Stig of the Dump


Author: Clive King
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141960604
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
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A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime. Puffin Modern Classics are relaunched under a new logo: A Puffin Book. There are 20 titles to collect in the series, listed below, all with exciting new covers and fun-filled endnotes. Clive King's Stig of the Dump is a much-loved modern classic. It is the story of Barney and his best friend, cave-man Stig. Barney is a solitary little boy, given to wandering off by himself. One day he is lying on the edge of a disused chalk-pit when it gives way and he lands in a sort of cave. Here he meets 'somebody with a lot of shaggy hair and two bright black eyes' wearing a rabbit skin and speaking in grunts. He names him Stig. Of course nobody believes Barney when he tells his family all about Stig, but for Barney cave-man Stig is totally real. They become great friends, learning each others ways and embarking on a series of unforgettable adventures. Clive King was born in Richmond, Surrey, in 1924. When he was young his family moved to a village called Ash, near Sevenoaks in Kent, which is the setting for Stig of the Dump. He went to Downing College, Cambridge, and the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He then served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. His service as a sailor and his work as a language teacher took him all over the world. Clive King lives with his family in Norfolk and is a full-time writer. Other titles by Clive King: Hamid of Aleppo; The Town that Went South; The 22 Letters; The Night the Water Came; Snakes and Snakes; Me and My Million; The Inner Ring series; The Devil's Cut; Ninny's Boat; The Sound of propellors; The Seashore People; A Touch of Class

The Making of Modern Children's Literature in Britain

Publishing and Criticism in the 1960s and 1970s
Author: Lucy Pearson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317024761
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 228
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Lucy Pearson’s lively and engaging book examines British children’s literature during the period widely regarded as a ’second golden age’. Drawing extensively on archival material, Pearson investigates the practical and ideological factors that shaped ideas of ’good’ children’s literature in Britain, with particular attention to children’s book publishing. Pearson begins with a critical overview of the discourse surrounding children’s literature during the 1960s and 1970s, summarizing the main critical debates in the context of the broader social conversation that took place around children and childhood. The contributions of publishing houses, large and small, to changing ideas about children’s literature become apparent as Pearson explores the careers of two enormously influential children’s editors: Kaye Webb of Puffin Books and Aidan Chambers of Topliner Macmillan. Brilliant as an innovator of highly successful marketing strategies, Webb played a key role in defining what were, in her words, ’the best in children’s books’, while Chambers’ work as an editor and critic illustrates the pioneering nature of children's publishing during this period. Pearson shows that social investment was a central factor in the formation of this golden age, and identifies its legacies in the modern publishing industry, both positive and negative.

Teaching Primary English Through Drama

A Practical and Creative Approach
Author: Suzi Clipson-Boyles
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136728783
Category: Education
Page: 168
View: 769

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Teaching Primary English through Drama builds on the success of the classic text Drama in Primary English, inspiring ideas and techniques for teaching English skills through the medium of drama.

Ballettschuhe


Author: Noel Streatfeild
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
ISBN: 3646920157
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 272
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Pauline will eine berühmte Schauspielerin werden, Petrova interessiert sich für Flugzeuge und schnelle Autos und die kleine Posy würde am liebsten Tag und Nacht tanzen. Die drei Fossil-Schwestern sind wirklich ganz schön verschieden. Deswegen geht es in Großonkel Matthews gemütlichem Haus auch oft sehr trubelig zu. Doch in einem sind sich die drei einig: Egal, was passiert - sie werden immer zusammenhalten. "Einer der ersten Romane von Mädchen, die ihr Leben unerschrocken und vergnügt selbst in die Hand nehmen. Ein reines Vergnügen, diesen Klassiker wieder zu lesen oder neu zu entdecken." (Sybil Gräfin Schönfeldt)

Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie
Author: Nelson Mandela
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104031541
Category: History
Page: 864
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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.

Models for Writing

5
Author: Chris Buckton,Anne Sanderson
Publisher: Ginn
ISBN: 9780602296889
Category: English language
Page: 96
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A new writing programme for 7 to 11 year olds. With a rich collection of fiction and non-fiction model texts, including children's own writing, the programme is based on the essential link between reading and writing. Moving from whole class teaching into differentiated group activities, it offers an approach to writing that really works in the classroom.

