A Kite in the Wind

Fiction Writers on Their Craft

Author: Andrea Barrett,Peter Turchi

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 1595341072

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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A Kite in the Wind is an anthology of essays by 20 veteran writers and master teachers. While the contributors offer specific, practical advice on such fundamental aspects of craft as characterization, character names, the first person point of view, and unreliable narrators, they also give extended, thoughtful consideration to more sophisticated topics, including “imminence,” or the power of a sense of beginning; creating and maintaining tension; “lushness”; and the deliberate manipulation of information to create particular effects. The essays in A Kite in the Wind begin as personal investigations — attempts to understand why a decision in a particular story or novel seemed unsuccessful; to define a quality or problem that seemed either unrecognized or unsatisfactorily defined; to understand what, despite years of experience as a fiction writer, resisted comprehension; and to pursue haunting, even unanswerable questions. Unlike a how-to book, the anthology is less an instruction manual than it is an intimate visit with twenty very different writers as they explore topics that excite, intrigue, and even puzzle them. Each discussion uses specific examples and illustrations, including both canonical stories and novels and writing less frequently discussed, from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, by both American and international authors. The contributors share their hard-earned insights for beginning and advanced writers with humility, wit, and compassion. The first section of the book focuses on narration, with particular attention paid to various kinds of narrators; the second, on strategic creation and presentation of character; the third, on some of the roles of the visual, beginning with establishing setting; and the fourth, on structural and organizational issues, from movement through time to the manipulation of information to create mystery and suspense.

Catch the Wind!

All about Kites

Author: Gail Gibbons

Publisher: Little Brown

ISBN: 9780316309967

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1627

When two children visit Ike's Kite Shop they learn about kites and how to fly them. Includes instructions for building a kite.

OLIVIA and the Kite Party

with audio recording

Author: N.A

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144244651X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 6038

How do you fly a kite when there’s no wind? Olivia will find a way! It’s a very windy day, so Olivia decides to throw a kite party. After all, windy weather is just perfect for flying kites. But by the time Olivia and her friends have finished making their kites, the wind has gone away. In this Level 1 Ready-to-Read story, creativity saves the day! ©2012 SLP. OLIVIA™ and © Ian Falconer.

The Kite Runner

Author: Khaled Hosseini

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408803720

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5060

The first of the defeated kites whirled out of control. They fell from the sky like shooting stars with brilliant, rippling tails, showering the neighbourhood. Amir and Hassan grow up together in Kabul. Amir in the beautiful house his father built, filled with marble, gold, tapestries and mosaics; Hassan in the modest mud hut in the servants' quarters. The two are inseparable, and when twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament, his loyal friend promises to help him. But neither boy can predict what will happen to Hassan that afternoon – as the kites soar over the city – and how it will change their lives forever.

Best Ever Paper Kites

Author: Norman Schmidt

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781895569537

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 6552

“These kites are truly works of art.”—Library Journal. “This book’s best feature are the designs for 19 kites. Each project is illustrated with a line drawing on a grid, along with a full-page, full-color photograph in which the intense hues and contrasts are highlighted, adding to the stunning results. The originality and beauty of the kites and the excellent instructions make it an attractive book that will inspire kite lovers.”—School Library Journal.

The Kite Fighters

Author: Linda Sue Park

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547346083

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 2301

In a riveting narrative set in fifteenth-century Korea, two brothers discover a shared passion for kites. Kee-sup can craft a kite unequaled in strength and beauty, but his younger brother, Young-sup, can fly a kite as if he controlled the wind itself. Their combined skills attract the notice of Korea's young king, who chooses Young-sup to fly the royal kite in the New Year kite-flying competition--an honor that is also an awesome responsibility. Although tradition decrees, and the boys' father insists, that the older brother represent the family, both brothers know that this time the family's honor is best left in Young-sup's hands. This touching and suspenseful story, filled with the authentic detail and flavor of traditional Korean kite fighting, brings a remarkable setting vividly to life. AUTHOR'S NOTE.

The Kite Rider

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192751577

Category: Children's stories

Page: 212

View: 2289

Up and up the wind drew him. Haoyou looked about him and saw the wholeworld beneath him. And it was his. The Great Miao, master of the Jade Circus, offers Haoyou the amazing chance to escape his family's poverty -- by becoming a kite rider. Strapped onto a beautiful scarlet-and-gold kite, Haoyou is sent into the sky, earning money, freedom, and unexpected fame. Miao even plans for Haoyou to perform before Kublai Khan himself. From Carnegie Medalist Geraldine McCaughrean comes a dazzling story of adventure, betrayal, family, and sacrifice set in the dramatic world of thirteenth-century China.

