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The Tale of Despereaux

By Kate DiCamillo
  • ISBN Code: : 0763649430
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 844
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : the-tale-of-despereaux.pdf

Book Excerpt :

A brave mouse, a covetous rat, a wishful serving girl, and a princess named Pea come together in Kate DiCamillo's Newbery Medal–winning tale. Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl who harbors a simple, impossible wish. These three characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon, up into a glittering castle, and, ultimately, into each other's lives. What happens then? As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out. With black-and-white illustrations and a refreshed cover by Timothy Basil Ering.

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Book Short Summary:

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  • Total of Pages : 96
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Book Short Summary:

Metaphor alert! An ode to a certain pig kicks off one wild school day in Kate DiCamillo’s latest stop on Deckawoo Drive. Stella Endicott loves her teacher, Miss Liliana, and she is thrilled when the class is assigned to write a poem. Stella crafts a beautiful poem about Mercy Watson, the pig who lives next door — a poem complete with a metaphor and full of curiosity and courage. But Horace Broom, Stella's irritating classmate, insists that Stella’s poem is full of lies and that pigs do not live in houses. And when Stella and Horace get into a shouting match in the classroom, Miss Liliana banishes them to the principal’s office. Will the two of them find a way to turn this opposite-of-a-poem day around? In the newest spirited outing in the Deckawoo Drive series by Kate DiCamillo, anything is possible — even a friendship with a boy deemed to be (metaphorically speaking) an overblown balloon.

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Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Book Code : 1626741565
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  • Pdf File: little-red-readings.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A significant body of scholarship examines the production of children’s literature by women and minorities, as well as the representation of gender, race, and sexuality. But few scholars have previously analyzed class in children’s literature. This definitive collection remedies that by defining and exemplifying historical materialist approaches to children’s literature. The introduction of Little Red Readings lucidly discusses characteristics of historical materialism, the methodological approach to the study of literature and culture first outlined by Karl Marx, defining key concepts and analyzing factors that have marginalized this tradition, particularly in the United States. The thirteen essays here analyze a wide range of texts—from children’s bibles to Mary Poppins to The Hunger Games—using concepts in historical materialism from class struggle to the commodity. Essayists apply the work of Marxist theorists such as Ernst Bloch and Fredric Jameson to children’s literature and film. Others examine the work of leftist writers in India, Germany, England, and the United States. The authors argue that historical materialist methodology is critical to the study of children’s literature, as children often suffer most from inequality. Some of the critics in this collection reveal the ways that literature for children often functions to naturalize capitalist economic and social relations. Other critics champion literature that reveals to readers the construction of social reality and point to texts that enable an understanding of the role ordinary people might play in creating a more just future. The collection adds substantially to our understanding of the political and class character of children’s literature worldwide, and contributes to the development of a radical history of children’s literature.

A Piglet Named Mercy

By Kate DiCamillo
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  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Book Code : 1536210455
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 114
  • Pdf File: a-piglet-named-mercy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Every porcine wonder was once a piglet! Celebrate the joy of a new arrival with this endearing picture-book prequel to the New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson series. Mr. Watson and Mrs. Watson live ordinary lives. Sometimes their lives feel a bit too ordinary. Sometimes they wish something different would happen. And one day it does, when someone unpredictable finds her way to their front door. In a delightful origin story for the star of the Mercy Watson series, a tiny piglet brings love (and chaos) to Deckawoo Drive — and the Watsons’ lives will never be the same.

Guys Read: Your Question for Author Here

By Kate DiCamillo,Jon Scieszka
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062111523
  • Total of Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 885
  • Pdf File: guys-read.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Joe’s got a problem. He has to write to an author for a school assignment and get her to answer a bunch of questions. But the author he’s chosen, Maureen O’Toople, just doesn’t want to play along. Jon Scieszka and Kate DiCamillo collaborate on a hilarious and heartfelt short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.

Children's Books on the Big Screen

By Meghann Meeusen
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  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Book Code : 1496828666
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 777
  • Pdf File: children-s-books-on-the-big-screen.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In Children’s Books on the Big Screen, Meghann Meeusen goes beyond the traditional adaptation approach of comparing and contrasting the similarities of film and book versions of a text. By tracing a pattern across films for young viewers, Meeusen proposes that a consistent trend can be found in movies adapted from children’s and young adult books: that representations of binaries such as male/female, self/other, and adult/child become more strongly contrasted and more diametrically opposed in the film versions. The book describes this as binary polarization, suggesting that starker opposition between concepts leads to shifts in the messages that texts send, particularly when it comes to representations of gender, race, and childhood. After introducing why critics need a new way of thinking about children’s adapted texts, Children’s Books on the Big Screen uses middle-grade fantasy adaptations to explore the reason for binary polarization and looks at the results of polarized binaries in adolescent films and movies adapted from picture books. Meeusen also digs into instances when multiple films are adapted from a single source such as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and ends with pragmatic classroom application, suggesting teachers might utilize this theory to help students think critically about movies created by the Walt Disney corporation. Drawing from numerous popular contemporary examples, Children’s Books on the Big Screen posits a theory that can begin to explain what happens—and what is at stake—when children’s and young adult books are made into movies.

In the Words of the Winners

By Association for Library Service to Children,The Horn Book
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  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Book Code : 0838991955
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 503
  • Pdf File: in-the-words-of-the-winners.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Winners of the most respected prizes in children’s literature speak out in an exclusive collection of acceptance speeches.

Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise

By Kate DiCamillo
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  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Book Code : 0763671436
  • Total of Pages : 80
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 155
  • Pdf File: mercy-watson.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Halloween was made for carefree Mercy Watson." – School Library Journal Features an audio read-along! When the Watsons decide to zip their porcine wonder into a formfitting princess dress for Halloween – complete with tiara – they are certain that Mercy will be beautiful beyond compare. Mercy is equally certain she likes the sound of trick-or-treating and can picture piles of buttered toast already. As for the Lincoln Sisters next door, how could they know that their cat would lead them all on a Halloween "parade" of hysterical proportions? Kate DiCamillo’s beguiling pig is back in a tale full of treats, tricky turns, hijinks, and high humor.

Personas of a Project II

By J. Wiggins AKA Official
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  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Book Code : 1645302083
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 636
  • Pdf File: personas-of-a-project-ii.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Personas of a Project II By: J. Wiggins aka Official Personas of a Project II is a book of poems, quotes to live by, AOLs (Analogies of Life), and illustrations that encompasses Official’s life and imagination in an artistically and purposely designed manner, or as he puts it in one of the enclosed pieces, “It’s like an intricate exhibit astronomically presented in a manner exquisite by my nature as intended.” The subtitle of this book, “Ennoblement of the Diary,” symbolizes a rise to noble rank, an upgrade, so to speak. This book is a testament to that statement as far as his writing and understanding of life.