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Blog: An Illustrator's Life For Me! (Login to Add to MyJacketFlap)
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Be careful … मणि का अपने बेहद नजदीकी रिश्तेदार से कुछ मनमुटाव हो गया.असल मॆं, मणि ने नया घर बनवाया था और उस बेहद करीबी जानकार ने उसे बधाई तक नही दी.इससे उसमे मन में बहुत गुस्सा था वो दूसरे शहर रहती है इसलिए बहुत समय से बात भी नही हुई. पर दिल में गुस्सा […]Add a Comment
The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Mikhail Elizarov's The Librarian, winner of the 2008 Russian Booker Prize and just out in English from Pushkin Press.Add a Comment
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si terrà il SIMPOSIO TRANSBOOK.
Il simposio, che rientra nella cornice del progetto europeo Transbook - Children’s Literature on the move!, riunisce vari professionisti internazionali della letteratura per ragazzi, attorno al tema Mediazione digitale e programmazione nella letteratura per l’infanzia, con interventi di Neal Hoskins, responsabile del Digital Cafè, Marlene Zöhrer, esperta di relazioni fra libro e supporti digitali, Christina Hasenau, Goethe-Institut di Roma, e Sam Arthur, managing director di Nobrow Edizioni e co-curatore dell’ELCAF festival di Londra.
Scarica qui il programma
MOSTRA DI STEVEN GUARNACCIA
La mostra sarà inaugurata mercoledì 1 aprile alle ore 19.30
CUBO - Centro Unipol BOlogna - Piazza Vieira de Mello 3/5.
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Question: I am writing a fiction novel about two girls. The story revolves around these two girls and its definitely not a love-theme plot. Its more ofAdd a Comment
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On the first Sunday of each month, I like to feature student or debut illustrators, but I’m doing things a bit early right now. I’m taking a tiny bit of a blog break this week, and since this means I will be posting on only a couple of days and also traveling, it would be harder to feature a student next Sunday. So, today it is.
Her name is Haejin Park, and she’s very close to graduating in Illustration at RISD. She talks about her work below, and she shares some art as well. (Most, but not all of it, is in watercolors.)
I thank her for visiting.
Hello! I am a senior, studying Illustration at Rhode Island School of Design. I am graduating in two months, and I am hoping to become a children’s book illustrator.
My favorite medium is watercolor, and I can say it will be for my life. It requires an attention and patience, but I love the special texture it makes. My first art teacher was a watercolor artist, so I remember exploring with it a lot when I was young. Also, I recently started using crayons, color pencils, and markers to create different marks.
Colors and patterns are important things that motivate me to keep working. My work is very colorful and happy, and I want the audience to feel cheerful and delightful by looking at my work. I like to draw people and objects in a whimsical way that belong in my illustration world.
I grew up with my grandparents in a suburban area in South Korea, because my parents were both working. I didn’t get a lot of chances to read or write as a child — but grew up hearing a lot of folk tales and stories from older people in the town.
Because of my background, the books and stories I grew up with are very different than American students. I try to read and study children’s books, and one of my favorite place to do that is the children’s book section in Athenaeum Library in Providence.
Surprisingly, I also enjoy writing children’s books, and I have lots of stories to tell. Most of my work is story-based, and I think they all come up from my personal experiences. I try to go out and also explore a lot of things to get inspired.
Right now, I love going to school, and I am enjoying my precious time at RISD.
My plan is to move to New York City and find an opportunity and talk to art directors for illustration and publishing. It is a bit scary to me right now, but I really feel passionate about my illustrations and style. One day, I want to be a full-time freelance illustrator, busy with multiple projects.
[Pictured below are some peeks into Haejin’s sketchbooks.]
All artwork here is used by permission of Haejin Park.
Note for any new readers: 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks is a weekly meeting ground for taking some time to reflect on Seven(ish) Exceptionally Fabulous, Beautiful, Interesting, Hilarious, or Otherwise Positive Noteworthy Things from the past week, whether book-related or not, that happened to you. New kickers are always welcome.
I am getting ready to travel and take a bit of a break tomorrow, which means I have some packing to do — and some work to do in advance of my trip. For that reason, I’ll keep it short today. (My suitcase is givin’ me the ol’ skunk eye.) I’ll have to tell you about my trip when I return!
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What not to do when using social media.
With Día a month away ALSC Board members Jamie Campbell Naidoo and Megan Schliesman have crafted value-based Día language to help you advocate for Día programming in your library. Use the below Elevator Speech and Follow –Up Response to share with your colleagues and community what Día is and why it is important for YOU to host a program.
ALSC Día Elevator Speech:
Día helps children and families from all cultural and linguistic backgrounds become critical thinkers, lifelong learners, and active global citizens.
Libraries hosting Día, or Diversity in Action, events make a daily commitment to foster cultural understanding through displays, collections, services, and programs that represent our culturally pluralistic society. Each year on April 30th, many libraries plan culminating Día activities to commemorate specific cultural groups within their library community and bring together diverse children and families to celebrate global literacy.
Not sure what an Elevator Speech is or how to use it in your advocacy efforts? Watch ALSC Member Jenna Nemec-Loise’s explanation during the 2015 Leadership & ALSC Keynote on ALSC’s YouTube Channel.Add a Comment
Blog: Elizabeth O. Dulemba (Login to Add to MyJacketFlap)
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CLASSROOM SLICE OF LIFE STORY CHALLENGE: DAY 29 OF 31 Welcome to Day 29! Here are some quotes to keep you and your students motivated to get through the LAST FEW DAYS OF… Continue readingAdd a Comment
Blog: Becky's Book Reviews (Login to Add to MyJacketFlap)
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The Rector. Margaret Oliphant. 1863. 30 pages. [Source: Bought]
The Rector is a short novella set in the town of Carlingford. Readers meet Morley Proctor, the new rector. Is he the right man for the job? Only time will tell for sure. But his own doubts grow as he gets acquainted with everyone in town, and he realizes the expectations that everyone has of him.
