Pigeon Post

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448161452

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 544

View: 8042

‘Barbecued billygoats!’ Can you imagine finding gold? That’s just what the Swallows and Amazons and Dick and Dorothea decide to hunt for in the hills high above the lake. But it’s a hot and dry summer and water is in scarce supply. Worse still for the troubled campers, they have competition: Squashy Hat. Anybody can see he is a prospector. And talk about squashy hats! The children have never seen squashier. Just who is he and what sort of traps is he laying? Using pigeons to carry messages, braving dangerous mines and fires, the Swallows, Amazons and D’s Mining Company must stake their claim before their dreaded rival... Includes exclusive material: In ‘The Backstory’ you can test your knowledge of the book and learn all about homing pigeons! Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Opening Doors to Famous Poetry and Prose

Ideas and resources for accessing literary heritage works

Author: Bob Cox

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1845909208

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 6758

Opening Doors provides 20 units of work which includes poetry and prose from our literary heritage. Each unit of work has exciting stimulus material with creative suggestions for ways in which the material can be used for outstanding learning possibilities. Visuals and innovative ideas to help pupils' access the meaning and wonder of the text which will add to the appeal. Pupils are encouraged, throughout the units of work, to engage with language, invent questions and write with flair and accuracy, bringing literature from the past alive for them and opening doors to further reading and exploration. Also included is an introduction to the concepts used in the book and suggestions about a range of methods and pathways which can lead to language development and literary appreciation. Although the units are all different and have a range of poetry and prose for teachers to use, each unit will have some common sections to give a coherent and ambitious approach. Opening Doors both informs and excites, it gives fresh resources and suggests new ways of going on the journey to outstanding literacy achievement. For 7-11 year olds.
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The Picts and the Martyrs

or Not Welcome At All

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448191041

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 496

View: 2119

The Ds can't wait to go and stay with Nancy and Peggy in the Lake District during the summer holidays. But when the Amazons’ dreadful Great Aunt invites herself to stay too, the summer is threatened with dullness. Staying indoors and reading poetry is not what anyone had in mind. To save the Ds from total boredom, the Amazons arrange for their friends to stay in a tumble-down hut in the woods. And as long as no one discovers they're there they can sail all summer long... In the Backstory you can learn how to make a campfire! Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Big Six

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448191025

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 544

View: 9783

‘Why shouldn’t we be detectives too?’ When Dick and Dorothea arrive in the Norfolk Broads all set for a blissful summer on the river, they find their friends the Death and Glories in a very bad situation. Accused of setting boats adrift, sabotage and theft, the boys are under suspicion by everyone on the river. And in the meantime, the real culprits are still at large. There’s no choice but to form a crime-busting team: The Big Six. As the evidence stacks against them, can they solve the mystery and trap the real criminals? Includes exclusive material: In ‘The Backstory’ find out about birds, boats and fish and put your own detective skills to the test! Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Coot Club

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448161444

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 528

View: 3763

‘Let fly jib sheet! Slack away main! Fenders out!’ Dick and Dorothea – also known as The Ds – arrive in Norfolk all ready to learn how to sail. They couldn’t hope for a better teacher than Tom Dudgeon. But Tom is in a spot of trouble. After seeing the beastly Margoletta moored clean across the nests of his beloved coots, Tom set the motorcruiser adrift. Now the enemy have offered a bounty on his head. Can they save the birds’ nest from almost certain destruction? Will they avoid being caught by the awful Hullabaloos? Only some brave friends and quick thinking stands between them and disaster... Includes exclusive material: In ‘The Backstory’ you can test your knowledge of the book, learn about the adventurous author and get some handy facts about birds and boats. Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448191068

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 512

View: 1996

'Like to spend a night in the Goblin?’ The Swallows are staying on the Suffolk coast while they wait for their father to return home from China. But although the harbour is bursting with bobbing yachts, barges and steamers, this year there's no chance of any sailing for the landlocked Swallows. That is until they rescue young Jim Brading and his boat the Goblin from a sticky situation and to their delight are recruited as crew members. Mother agrees they can go, on one condition – they absolutely must not sail out past Beach End Buoy and into the open sea... Includes exclusive content: In the 'Backstory' you can test your knowledge of the book, and learn all about the art of sailing! Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from Peter Pan and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Class, Leisure and National Identity in British Children's Literature, 1918-1950

