Bugsy Malone (Essential Modern Classics)

Author: Alan Parker

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007514832

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6289

Read the story behind the beloved film – now available in Essential Modern Classics.

Bugsy Malone

Author: Paul Williams

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571528684

Category: Music

Page: 32

View: 9638

Bugsy Malone, the 1976 musical film, is very loosely based on events in Chicago, Illinois in the Prohibition era, specifically, the exploits of gangsters like Al Capone as dramatized in cinema. The movie stars children as the gangsters and their molls, most notably a young Jodie Foster as Tallulah, and Scott Baio in the title role. The plot concerns the manufacture of a brand of custard, which is used first in cream-topped pies then later in 'splurge guns'. This songbook contains a background to the making of the film, over 40 photographs and a brief synopsis to the story.

Street Child (Collins Modern Classics)

Author: Berlie Doherty

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007397631

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 146

View: 6637

Unforgettable tale of an orphan in Victorian London, based on the boy whose plight inspired Dr Barnardo to found his famous children’s homes.

The Granny Project

Author: Anne Fine

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409047490

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4984

'What does he mean? What's going on? Are you two thinking of putting Granny into a Home?' 'Thinking is finished,' Natasha told him. 'It is decided.' The four children, Ivan, Sophie, Tanya and Nicholas, can't believe it. Their parents are planning to put their grandmother into a Home. She's a bit of a dotty old lady - sometimes demanding, often annoying - but as much a part of their lives as their shambly house or the whirring of the washing machine. So they decide to take action. They begin 'The Granny Project', with immediate and sensational results . . .

Bugsy Malone

The Play

Author: Alan Parker

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780003302301

Category: English drama

Page: 76

View: 9497

Get your students to be gansters in this great play which has been specially adapted for schools from the popular film and it even includes still photographs. So join all the characters: Bugsy, Fat Sam, Tallulah and Dandy Dan for great fun with the whole class. Students will relish this opportunity to play a cast of Prohibition-era mobsters. Fat Sam, who runs one of the most popular speakeasies in town, is in danger of being closed down by his 'business rival' Dandy Dan. Enter baby-faced Bugsy Malone, a killer with the ladies and a definite asset to Fat Sam. Unfortunately, Bugsy has also caught the eye of Sam's girlfriend Tallulah - though he's set his designs on the showgirl Blousey Brown. This play lends itself perfectly to school performance with its large mixed cast and consistent humour. The book contains a stimulating playscript suitable for classwork and school production, accompanied by resources including background material and lively activities.

Black Harvest

Author: Nigel Gray

Publisher: HarperCollins (UK)

ISBN: 9780003302332


Page: 91

View: 9315

Colin and Prill were looking forward to their summer holiday in Ireland, but almost from the moment they arrive, things start to go horribly wrong. This modern family on holiday awake memories of the Irish famine. Colin and Prill were looking forward to their summer holiday in Ireland, but almost from the moment they arrive, things start to go horribly wrong. Whilst Colin is plagued by a terrible smell, rising from the land as if from the land of the dead, Prill is visited by a strange creature creeping into her dreams. Who is she, and what does she want? Only cousin Oliver seems untouched by the danger. As the hot summer days continue, their terror mounts and their baby sister becomes critically ill. Oliver links the present horror with the terrible famine in Ireland of the 1840s – and he must bring about a reconciliation to save himself and his cousins. An atmospheric play which gradually builds the tension and will have the audience on the edge of their seats… The book contains a haunting playscript suitable for classwork and school production, accompanied by resources including background material and lively activities.

Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas

Author: Russell Hoban

Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1524714593

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 347

The inspiration for the beloved Jim Henson film is back in print after over 40 years. In 1977, when Jim Henson debuted the now-classic film Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, few knew it was based on a story written and illustrated by Russell and Lillian Hoban, creators of Bread and Jam for Frances and other treasured children’s books. With an enduring score by the great Paul Williams, the movie remains a holiday viewing tradition in homes across America. Now the book that started it all is back in print, in a beautiful gift edition that will thrill Muppets fans young and old. Inspired by the classic tale “The Gift of the Magi,” the story begins in a poor country cottage, as Emmet Otter dreams of buying his Ma a piano for Christmas, while Ma dreams of buying Emmet a guitar. When a village talent contest is announced, both imagine their dreams coming true. But what they don’t imagine finding is their real reward—the power of love, family, and hope in hard times. It is a story that reaches into a reader’s heart and reminds us all that fortune favors the brave. "[A] welcome reissue of the Hobans’ 1971 story . . . Colorful illustrations of the close-knit animal community contain plenty of warmth."—The Horn Book

Flour Babies

Author: Anne Fine

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141936126

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 5933

Flour Babies by Anne Fine, won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award in 1992. When the annual school science fair comes round, Mr Cartwright's class don't get to work on the Soap Factory, the Maggot Farm or the Exploding Custard Tins. To their intense disgust they get the Flour Babies - sweet little six-pound bags of flour that must be cared for at all times. Hilariously funny, Flour Babies is a brilliant depiction of secondary school life.

