A Year Down Yonder

Author: Richard Peck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440672729

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 4350

A Newbery Medal Winner Richard Peck's Newbery Medal-winning sequel to A Long Way from Chicago Mary Alice's childhood summers in Grandma Dowdel's sleepy Illinois town were packed with enough drama to fill the double bill of any picture show. But now she is fifteen, and faces a whole long year with Grandma, a woman well known for shaking up her neighbors-and everyone else! All Mary Alice can know for certain is this: when trying to predict how life with Grandma might turn out . . . better not. This wry, delightful sequel to the Newbery Honor Book A Long Way from Chicago has already taken its place among the classics of children's literature. "Hilarious and poignant." —Publishers Weekly, starred review A Newbery Medal Winner A New York Times Bestseller An ALA Notable Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults A Booklist Best Book of the Year A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Year Down Yonder - Literature Kit Gr. 5-6

Author: Nat Reed

Publisher: Classroom Complete Press

ISBN: 1553198948

Category: Education

Page: 57

View: 1611

In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: A Year Down Yonder is a Newbery Medal winning story about a young girl who must spend a year living with her grandmother in the country. Mary Alice spent her childhood summers staying with her grandmother in a small country-town in Illinois. These summers were packed with enough surprises and drama to fill the double bill of any picture show. Now, Mary Alice is fifteen and must spend a whole year with her grandmother, away from her Chicago home. Over the course of the year, Mary Alice experiences a hurricane, fox-hunting by night, a late-night raid of a pecan tree and pumpkin patch, a huge snake in the attic, and a community rife with hardship and social pretenses. A Year Down Yonder is a hilariously funny and heart-warming novel. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.

The Newbery Companion

Booktalk and Related Materials for Newbery Medal and Honor Books

Author: John Thomas Gillespie,Corinne J. Naden

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563088131

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 465

View: 9460

Put a wealth of information about Newbery award winners and honor books (1922-2001) at your fingertips. You'll find detailed plot summaries, booktalks, updated information about the winning titles and authors, suggestions for read-alikes, and ideas for introducing the books to young readers.

Zauber einer Winternacht

Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641120942

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

View: 4733

Gabriel rettet die schwangere Laura aus ihrem verunglückten Auto, das in den verschneiten Bergen von Colorado ins Schlittern geraten ist. Er nimmt sie mit in seine Hütte und gewährt ihr für ein paar Tage Unterschlupf. Der zurückgezogene Künstler spürt jedoch, dass die wunderschöne Frau ein Geheimnis mit sich herumträgt, das zu schrecklich ist, um es ihm anzuvertrauen. Zu schrecklich, um überhaupt jemandem zu vertrauen. Schritt für Schritt kommen die beiden sich näher. Der Maler und die Frau, die er liebend gerne malen würde – und in seinem Leben behalten würde.


Author: Alyssa Sheinmel

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446258027

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1206

Langsam kehrt bei Maisie die Erinnerung zurück: Ein Blitz hatte die Oberleitung getroffen und der Funkenregen sie auf das Schlimmste verbrannt. Maisies Leben wird nie mehr so sein wie zuvor. Doch sie hat großes Glück: Sie erhält ein Gesichtstransplantat. Aber kann man das wirklich Glück nennen? Wenn sie sich selbst nicht mehr im Spiegel erkennt, sie in der Schule zum Außenseiter wird, weil ihr Gesicht aussieht wie von Picasso gemalt, und ihr Freund, ihre erste Liebe, nur aus Mitleid bei ihr bleibt? Erst als Maisie auf Menschen trifft, die ihr altes Gesicht nicht kennen, gelingt es ihr, ihr neues Ich anzunehmen. Und sie begreift: Sag niemals nie.

Der Sommer, als ich beinahe vom Blitz getroffen wurde

Author: Danette Haworth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783551582331


Page: 140

View: 1672

Violet und Lottie sind beste Freundinnen - fast wie Zwillingsschwestern. Doch plötzlich ist da Melissa mit ihrem albernen Getue um Filmstars und BHs. Violet kann Melissa nicht ausstehen und Melissa findet Violett kindisch. Kann das die Freundschaft zu Lottie aushalten? Ab 11.

A Season of Gifts

Author: Richard Peck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101664428

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 4289

One of children's literature's most memorable characters returns in this Christmastime companion to the Newbery Medal-winning A Year Down Yonder and Newbery Honor-winning A Long Way from Chicago. The eccentric, larger-than-life Grandma Dowdel is back in this heart-warming tale. Set 20 years after the events of A Year Down Yonder, it is now 1958 and a new family has moved in next door: a Methodist minister and his wife and kids. Soon Grandma Dowdel will work her particular brand of charm on all of them: ten-year-old Bob Barnhart, who is shy on courage in a town full of bullies; his two fascinating sisters; and even his parents, who are amazed to discover that the last house in town might also be the most vital. As Christmas rolls around, the Barnhart family realizes that they’ve found a true home, and a neighbor who gives gifts that will last a lifetime. “Pitch-perfect prose, laced with humor and poignancy, strong characterization and a clear development of the theme of gifts one person can offer make this one of Peck’s best novels yet—and that’s saying something.”—Kirkus (starred review) “The type of down-home humor and vibrant characterizations Peck fans have come to adore re-emerge in full.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “With a storyteller's sure tone, Peck has once again created a whole world in one small Illinois town, a place where the folksy wisdom and generosity of one gruff old woman can change lives.”—School Library Journal (starred review) Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year Booklist Editors’ Choice

Die Mauer

wie es war, hinter dem Eisernen Vorhang aufzuwachsen

Author: Peter Sis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446208926


Page: 50

View: 8465

Der Zeichner Peter Sis erzählt hier mit klaren Worten und vielen Bildern von seiner Kindheit und Jugend in der Tschechoslowakei, die damals zum sozialistischen Ostblock gehörte. Ab 12.