So Much To Tell


Author: Valerie Grove
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0670918857
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
View: 2537

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Kaye Webb, a journalist with no publishing experience, burst into the world of children's books in 1961 and changed the face of children's publishing forever. Her child-like enthusiasm and shrewd business mind led her to become Puffin's most successful editor and the genius behind the Puffin Club, which opened up the exciting world of authors and books to children across Britain. But whilst Kaye's professional life had worked out beautifully, her private life had been the reverse. Kaye had two husbands before her marriage to the artist Ronald Searle, and the torment of his sudden and shocking departure never left her. Yet to the outside world Kaye Webb remained passionate and unstoppable. This is the unknown story of the woman who brought the joy of books to children everywhere whilst battling the emotional pain that plagued her private life.

The Puffin Book of Twentieth-Century Children's Stories


Author: Judith Elkin
Publisher: Viking Books
ISBN: 9780670820566
Category: History
Page: 524
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Seventy-three extracts from books published between 1902 and 1989 for children ages eight to fourteen reflect the best writing from England, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Includes biographical notes on all the authors.

Die Borger in den Feldern


Author: Mary Norton
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 373360248X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
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Das zweite Abenteuer der kleinen Borger – Mit märchenhaft schönen Illustrationen von Emilia Dziubak Holterdipolter müssen die kleinen Borger Pod, Homily und ihre Tochter Arrietty ihr beschaulich eingerichtetes Zuhause unter den Dielen eines viktorianischen Landhauses verlassen. Der Kammerjäger ist hinter ihnen her! Während Arrietty das große Abenteuer genießt, suchen ihre Eltern fieberhaft nach einem neuen Zuhause. Auf ihrem gefahrvollen Weg zum Dachsbau in den Feldern, wo entfernte Verwandte von ihnen leben sollen, müssen die Borger sich nicht nur eine angriffslustigen Krähe stellen, sondern auch gefräßige Feldmäuse Ratte austricksen. Große Gefahren für kleine Borger! Ein Meisterwerk voller Poesie und Atmosphäre – ausgezeichnet mit dem Lewis Carroll Shelf-Award

Die Mächte des Lichts


Author: Susan Cooper
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783570303054
Category:
Page: 349
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Will und Bran reisen durch Raum und Zeit auf der Suche nach dem Kristallschwert des Lichts. Nur mit ihm, der mächtigsten Waffe der Guten, kann Bran das Erbe seines Vaters Artus antreten. Am Baum der Sommersonnenwende treffen alle Gefährten des Lichts zusammen, denn das Böse rüstet zur endgültigen Schlacht ...

Freund oder Feind


Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
ISBN: 3646923806
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 96
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England während des zweiten Weltkriegs. Für David und seinen Freund Tucky ist der Krieg in weite Ferne gerückt, seit sie aus London weggeschickt worden sind und auf dem Land bei Mr Reynolds leben. Auf langen Streifzügen erkunden sie die Umgebung. Eines Abends sehen sie einen Lichtblitz über dem Moor. Ein deutsches Kampfflugzeug stürzt ab. Und plötzlich scheint der Feind wieder ganz nah. Doch sind diese beiden Männer wirklich ihre Feinde? Oder sind es einfach zwei Menschen, die Hilfe brauchen? David und Tucky müssen eine schwierige Entscheidung treffen ...

Der Schwan mit der Trompete


Author: E.B. White
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257604505
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
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Der poetische Kinderbuchklassiker von E.B. White über den begnadet Jazztrompete spielenden Schwan Louis und seine ungewöhnliche Freundschaft zu Sam, dem kleinen Jungen, macht das Gesamtwerk von White bei Diogenes komplett.

Interpreting Rurality

Multidisciplinary Approaches
Author: Gary Bosworth,Peter Somerville
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113409051X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
View: 4677

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The British countryside is a national institution; most people aspire to live there, many people use it for leisure and recreation and we can all watch rural life played out on our television screen, read about it in novels or consume its imagery in art and cinematography. The aim of this book is to explore the way that these aspirations and perceptions influence the way that the term "rural" is interpreted across different academic disciplines. Definitions of rural are not exact, leaving room for these interpretations to have a significant impact on the meanings conveyed in different areas of research and across different economic, social and spatial contexts. In this book contributors present research across a range of subjects allowing critical reflections upon their personal and disciplinary interpretations of "rural". This resulting volume is a collection of diverse chapters that gives an emergent sense of how the notion of "rural" changes and blurs as the disciplinary lens is adjusted. In drawing together these strands, it becomes clear that human relations with rural space morph materiality into highly complex representations wherein both disadvantage and social exclusion persist within a rurality that is also commodified, consumed and cherished.

Beowulf der Drachentöter


Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783772511905
Category: Dragons
Page: 103
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Das altenglische Heldenlied erzählt, wie Beowulf aus Gautland am danischen Königshof das menschenfressende Ungetüm Grendel, die Meerhexe und den feuerspeienden Drachen besiegt.