Summary Book Review The Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis:
Download or read book The Bog Baby written by Jeanne Willis and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2008 with total page 38 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When two sisters go fishing in a magic pond, they find a winged blue bog baby and take it home with them.
Summary Book Review The Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis:
Download or read book The Bog Baby written by Jeanne Willis and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2012-05-28 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When two small sisters go fishing to the magic pond, they find something much better than a frog or a newt. They find a bog baby. Small and blue with wings like a dragon, the girls decide to make him their secret. I won't tell if you won't. But the bog baby is a wild thing, and when he becomes poorly, the girls decide they must tell their mum. And she tells them the greatest lesson, if you really love something, you have to let it go.
Download or read book Bog Child written by Siobhan Dowd and published by Random House. This book was released on 2015-07-30 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Digging for peat in the mountain with his Uncle Tally, Fergus finds the body of a child, and it looks like she's been murdered. As Fergus tries to make sense of the mad world around him - his brother on hunger-strike in prison, his growing feelings for Cora, his parents arguing over the Troubles, and him in it up to the neck, blackmailed into acting as courier to God knows what, a little voice comes to him in his dreams, and the mystery of the bog child unfurls. Bog Child is an astonishing novel exploring the sacrifices made in the name of peace, and the unflinching strength of the human spirit.
Summary Book Review Child Labor by Hugh D Hindman:
Download or read book Child Labor written by Hugh D Hindman and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-09-16 with total page 446 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Despite its decline throughout the advanced industrial nations, child labor remains one of the major social, political, and economic concerns of modern history, as witnessed by the many high-profile stories on child labor and sweatshops in the media today. This work considers the issue in three parts. The first section discusses child labor as a social and economic problem in America from an historical and theoretical perspective. The second part presents child labor as National Child Labor Committee investigators found it in major American industries and occupations, including coal mines, cotton textile mills, and sweatshops in the early 1900s. Finally, the concluding section integrates these findings and attempts to apply them to child labor problems in America and the rest of the world today.
Summary Book Review The Ghost Orchid by Carol Goodman:
Download or read book The Ghost Orchid written by Carol Goodman and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2006-01-31 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In her enthralling novels of literary suspense, Carol Goodman writes stories that resonate with emotion set in lush landscapes that entice the senses. Now, with The Ghost Orchid, a narrative that seamlessly weaves together the past and the present, Goodman creates her most lyrical and haunting work to date. For more than one hundred years, creative souls have traveled to Upstate New York to work under the captivating spell of the Bosco estate. Cradled in silence, inspired by the rough beauty of overgrown gardens and crumbling statuary, these chosen few fashion masterworks–and have cemented Bosco’s reputation as a premier artists’ colony. This season, five talented artists-in-residence find themselves drawn to the history of Bosco, from the extensive network of fountains that were once its centerpiece but have long since run dry to the story of its enigmatic founder, Aurora Latham, and the series of tragic events that occurred more than a century ago. Ellis Brooks, a first-time novelist, has come to Bosco to write a book based on Aurora and the infamous summer of 1893, when wealthy, powerful Milo Latham brought the notorious medium Corinth Blackwell to the estate to help his wife contact three of the couple’s children, lost the winter before in a diphtheria epidemic. But when a séance turned deadly, Corinth and her alleged accomplice, Tom Quinn, disappeared, taking with them the Lathams’ only surviving child. The more time she spends at Bosco, the more Ellis becomes convinced that there is an even darker, more sinister end to the story. And she’s not alone: biographer Bethesda Graham uncovers stunning revelations about Milo and Corinth; landscape architect David Fox discovers a series of hidden tunnels underneath the gardens; poet Zalman Bronsky hears the long-dry fountain’s waters beckoning him; and novelist Nat Loomis feels something lingering just out of reach. After a bizarre series of accidents befalls them, the group cannot deny the connections between the long ago and now, the living and the dead . . . as Ellis realizes that the tangled truth may ensnare them all in its cool embrace.
Summary Book Review Battle Blast by Hatch Brandons:
Download or read book Battle Blast written by Hatch Brandons and published by Keith Burgun. This book was released on 2014-10-23 with total page 75 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Battle Blast: The Story is the first part in the BATTLE BLAST series of fantasy novels. Enter the Arena with over 24 Blast-Powered characters to meet, learn, and love. This is a story about battle, conquest, uppercuts, and one more thing: punching. Experience the revelry as NORIKA JIMS deals a killer final blow to the Alien Vampire Cannon, Rothazar himself. Imagine the sweet Rock & Roll tunes from Dyce Brenners (he's the best character) and hear about how even the President of the U.S.A. gets involved! There's also a character who is an ice skeleton (GASS LOGONS) and a Chocolate Rooster named Chocadilly Doo (that part's for the kids mostly). Anyway, the book will make you cry, shudder in fear, and possibly puke from amazement at how incredible it all is. It's hard to believe that all of this happened, even in a story about it. Great stuff.