Riding the Ice Wind

By Kite and Sledge across Antarctica

Author: Alastair Vere Nicoll

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857730533

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 1985

I was desperate to haul myself out of the rut and put my face to the wind, to lose myself in endeavour. And in the cold, the snow and the silence of a great immensity to shrug off the restlessness I felt.' Adrift in a life without risk or surprise and with a burning desire to make some sense of his place in the world, Alastair Vere Nicoll dived into the unknown. Leaving the security of friends, work and a wife, he joined a team of young men to harness the katabatic winds and haul and kite-surf across Antarctica: the coldest, windiest, most violent continent on earth. For Alastair, as for so many men, Antarctica was a land of legend and mystery, the ultimate test of strength, endurance and bravery; a place where he might feed his restlessness and assuage his craving to find meaning in the emptiness. Not since Shackleton had nearly perished attempting the same thing in his Endurance expedition had such a crossing been attempted. This is the story, not only of the first West to East traverse of the continent of Antarctica, but of the crossing of two phases in the author's life - of youth into manhood, frivolity into responsibility, fantasy into reality. It is also the story of a race against time, as he fought to get home for the birth of his first child. As Alastair battled through the freezing wastes, exploring the earth's wildest continent and his deepest self, he was haunted by the ghosts of past explorers and by the question of what it is to be a 'modern man' - is it possible to be a responsible husband and father as well as an adventurous soul? Told with searing honesty, quiet wisdom and adorned with some bewitching descriptions of Antarctica, Riding the Ice Wind is a compelling and important book for our times, a tale that will resonate deeply with anyone crossing similar bridges in their own lives.

Kite Flying

Author: Grace Lin

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307793273

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8431

The family from Dim Sum for Everyone! is back for a new outing– building and flying their own kite! The wind is blowing. It is a good day for kites! The whole family makes a trip to the local craft store for paper, glue, and paint. Everyone has a job: Ma-Ma joins sticks together. Ba-Ba glues paper. Mei-Mei cuts whiskers while Jie-Jie paints a laughing mouth. Dragon eyes are added and then everyone attaches the final touch . . . a noisemaker! Now their dragon kite is ready to fly. Kite Flying celebrates the Chinese tradition of kite making and kite flying and lovingly depicts a family bonded by this ancient and modern pleasure.

The Magnificent Book of Kites

Explorations in Design, Construction, Enjoyment & Flight

Author: Maxwell Eden

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402700941

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 464

View: 7208

Provides step-by-step instruction for designing a variety of kites, and offers tips on material selection and flying techniques.

Airborne Wind Energy

Advances in Technology Development and Research

Author: Roland Schmehl

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811019479

Category: Science

Page: 752

View: 8029

This book provides in-depth coverage of the latest research and development activities concerning innovative wind energy technologies intended to replace fossil fuels on an economical basis. A characteristic feature of the various conversion concepts discussed is the use of tethered flying devices to substantially reduce the material consumption per installed unit and to access wind energy at higher altitudes, where the wind is more consistent. The introductory chapter describes the emergence and economic dimension of airborne wind energy. Focusing on “Fundamentals, Modeling & Simulation”, Part I includes six contributions that describe quasi-steady as well as dynamic models and simulations of airborne wind energy systems or individual components. Shifting the spotlight to “Control, Optimization & Flight State Measurement”, Part II combines one chapter on measurement techniques with five chapters on control of kite and ground stations, and two chapters on optimization. Part III on “Concept Design & Analysis” includes three chapters that present and analyze novel harvesting concepts as well as two chapters on system component design. Part IV, which centers on “Implemented Concepts”, presents five chapters on established system concepts and one chapter about a subsystem for automatic launching and landing of kites. In closing, Part V focuses with four chapters on “Technology Deployment” related to market and financing strategies, as well as on regulation and the environment. The book builds on the success of the first volume “Airborne Wind Energy” (Springer, 2013), and offers a self-contained reference guide for researchers, scientists, professionals and students. The respective chapters were contributed by a broad variety of authors: academics, practicing engineers and inventors, all of whom are experts in their respective fields.

Earth's Wild Winds

Author: Sandra Friend

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780761326731

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 1046

Examines different aspects of the wind, including its measurement, effects on weather, potential destructiveness, and uses.

Airborne Wind Energy

Author: Uwe Ahrens,Moritz Diehl,Roland Schmehl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642399657

Category: Science

Page: 611

View: 8055

This reference offers an overview of the field of airborne wind energy. As the first book of its kind, it provides a consistent compilation of the fundamental theories, a compendium of current research and development activities as well as economic and regulatory aspects. In five parts, the book demonstrates the relevance of Airborne Wind Energy and the role that this emerging field of technology can play for the transition towards a renewable energy economy. Part I on "Fundamentals" contains seven general chapters explaining the principles of airborne wind energy and its different variants, of meteorology, the history of kites and financing strategies. Part II on "System Modeling, Optimization and Control" contains eight contributions that develop and use detailed dynamic models for simulation, optimization, and control of airborne wind energy systems, while Part III on "Analysis of Flexible Kite Dynamics" collects four chapters that focus on the particularly challenging simulation problems related to flexible kites. Part IV "Implemented Concepts" contains eleven contributions each of which presents developed prototypes together with real-world experimental results obtained with the different concepts. Finally, in Part V on "Component Design", five papers are collected that address in detail the technical challenges for some of the components of airborne wind energy. Airborne Wind Energy presents all basics in a single source to someone starting to explore wind power in the upper atmosphere and serves as a valuable reference for researchers, scientists, professionals and students active in the innovative field of Airborne Wind Energy.