Author: Hazel Sheeky Bird

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137407433

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 5332

This book places children's literature at the forefront of early twentieth-century debates about national identity and class relations that were expressed through the pursuit of leisure. Focusing on stories about hiking, camping and sailing, this book offers a fresh insight into a popular period of modern British cultural and political history.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Secret Water

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448191033

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 544

View: 6838

'You’ll start with a blank map, that doesn’t do more than show roughly what’s water and what isn’t’ When the Walker family’s holiday plans are ruined by Daddy having to work, the whole summer seems lost at sea. But a dull holiday for the children is too miserable to bear so their parents hatch a plan. The Swallows are to be marooned on an island with only a blank map and a little sailing dinghy. Their task? To explore and chart the area, avoid the endless mud and survive. And what do they discover? Well, they might not be as alone as they first thought... Includes exclusive content: In the 'Backstory' you can find out about some real life explorers! Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from Peter Pan and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Missee Lee

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448191076

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 512

View: 2338

‘So long,’ called the harbourmaster. ‘Don’t run into Missee Lee!’ The Swallows, Amazons and Captain Flint don’t pay much heed to the harbourmaster’s friendly warning as they set off for China. They are on a round-the-world voyage aboard the Wild Cat and it’s been plain sailing for a hundred ports. But when Gibber, the ship’s monkey, accidentally sinks their faithful boat things take a serious turn for the worse. Separated, captured, miles from home, the Swallows and Amazons are about to meet their fate and the pirate who holds it: the legendary Missee Lee... In the 'Backstory' you can learn to decipher Nancy's Morse code and find out about the real life inspirations for Missee Lee Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Promise of Happiness

Value and Meaning in Children's Fiction

Author: Fred Inglis

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521270700

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 348

View: 6627

Originally published in paperback in 1982, this is a study of the best children's fiction of the previous hundred years.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Feast or Famine? Food and Children’s Literature

Author: Bridget Carrington,Jennifer Harding

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443863548

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

View: 4845

In November 2013, the joint annual conference of the British branch of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY UK) and the MA course at the National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature (NCRCL) at Roehampton University took as its focus ‘Feast or Famine? Food in Children’s Literature’. Food is central to both children’s lives and their literature. The mouth-watering menu of talks given to the conference delegates is richly reflected in this book. Speakers examined the uses of food in children’s books from the nineteenth century to the present day, and in a wide variety of genres, from ancient fable to twenty-first-century fantasy. From the contributions to this collection, it is shown that food within literature not only reflects the society, culture and time in which it is prepared, but also is widely used by authors as a means to instruct their juvenile readers, and to deliver moral messages.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Futures for English Studies

Teaching Language, Literature and Creative Writing in Higher Education

Author: A. Hewings,L. Prescott,P. Seargeant

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137431806

Category: Education

Page: 268

View: 3994

Futures for English Studies brings together chapters by leading writers across the curriculum area of English to investigate how the component parts of English (literature, language, and creative writing) are located institutionally in higher education and to explore the interdisciplinary prospects of a subject which spans the humanities and social sciences. Through explorations of changing foci in a variety of contexts, the book examines the value and purpose of teaching and researching English language, literature and creative writing in the twenty-first century, both within Anglophone countries and the wider world. The contributors, all practicing educators and researchers in the field, bring a wide range of perspectives to the theme of the development of the discipline, and illustrate that the strengths of English Studies as an academic subject lie not only in its traditional breadth and depth, but also in a readiness to adapt, experiment, and engage with other subjects.
Posted in Education

Catching them young

Author: Bob Dixon

Publisher: Longwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 141

View: 4479

Posted in Literary Criticism

Books and Bookmen

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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Posted in English literature

John O'London's Weekly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 5383

Posted in Literary Criticism

School Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's libraries

Page: N.A

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Posted in Children's libraries

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The San Diego Maritime Museum Newsletter

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Naval museums

Page: N.A

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Posted in Naval museums

Film Making

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Amateur films

Page: N.A

View: 5128

Posted in Amateur films

Gramophone

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sound recordings

Page: N.A

View: 4770

Posted in Sound recordings

The Gramophone

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Audio equipment industry

Page: N.A

View: 7250

Posted in Audio equipment industry