Summary Book Review The Story Cure by Susan Elderkin:
Download or read book The Story Cure written by Susan Elderkin and published by Canongate Books. This book was released on 2016-10-27 with total page 476 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The stories that shape our children's lives are too important to be left to chance. With The Story Cure, bibliotherapists Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin have put together the perfect manual for grown-ups who want to initiate young readers into one of life's greatest pleasures. There's a remedy for every hiccup and heartache, whether it's between the covers of a picture book, a pop-up book, or a YA novel. You'll find old favourites like The Borrowers and The Secret Garden alongside modern soon-to-be classics by Michael Morpurgo, Malorie Blackman and Frank Cottrell-Boyce, as well as helpful lists of the right reads to fuel any obsession - from dogs or dinosaurs, space or spies. Wise and witty, The Story Cure will help any small person you know through the trials and tribulations of growing up, and help you fill their bookshelves with adventure, insight and a lifetime of fun.
Summary Book Review Silly Cecil and Clever Cubs (Pocket Money Puffin) by Jeanne Willis:
Download or read book Silly Cecil and Clever Cubs (Pocket Money Puffin) written by Jeanne Willis and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2010-05-06 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sir Cecil is a pompous pedigree cat who can't believe it when scruffy Mr Cubs turns up uninvited at Futtock Mansion and refuses to leave. But then Mr Cubs agrees to help Sir Cecil fulfil a lifelong dream - with hilariously disastrous results . . .
Summary Book Review Bodies in the Bog and the Archaeological Imagination by Karin Sanders:
Download or read book Bodies in the Bog and the Archaeological Imagination written by Karin Sanders and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2009-12 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over the past few centuries, northern Europe’s bogs have yielded mummified men, women, and children who were deposited there as sacrifices in the early Iron Age and kept startlingly intact by the chemical properties of peat. In this remarkable account of their modern afterlives, Karin Sanders argues that the discovery of bog bodies began an extraordinary—and ongoing—cultural journey. Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Sanders shows, these eerily preserved remains came alive in art and science as material metaphors for such concepts as trauma, nostalgia, and identity. Sigmund Freud, Joseph Beuys, Seamus Heaney, and other major figures have used them to reconsider fundamental philosophical, literary, aesthetic, and scientific concerns. Exploring this intellectual spectrum, Sanders contends that the power of bog bodies to provoke such a wide range of responses is rooted in their unique status as both archeological artifacts and human beings. They emerge as corporeal time capsules that transcend archaeology to challenge our assumptions about what we can know about the past. By restoring them to the roster of cultural phenomena that force us to confront our ethical and aesthetic boundaries, Bodies in the Bog excavates anew the question of what it means to be human.
Summary Book Review Physical Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage by Angela D Nurse:
Download or read book Physical Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage written by Angela D Nurse and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-02-25 with total page 147 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage series will assist practitioners in the smooth and successful implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Each book gives clear and detailed explanations of each aspect of Learning and Development and encourages readers to consider each area within its broadest context to expand and develop their own knowledge and good practice. Practical ideas and activities for all age groups are offered along with a wealth of expertise of how elements from the practice guidance can be implemented within all early years settings. The books include suggestions for the innovative use of everyday ressources, popular books and stories. This book will both raise the awareness of readers to how physical development impacts on all areas of learning and general development. The author encourages practitioners to think about what physical activity actually means for children and the importance of balancing risk and challenge, providing opportunities for children to be active and interactive and to use their senses to learn about the world around them.
Summary Book Review Playing and Learning Outdoors by Jan White:
Download or read book Playing and Learning Outdoors written by Jan White and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-09-06 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fully updated to reflect the current status and understandings regarding outdoor provision within early childhood education frameworks across the UK, this new edition shows early years practitioners how to get the very best from outdoor play and learning for the enjoyment, health and education of young children up to age seven. This invaluable resource gives sound practical guidance for providing: play with water, sand and other natural materials; experiences with plants, growing and living things; movement and physical play; construction, imaginative and creative play; and explorations into the locality and community just beyond your garden. This full-colour third edition has been further developed to act as a comprehensive source book of relevant materials, books and resources supporting the core ingredients of high-quality outdoor provision, while each chapter also includes extensive collections of children’s picture books relating to the themes within each chapter. Playing and Learning Outdoors has become the essential practical guide to excellence in outdoor provision and pedagogy for all early years services. This lively, inspiring and accessible book will help every educator to develop truly successful and satisfying approach to learning through play outdoors for every child.