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

A Drama in Two Acts

Author: Jim Cartwright

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573695650

Category: Singers

Page: 86

View: 4051

The Tulip Touch

Author: Anne Fine

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141927933

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 6564

Nobody wants Tulip in their gang. She skives off school, cheeks the teachers and makes herself unpopular with her classmates by telling awful lies. None of this matters to Natalie who finds Tulip exciting. At first she doesn't care that other people are upset and unnerved by Tulip's bizarre games, but as the games become increasingly sinister and dangerous, Natalie realises that Tulip is going too far. Much too far. Racing, in fact, to the novel's shocking ending.

Easy Learning Italian Conversation (Collins Easy Learning Italian)

Author: N.A

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007444559

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

View: 6759

Easy Learning Italian Conversation is a unique guide to communicating in Italian. It will help you to find out more about Italian culture and to practise your spoken Italian with a free downloadable audio file.

Understanding Movies

Author: Louis Giannetti

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780134492087

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 576

View: 9298

For courses in Introduction to Film An engaging, accessible introduction to film Understanding Movies provides valuable insight into the language of film and how meaning is conveyed to audiences. Author Louis Giannetti engages students in the fascinating language systems and techniques of film and helps further their appreciation and understanding of why and how movie watchers respond as they do to different films. Building upon the visually engaging and accessible presentation of previous editions, the Fourteenth Edition adds updated photos, new content on the latest cinematic trends, and coverage of recent films to provide students a new way of looking at films that are familiar to them. Understanding Movies, Fourteenth Edition is also available via Revel(tm), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

Step by Wicked Step

Author: Anne Fine

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141927917

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 679

One stormy night, five stranded schoolchildren uncover the story of Richard Clayton Harwick – a boy who many years ago learned what it was like to have a truly wicked stepfather. But the children have stories of their own step-parents to tell – stories that have warmth and humour, as well as sadness, and a fair share of happy endings. ‘For children who have some similar experience, this novel will be therapeutic; for those who haven’t it’s an absorbing read, to make them laugh and cry’ Sunday Telegraph.

The Plough and the Stars

Author: Sean O'Casey

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571331297

Category: Drama

Page: 160

View: 8771

This educational edition, with the full play text and an introduction to the playwright, features a detailed analysis of the language, structure and characters of the play, and textual notes explaining difficult words and references. It contains: - The full playtext - An introduction to the playwright, his background and his work - A detailed analysis of language, structure and characters in the play - Features of performance - Textual notes explaining difficult words and references

Simple Sacred Songs for Children

6 Delightfully Easy Songs for Unison Or 2-Part with Reproducible Song Sheets

Author: Alfred Publishing,Jean Anne Shafferman

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780739047996

Category: Music

Page: 36

View: 8353

Simple Sacred Songs for Children is the perfect resource for beginning children's choirs. The tuneful, easily learned melodies employ timeless "classic" formal structures that foster the establishment of a lifelong love of singing and sow the seeds of the choral art. Spanning the entire church year, the six songs include titles for Advent, Christmas, Lent & Easter, as well as general occasions. As an added bonus, this comprehensive collection includes reproducible song sheets for the singers, featuring both melody and lyrics.

Collins Drama - Gotcha

Author: Daisy Cambpell,James Watson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007258704


Page: 96

View: 6900

This series will engage, inspire and excite your students with its beautifully-written playscripts from renowned contemporary writers. They are perfect for school performances, drama classes or class activities which require large groups. The diversified plays offer a good combination of both male and female roles.

A Cut in the Rates

A Play

Author: Alan Ayckbourn

Publisher: Samuel French


Category: Drama

Page: 11

View: 9196

Thriller Characters: 1 male, 2 females Scenery: 2 interiors, 1 exterior When Miss Pickhart visits the illusionist Ratchet on official Town Hall business, she discovers a sinister secret. Alone in the cellar after Ratchet is called away, she confronts the ghost of Rosalinda who met an untimely death during the saw the woman in half trick. The ghost believes it was not an accident and calls upon Miss Pickhart to release her. To do this Miss Pickhart must relive that fateful night and climb into the cabinet. It seems as though she too is to meet a grim death until the play takes an unexpected twist.

Thirty Years of Sausage, Fifty Years of Ham

Jimmy Dean's Own Story

Author: Jimmy Dean,Donna Meade Dean

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780425210260

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9440

A memoir from the country singer and entrepreneur covers his life, from his childhood in West Texas, through success as a country and western entertainer, to fulfillment as a sausage superstar. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

4. 48 Psychosis

Author: Sarah Kane

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: 9781474261067


Page: 48

View: 9823

4.48 Psychosis was written throughout the autumn and winter of 1998-99 as Kane battled with one of her recurrent bouts of depression. On February 20, 1999, aged 28, the playwright committed suicide. On the page, the piece looks like a poem. No characters are named, and even their number is unspecified. It could be a journey through one person's mind, or an interview between a doctor and his patient.