Stig of the Dump

Author: Clive King

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141960604

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3438

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

Der Schwan mit der Trompete

Author: E.B. White

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257604505

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 4289

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.

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

View: 5064

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: 1504

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.

Beowulf der Drachentöter

Author: Rosemary Sutcliff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783772511905

Category: Dragons

Page: 103

View: 3472

Das altenglische Heldenlied erzählt, wie Beowulf aus Gautland am danischen Königshof das menschenfressende Ungetüm Grendel, die Meerhexe und den feuerspeienden Drachen besiegt.

Grimpel

Author: Clement Freud,Carola Mendler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596807680

Category:

Page: 141

View: 7780

Eine lausige Hexe

Author: Jill Murphy

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257607946

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 3476

Mildred, die kleine Hexe, und ihr Kätzchen Tapsi finden in Frau Grausteins Hexenakademie alles ganz fürchterlich schwierig. Doch mit Maudes Hilfe bestehen die beiden die Prüfungen am Ende der ersten Klasse – und dürfen bleiben.

Eine lausige Hexe fliegt ans Meer

Author: Jill Murphy

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257607970

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 9025

Tapsi soll in der Küche Mäuse fangen, findet Frau Harschmann, denn Tapsi würde das korrekte Fliegen auf dem Besen sowieso nicht lernen. Mildred will aber ihr Kätzchen nicht allein zurücklassen, als ihre Klasse für eine Woche ans Meer fliegt. Aber Tapsi heimlich mitzunehmen bringt Mildred noch mehr Schwierigkeiten, als sie eh schon hat.

Gamer - Spiel um dein Leben

Author: Jason Bradbury

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641182204

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

View: 5513

Sie wollen das Game ihres Lebens – und spielen mit dem Tod »Willkommen bei MeX«: Jackson aus London, Brooke aus Kalifornien und die Kojima-Zwillinge aus Tokio sind geniale Gamer – und der Online-Einladung des mysteriösen Lear gefolgt, um im Cyberspace das Spiel ihres Lebens zu spielen. Doch was als spannendes Kriegsspiel mit den von MeX gebauten Dot.robots beginnt, entpuppt sich bald als tödlicher Ernst. Denn als Jackson hinter die wahre Absicht von Lear kommt, wird Brooke entführt ...

Danny oder die Fasanenjagd

Author: Roald Dahl,Sybil Schönfeldt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866158139

Category:

Page: 210

View: 4355

Im Wald Fasanen zu jagen, ist verboten. Danny und sein Vater denken sich ein paar schlaue Tricks aus, wie sie die Vögel trotzdem fangen und die grimmigen Wildhüter überlisten können.

Me and My Million

Author: Clive King

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140311280

Category: Art thefts

Page: 132

View: 5790

One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools. 11-year-old Ringo finds himself in possession of a painting worth a million pounds. He can't read, but his native wit and enterprise see him through an exciting race across London.

Models for Writing

5

Author: Chris Buckton,Anne Sanderson

Publisher: Ginn

ISBN: 9780602296889

Category: English language

Page: 96

View: 3979

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: 9898

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

View: 344

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.

Millionen

Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783551359964

Category:

Page: 253

View: 353

Georg und der Drache

Author: Christopher Wormell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783895651977

Category:

Page: 32

View: 5429

Jeder ist verwundbar! Was für ein mächtiger Drache: Schneller als jeder Vogel kann er mit seinem Atem ganze Wälder niederbrennen und mit einem einzigen Schwanzschlenkern dicke Burgmauern einstürzen lassen. Aber er hat ein grosses, beziehungsweise winzig kleines Geheimnis: Er fürchtet sich schrecklich vor Mäusen! Wieder einmal hat er eine Prinzessin geraubt und ahnt nicht, dass unterdessen in der Höhle nebenan George, ein Mäuserich, eingezogen ist. Als der beim neuen Nachbarn vorbeikommt, weil ihm der Zucker für seinen Tee ausgegangen ist, flüchtet der Drache entsetzt. Und statt in der zugigen Höhle darf George nun in der Burgmauer wohnen und wird mit allem verwöhnt, was er sich wünscht. Denn seine blosse Gegenwart verwandelt den schrecklichen Drachen in ein Häufchen Elend! Die herrlichen Bilder kommen mit wenig Text aus, und bei beiden kommt der Humor nicht zu kurz. Eine köstliche Drachengeschichte mit einer unerwarteten Wendung, denn wer freut sich nicht, wenn der angeblich Unbesiegbare auch seine Schwächen hat? Ab 5 Jahren, *****, Irene Beglinger-Flückiger.