Reading, Grade 6

Author: N.A

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1620579545

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 9379

These nationally acclaimed titles ensure students’ academic success with teachers and parents. The key to the Master Skills series is reinforcing skills through practice; using a contemporary approach to learning fundamentals through real-life applications. The workbooks in this series are excellent tools to prepare young learners for proficiency testing and school success. Answer keys included.

Feathers in the Wind

Author: Sally Grindley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408819473

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 8310

The Brook family travels to Ahmedabad, India, where aggressive fighter kite tactics are causing injuries to local birds, especially the vultures.

Loading the Silence: Australian Sound Art in the Post-Digital Age

Author: Dr Linda Ioanna Kouvaras

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472400356

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 5865

The experimentalist phenomenon of 'noise' as constituting 'art' in much twentieth-century music (paradoxically) reached its zenith in Cage’s (‘silent’ piece) 4’33”. But much post-1970s musical endeavour with an experimentalist telos, collectively known as 'sound art', has displayed a postmodern need to ‘load’ modernism’s ‘degree zero’. After contextualizing experimentalism from its inception in the early twentieth century, Dr Linda Kouvaras’s Loading the Silence: Australian Sound Art in the Post-Digital Age explores the ways in which selected sound art works demonstrate creatively how sound is embedded within local, national, gendered and historical environments. Taking Australian music as its primary - but not sole - focus, the book not only covers discussions of technological advancement, but also engages with aesthetic standpoints, through numerous interviews, theoretical developments, analysis and cultural milieux for a contemporary Australian, and wider postmodern, context. Developing new methodologies for synergies between musicology and cultural studies, the book uncovers a new post-postmodern aesthetic trajectory, which Kouvaras locates as developing over the past two decades - the altermodern. Australian sound art is here put firmly on the map of international debates about contemporary music, providing a standard reference and valuable resource for practitioners in the artform, music critics, scholars and educators.

A Short History of Kites

History of Flying – The Kites Role in Aviation and the Airplane

Author: Paul R. Wonning

Publisher: Mossy Feet Books

ISBN: 1476137145

Category: Transportation

Page: 23

View: 6292

A Short History of Kites tells the tale of the kite and its intriguing history. It is possible that humans would never have discovered the art of flight if no one had invented the kite. Its role in the history of flying and the development of the first airplanes was essential. flying, flight, invention

The Wind, the Kite, the String

Author: Edwin Willwerth

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1602669848

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 5431

Two great writers and their books that have had an influenced on me in the writing of this book are Jonathan Swifts (1667-1745) and John Bunyan (1628-1688). Jonathan Swift masterpiece titled 'Gulliver's Travels' was an allegorical attack on the hypocrisy of the human behavior that he witnessed in almost every level of life in England, especially on the political stage. John Bunyan was the author of another famous allegorical book about a soul in search of salvation-'Pilgrim's Progress.' I do not believe this book will in any way approach the level of these two great masterpieces, but like Swift and Bunyan, I too have some comments about the behavior of my fellow Spacelanders (as I like to refer to them). What do they really believe in? What have they committed and dedicated their lives to? Because I believe the answers to these questions are the determining factors of their behavior. Like all allegorical books you will need a great imagination. But as Oscar Wilde said, "Imagination is a quality given man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is." Edwin Willwerth has been married for over fifty years and is the father of three children. He was a high school mathematics teacher for thirty years. Besides teaching in several public and private schools within the United States, he has also taught in Paraguay for one year, Nepal for two years and China for six months. He has been very active in his local church, serving for a number of years as a Sunday School teacher and later as head of the Sunday School Department. He was the Missionary Director within his church for several years. He has also spent time on Missionary projects in Haiti and Campeche, Mexico.

The Outdoor Handy Book

For Playground Field and Forest

Author: Daniel Carter Beard

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 9780898751352

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 516

View: 2932

The Boys Outdoor Handy Book (originally published in 1914) is full of fascinating projects guaranteed to teach and amuse for hours. It is the perfect survival manual. It contains plans for kites, hoops and fishing tackle. It tells you how to make and stock an aquarium, points on camping out, games of ball and how to construct a "zoo." Also it includes practical hints for bicyclists, birdcalls and how to build boats, canoes and a raft that will sail. Plain and fancy skating. If Huckleberry Finn was to settle down and decide to become an author, he might very well come up with a book like this one.