Summary Book Review The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature by Daniel Hahn:
Download or read book The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature written by Daniel Hahn and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2015-03-26 with total page 704 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The last thirty years have witnessed one of the most fertile periods in the history of children's books: the flowering of imaginative illustration and writing, the Harry Potter phenomenon, the rise of young adult and crossover fiction, and books that tackle extraordinarily difficult subjects. The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature provides an indispensable and fascinating reference guide to the world of children's literature. Its 3,500 entries cover every genre from fairy tales to chapbooks; school stories to science fiction; comics to children's hymns. Originally published in 1983, the Companion has been comprehensively revised and updated by Daniel Hahn. Over 900 new entries bring the book right up to date. A whole generation of new authors and illustrators are showcased, with books like Dogger, The Hunger Games, and Twilight making their first appearance. There are articles on developments such as manga, fan fiction, and non-print publishing, and there is additional information on prizes and prizewinners. This accessible A to Z is the first place to look for information about the authors, illustrators, printers, publishers, educationalists, and others who have influenced the development of children's literature, as well as the stories and characters at their centre. Written both to entertain and to instruct, the highly acclaimed Oxford Companion to Children's Literature is a reference work that no one interested in the world of children's books should be without.
Summary Book Review Mastering Writing at Greater Depth by Adam Bushnell:
Download or read book Mastering Writing at Greater Depth written by Adam Bushnell and published by SAGE. This book was released on 2020-01-27 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How do teachers identify the potential for greater depth writing and encourage children to meet their full potential? This book was created by people who are not only passionate about primary education, but who are also leading experts in their own particular areas. They have made use of their wide experience to offer practical guidance on greater depth writing, while underpinning this with theoretical understanding. We hope that reading this book helps you to reflect on what greater depth writing looks like and how you can encourage children to write at greater depth. You will find many suggestions for teaching lessons that encourage children to write at greater depth underpinned by theory.
Summary Book Review The Little Book of Stories from Around the World by Marianne Sargent:
Download or read book The Little Book of Stories from Around the World written by Marianne Sargent and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2015-06-04 with total page 72 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The stories featured in this book come from all over the world. The Practice Guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage sets out the requirement that children be provided with 'positive images that challenge children's thinking and help them embrace differences in gender, ethnicity, language, religion, culture...' Stories are powerful medium that engage and envelop young children, helping them to enter unfamiliar worlds and begin to empathise with characters from different backgrounds. This book provides a range of stories through which young children can explore and learn about other cultures. Each activity page will include: * The story * Adult-led and independent activity ideas to follow up the story * Related songs, poems and rhymes * A list of additional stories, information books and websites * Relevant links with the EYFS Areas of Learning and Development
Summary Book Review Contemporary Irish Poetry and the Climate Crisis by Andrew J. Auge:
Download or read book Contemporary Irish Poetry and the Climate Crisis written by Andrew J. Auge and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-11-30 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contemporary Irish Poetry and the Climate Crisis addresses what is arguably the most crucial issue of human history through the lens of late-twentieth and early twenty-first-century Irish poetry. The poets that it surveys range from familiar presences in the contemporary Irish literary canon – Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Paula Meehan, Moya Cannon – to lesser-known figures, such as the experimental poet Maurice Scully, contemporary poets Stephen Sexton and Sean Hewitt, and the Irish-language poets Simon Ó Faoláin, Bríd Ní Mhóráin, and Máire Dinny Wren. Adopting a variety of ecotheoretical approaches, the essays gathered here address several interrelated themes crucial to the climate crisis: the way in which the scalar scope of climate change interweaves local and global, distant past and imminent future, nature and culture; the critical importance of acknowledging the complex kinship of the human and nonhuman; and the necessity of warning against the devastating environmental losses to come while mourning those that already occurred. Ultimately, by envisioning new ways of existing on an earth that humans no longer dominate, this book engages in what the philosopher Jonathan Lear refers to as a process of ‘radical anticipation’.
Summary Book Review BABY’S MAGICAL NIGHT by Nicole Jalonen:
Download or read book BABY’S MAGICAL NIGHT written by Nicole Jalonen and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2011-04-07 with total page 24 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On a cold Christmas Eve night a dark evil ghost visits a young family’s home with the plan to capture their innocent baby boy Ivan Alexander. That plan catches the attention of another invisible force however. This force gives the baby magic powers and brings four of his favorite toys to life the question now that faces the teddy bear , police car, fire truck and blanket that are acting as detectives now. Is can they save the baby boy from the unseen evil? And why were they all given these magical powers and why are these good and evil forces after this innocent baby?
Author :S. M. Hall Publisher :Frances Lincoln Children's Books Release Date :2012-02-07 ISBN 10 :9781781010730 Pages :352 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.1/5 (73 users download)
Summary Book Review Breaking the Circle by S. M. Hall:
Download or read book Breaking the Circle written by S. M. Hall and published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books. This book was released on 2012-02-07 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Maya Brown is very excited to be back in London after her adventures following her mother's kidnap last summer. But her return to the city is quickly marred by her discovery of the plight of an illegal immigrant - Kay - and that many of her friends are becoming involved with drugs. But what is the connection between the two? And is Maya over-reacting or is there something she can do to save Kay and make her friends realise the danger they are in? As Maya becomes immersed in the dark side of London life she finds herself making important discoveries about her own past too. This exciting follow-up to Circle of Fire takes readers on another thrilling adventure with the headstrong heroine, Maya.