The Newbery and Caldecott Awards

A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books

Author: American Library Association,Association for Library Service to Children

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838935651

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 9658

With up-to-date annotations for all the medal and honor books since the inception of the awards (Newbery in 1922 and Caledcott in 1938), librarians and teachers everywhere have come to rely on this indispensable guide for quick-reference, collection and curriculum development, and readers' advisory. Fully indexed by title and author/illustrator, the 2005 edition includes background on the awards and photos of the new medalists and their books. For all those professionals committed to introducing literature to young people,

Way Down Yonder in the Indian Nation

Writings from America's Heartland

Author: Michael Wallis

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806183535

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 7768

A deeply sympathetic, colorful evocation of life on the American prairies In Way Down Yonder in the Indian Nation—a title inspired by the lyrics of Woody Guthrie—best-selling author Michael Wallis creates a brilliant tableau of America’s heartland. Featuring a new introduction by the author, this collection of sixteen essays reflects the finest examples of Wallis’s writing and harkens back to a time before fast food and malls replaced family-owned diners along Route 66. From tales of the notorious Oklahoma panhandle, where “the only law was the colt and the carbine,” to the fate of Woody Guthrie’s mother Nora, who, burdened by depression, set fire to her kids and spent the last years of her life in an asylum, Way Down Yonder in the Indian Nation brings to life some of Oklahoma’s most memorable characters—the famous and infamous, the ordinary and down-home. “Enclosed within the covers of this book are some of my favorite spoonfuls of Oklahoma,” says Wallis. The result is a quintessential American book—a crazy quilt of stories and a powerful portrait of Okie identity.

Raised Up Down Yonder

Growing Up Black in Rural Alabama

Author: Angela McMillan Howell

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1617038814

Category: Education

Page: 245

View: 1035

Raised Up Down Yonder attempts to shift focus away from why black youth are "problematic" to explore what their daily lives actually entail. Howell travels to the small community of Hamilton, Alabama, to investigate what it is like for a young black person to grow up in the contemporary rural South. What she finds is that the young people of Hamilton are neither idly passing their time in a stereotypically languid setting, nor are they being corrupted by hip hop culture and the perils of the urban North, as many pundits suggest. Rather, they are dynamic and diverse young people making their way through the structures that define the twenty-first-century South. Told through the poignant stories of several high school students, Raised Up Down Yonder reveals a group that is often rendered invisible in society. Blended families, football sagas, crunk music, expanding social networks, and a nearby segregated prom are just a few of the fascinating juxtapositions. Howell uses personal biography, historical accounts, sociolinguistic analysis, and community narratives to illustrate persistent racism, class divisions, and resistance in a new context. She addresses contemporary issues, such as moral panics regarding the future of youth in America and educational policies that may be well meaning but are ultimately misguided.

Der Rubin des Samurai

Author: Dorothy Hoobler,Thomas Hoobler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783473582426


Page: 252

View: 5168

In the Words of the Winners

The Newbery and Caldecott Medals, 2001-2010

Author: Association for Library Service to Children,Horn Book, Inc

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838935869

Category: Education

Page: 219

View: 4558

An exclusive collection of 20 acceptance speeches by winners of the most respected prizes in children's literature.


Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423716208


Page: 156

View: 760



Author: Ayad Akhtar

Publisher: carl´s books

ISBN: 364109027X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1562

Eine Geschichte von Verblendung, Schuld und der Hoffnung auf Versöhnung Milwaukee, Ende der siebziger Jahre: Hayat ist zehn Jahre alt, als Mina, die Jugendfreundin seiner Mutter, aus Pakistan nach Amerika kommt. Zwischen der schönen wie klugen Frau und dem verschlossenen Jungen entsteht eine innige Beziehung. Mina ist ihrem neuen Leben gegenüber aufgeschlossen, fühlt sich ihrer Kultur und ihrem Glauben aber weiter eng verbunden. So ist sie es auch, die Hayat mit dem Koran vertraut macht. Doch niemand, am allerwenigsten Mina selbst, ahnt, welch tiefgreifenden Einfluss dies auf den Teenager hat. Als Mina sich in Nathan Wolfsohn verliebt, sieht Hayat seine Welt und alles, was ihm wichtig scheint, bedroht. Aus Eifersucht und Angst begeht er einen ungeheuerlichen Verrat. Zu spät begreift er, welche Katastrophe er damit über diejenigen heraufbeschwört, die er am meisten liebt. Mit diesem bewegenden Familiendrama ist Ayad Akhtar ein überaus beeindruckender Debütroman gelungen. Klar und einfühlsam zeichnet er seine Figuren, ihre innere Zerrissenheit, ihre Sehnsüchte und Enttäuschungen. Er erzählt von Verblendung und Schuld, ohne zu verurteilen – und von der Hoffnung, dass Versöhnung möglich ist.

Exploring Children's Literature

Teaching the Language and Reading of Fiction

Author: Nikki Gamble,Sally Yates

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761940463

Category: Education

Page: 194

View: 1950

This book is based on the belief that deep subject knowledge of language and literature provides a foundation for effective teaching and learning.

J.K. Rowling

A Biography

Author: Connie Ann Kirk

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313322051

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 141

View: 2891

This unofficial biographical study of J. K. Rowling invites fans and critics alike to take a close look at the person behind the phenomenon.