and Using Fiction and Non-Fiction 3-11 written by Margaret Mallett and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2010-07-02 with total page 791 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the United Kingdom Literacy Association's Author Award 2011 for its contribution to extending children's literacy. Praise for the book: 'This book is about making readers. A compact summary of its contents would not do it justice. It is the accountof a life's work and it deserves thanks and readers. *****'. - Margaret Meek, Books for Keeps on-line, Number 185, November 2010. 'This book is a cornucopia of varied pleasures, offering something for all tastes, presented with an awareness of the complexities of the field and communicated with commitment, enthusiasm and deep knowledge'. - Eve Bearne, English 4-11, the primary school journal of The English Association, Number 42, Summer 2011. Choosing and Using Fiction and Non-Fiction 3-11 is a guide to the many kinds of text we want children to encounter, use and enjoy during their nursery and primary school years. So children’s non-fiction literature – including autobiography, biography, information and reference texts – is given equal status with fiction – nursery rhymes, picturebooks, novels, traditional tales, playscripts and poetry. The author addresses important issues and allows the voices of teachers, reviewers and children to be heard. The book supports teachers as they help children on their journey to becoming insightful and critical readers of non-fiction and sensitive and reflective readers of fiction. It also contains suggestions for practice which are in the spirit of the more flexible and creative approach to learning towards which primary schools are moving. It includes: help on using criteria to select quality texts of all kinds; annotated booklists for each kind of text for different age groups; suggestions for keeping a balance between print and screen-based texts; case studies showing teachers and children using texts in interesting and imaginative ways to support learning in English lessons and across the curriculum; advice on developing children’s visual and multimodal literacy; guidance on using the school library and embedding study skills in children’s wider purposes and learning; critiques of key theoretical perspectives and research projects. Although the main readership will be primary and student teachers, it is hoped that the book will be of interest and use to anyone concerned with the role of texts in children’s learning.
Summary Book Review Boys and Literacy by Elizabeth Knowles:
Download or read book Boys and Literacy written by Elizabeth Knowles and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 2005 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Addressing the hot issue of literacy and boys, this new book explores the facts and research related to the topic. Furnishing annotations of current, relevant journal and magazine articles, it provides strategies for making changes in the classroom and home that will help improve the literacy of boys.
Summary Book Review The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett:
Download or read book The Light Fantastic written by Terry Pratchett and published by Random House. This book was released on 2009-11-24 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Darkness isn't the opposite of light, it is simply its absence . . . what was radiating from the book was the light that lies on the far side of darkness, the light fantastic.' The Discworld is in danger, heading towards a seemingly inevitable collision with a malevolent red star, its magic fading. It needs a hero, and fast. What it doesn't need is Rincewind, an inept and cowardly wizard who is still recovering from the trauma of falling off the edge of the world. Or Twoflower, the well-meaning tourist whose luggage has a mind (and legs) of its own. Which is a shame, because that's all there is . . . 'His spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction' Mail on Sunday 'Incredibly funny, compulsively readable' The Times The Light Fantastic is the second book in the Wizards series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.
Summary Book Review For Younger Readers; Braille and Talking Books by :
Download or read book For Younger Readers; Braille and Talking Books written by and published by . This book was released on 2004 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Horn Book Guide to Children's and Young Adult Books by :
Download or read book The Horn Book Guide to Children's and Young Adult Books written by and published by . This book was released on 2004 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Runemarks written by Joanne Harris and published by Random House. This book was released on 2008-09-04 with total page 530 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seven o'clock, on a Monday morning, five hundred years after the end of the world, and goblins had been at the cellar again... Maddy Smith was born with a rusty-coloured runemark on her hand - a symbol of the old gods and definitely cause for suspicion. For magic is dangerous. Or so everyone thinks. But Maddy enjoys working magic. Even if it is just to control some pesky goblins. And every time her friend, One-Eye - a good-for-nowt Outlander - comes by, he teaches her more and more about the gods and the runes. Now he wants Maddy to open Red Horse Hill and descend into World Below to retrieve a relic of the old gods. Otherwise it is likely to be the End of Everything. Again . . . An epic romp into the heart of the old Norse tales: wild, dangerous, richly inventive and superbly imaginative.