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Author: Lois Lowry
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395870488
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Separated early in life from his mother and siblings, Keeper tells of his adventures with various human masters and his continual search for his little sister.

Great Books About Things Kids Love

Author: Kathleen Odean
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307485625
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BOOKS THAT TURN CHILDREN INTO LIFE-LONG READERS! Most children want to read a book because it's about something they love or are curious about--dinosaurs, magic tricks, ballerinas, sports, secret codes, and a host of other topics. Now with this unique book, Kathleen Odean, current chair of the Newberry Award committee and author of Great Books for Girls and Great Books for Boys, makes it easy for parents and teachers to satisfy a child's individual cravings for good reading on any subject. Inside you'll discover ¸ More than 750 books divided into 55 categories, from Airplanes to Zoos ¸ Professional appraisals that are balanced, intelligent, and fun to read ¸ Stimulating book-related activities and helpful tips for parents Whether the format is picture book, poetry, fiction, or nonfiction, here are wonderful selections like Why Does the Cat Do That? and Exploring the Titanic . . . tried and true characters, from the beloved aardvarks Arthur and D.W. to the hilarious Junie B. Jones and the courageous Harry Potter . . . new heroes and heroines to cheer for such as Katherine Paterson's Princess Miranda from The Wide-Awake Princess and the exciting Jack Black from Jack Black and the Ship of Thieves by Carol Hughes. Great Books About Things Kids Love creates a book-rich environment in which the habit of reading can take hold and flourish for a lifetime. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Anastasia Absolutely

Author: Lois Lowry
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547345550
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Irrepressible Anastasia is in junior high now and participating in the "Values" curriculum through which students learn to make moral decisions. Early one morning she hits the Cambridge streets with her pooper-scooper to walk her new dog. In her half-awake groggy state Anastasia mixes up the two plastic bags she's carrying: one containing letters to be deposited in the mailbox for her mother and the other with her responsible morning gatherings. She's too embarrassed to call the post office to confess and she begins to feel more and more guilty and scared as she notices some intense local police activity in the vicinity of the mailbox. What will Anastasia do?

Animals And The Human Imagination

Author: Aaron S. Gross
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231527764
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Human beings have long imagined their subjectivity, ethics, and ancestry with and through animals, yet not until the mid-twentieth century did contemporary thought reflect critically on animals' significance in human self-conception. Thinkers such as French philosopher Jacques Derrida, South African novelist J. M. Coetzee, and American theorist Donna Haraway have initiated rigorous inquiries into the question of the animal, now blossoming in a number of directions. It is no longer strange to say that if animals did not exist, we would have to invent them. This interdisciplinary and cross-cultural collection reflects the growth of animal studies as an independent field and the rise of "animality" as a critical lens through which to analyze society and culture, on a par with race and gender. Essays consider the role of animals in the human imagination and the imagination of the human; the worldviews of indigenous peoples; animal-human mythology in early modern China; and political uses of the animal in postcolonial India. They engage with the theoretical underpinnings of the animal protection movement, representations of animals in children's literature, depictions of animals in contemporary art, and the philosophical positioning of the animal from Aristotle to Derrida. The strength of this companion lies in its timeliness and contextual diversity, which makes it essential reading for students and researchers while further developing the parameters of the discipline.

Lois Lowry

Author: Deborah Grahame-Smith
Editor: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1627122761
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Lois Lowry is a celebrated children’s book author and winner of several prestigious awards including two Newbery Medals. For middle school readers, this illuminating and fascinating book offers information on Lowry’s life and career. It unveils her early influences, which includes the tragic inspiration for her first book, and why she enjoys being a writer. Motivate your readers with this thoughtful biography about an artist who used her work to get through a difficult situation.

Looking Back

Author: Lois Lowry
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547529368
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In this fascinating, moving autobiography, Lois Lowry explores her rich history through personal photographs, memories, and recollections of her childhood. Lowry’s writing often transports readers into other worlds. Now, we have the rare opportunity to travel into a real world that is her own—her life. This new edition features a refreshed design, an introduction by New York Times best-selling author Alice Hoffman, and original material from Lois as she shares memories from the past twenty years of her life, including the making of the film, The Giver. Readers will find inspiration and insight in this poignant trip through a legendary writer’s past.

Lois Lowry

Author: John Bankston
Editor: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438120389
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Lois Lowrys first book, "A Summer to Die," was published in 1977, when Lowry was a newly divorced, 40-year-old single mother. Lowry went on to publish works such as "Anastasia Krupnik" and "All About Sam." Her thought-provoking books "The Giver" and "Number the Stars" both won Newbery Medals. "Lois Lowry" tells the story of an author who endured hardship and even tragedy to become one of the best-loved authors for young people.

Keepers Of The Story

Author: Megan McKenna
Editor: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1596271485
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More wonderful tales and how to tell them from master storyteller Megan McKenna. A coyote, a woodcutter, a Buddist Zen master, a boy named Samuel, a Sufi mystic, two men walking to Emmaus all are central characters in stories told by Megan McKenna. As we listen to "Once upon a time," their lives become our lives. We learn from their mistakes and profit from their wisdom. Megan McKenna's stories are drawn from many religious traditions, Hebrew Scriptures, sufi mysticism, Native American traditions, Eastern religions, and the Christian Gospels. Keepers of the Story also offers readers fascinating and helpful information about storytelling itself. In the final chapter, McKenna explores how the storyteller becomes theologian, talking and teaching about God, the Keeper of the Story of us all.

Children S Books In Print 2007

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ISBN: 9780835248518
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The Story Keeper

Author: Lisa Wingate
Editor: Tyndale House
ISBN: 1496400410
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2015 Christy Award winner! 2015 Carol award winner! When successful New York editor Jen Gibbs discovers a decaying slush-pile manuscript on her desk, she has no idea that the story of Sarra, a young mixed-race woman trapped in Appalachia at the turn of the twentieth century, will both take her on a journey and change her forever. Happy with her life in the city, and at the top of her career with a new job at Vida House Publishing, Jen has left her Appalachian past and twisted family ties far behind. But the search for the rest of the manuscript, and Jen’s suspicions about the identity of its unnamed author, will draw her into a mystery that leads back to the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains . . . and quite possibly through the doors she thought she had closed forever.