For example, he's expected to pay pastoral visits, to sit and comfort and counsel the sick and dying. He's partly disgusted and partly ashamed. For he hasn't a clue what to say to anyone. He's asked questions and he doesn't have a clue how to talk to people, how to minister or shepherd. He realizes that he has no idea HOW to do his job. He realizes that he's better off as a scholar, keeping his head in books, and away from the practical needs of the people.
I read Miss Marjoribanks first. I'll be reviewing that one in April. This is the first in the series. It is short and not nearly as engaging or satisfying. But I am glad I read it.
© 2015 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews
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We are heading into the final days of our challenge! Today is Day 29.Add a Comment
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Marvel held a fan panel for their upcoming Secret Wars event. Their big ECCC panel wasn’t an announcement dropper, but it did reveal some key information readers have been curious about. On the deus was C.B Cebulski, Rick Remender, Kelly Sue DeConnick, and Charles Soule. Moderator, Mike Marts jokingly asked Cebulski how he wanted to start things.
“Fight!” Remender chimed in.
Remender then jumped in to talking about Hail Hydra, his contribution to Battleworld. As we knew, the book will be about Ian Rogers being caught in a Hydra ruled world. Remender gushed about once again re-teaming with Winter Soldier collaborator Roland Boschi.
Soule was up next talking about Attilan Rising He compared it to Casablanca of all things. The writer talked about the book having a civil war in it and also taking part on the Civil War piece of battleworld where Captain America never surrendered to Iron Man.
“Aviation Porn” were the words used to describe DeConnick’s Carol Corps book. The intriguing part of the story is that there are no stars in Battleworld’s sky. This made for the interesting conflict of Carol wanting to go up to explore the sky while others wanted to keep her down.
The panel then opened up to Q&A:
It opened with a point many readers have been wondering about. With the current Marvel U ending what memories and continuity will be erased?
Cebulski made it crystal clear, everything that came before will still count. They stood behind their statement of this not being a reboot.
A fan asked about the Fantastic Four’s place in the Marvel Universe and if they’d been downplayed because of the movies?
Cebulsk defended the publishing position of the films not influencing the comics. He even revealed that there would definitely be a Fantastic Four book post Secret Wars.
The question of Secret Wars being used to undo the status quo of Wolverine, Captain America, and Thor was brought up.
Remender interjected, “What comes out of Secret Wars is secret but it will not undo the work we’ve done.” The example of female Thor’s success was given. Jason Aaron will be telling that story for as long as he wants because it stuck with readers.
Another fan asked about Miles Morales being the Marvel U’s main Spidey.
“Peter Parker is still going to be around, he’s not going anywhere.” Said Cebulski.
The last question was about a possible return for Richard Rider (Nova).
Mart’s answered by letting everyone know Duggan has more story to tell with the current Nova Sam Alexander.
The panel wrapped and no matter what Secret Wars is coming. Marvel did try to make it clear that if you want to skip the orbiting books and stick to the spine story; readers can do that. We won’t have to wait long to find out if that’s true as the event is rapidly approaching its launch date.
Are you relieved to find out Peter Parker will still be in the Marvel U? Do you buy that this isn’t Marvel’s reboot? Who do you want for your Captain America going forward?Add a Comment
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So this week I read:
I never read the other books in this series. Reviews say that THIS book, which is supposed to be the last, is darker than the others in the series. Joey just about makes himself unfixable in his attempts to put his family back together. Gantos draws a picture of hope springing eternal and the ending has the reader crossing her fingers that everything hangs together.
Fish in a Tree by Linda Mullaly Hunt
Books about children who cannot read make me wonder who the audience is supposed to be. This book is available as an audiobook and I am grateful for that. How a child could get to 6th grade without anyone knowing that they cannot read is a puzzle to me, even though it happened to at least one of my siblings.
But Hunt's heroine hides her disability so well that everyone thinks she just has a bad attitude. Enter thoughtful teacher!!! And he understands that when a child "refuses" to learn there is something else going on. Good book to share with a class, a teacher and a struggling reader - on audio, probably.
Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper
Stella's brother wakes her up one night to show her the white hooded figures burning a cross on the other side of the river. The year is 1932. Times are hard everywhere. And now, the black community is threatened. On Sunday, the Pastor exhorts his flock to register to vote. Stella's Dad is one of the three black man who choose to register. He takes Stella along to be his "standing stone". Based on family stories shared with the author, this book paints a credible picture of a black community in the south and the trials and joys they experience. So good!
The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming
I could not help draw parallels between the 1.5% of the Russion population who controlled 90% of the wealth in the beginning of the 20th century to our own rich and privileged few. They were clueless about the sufferings of most Russians, choosing to believe that the poor were clean, happy and well-fed. Nicholas andAlexandra would have made great suburbanites, raising their brood and tending their graden and gossiping with the neighbors. But as leaders, they were ostriches - downright cruel in their insistent ignorance. Awesome book! Eye-opening and astounding.
ALSO The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett, and Jory John and illustrated by Kevin Cornell.
Niles is a prankster extraordinaire but at his new school an unknown nemesis outpranks him at every turn. When he meets this mastermind face to face, Niles declares a prank war. Oh, Niles, you FOOL!! Please, if you do try these ideas at home, do NOT mention where you read this review.
Now, I will go to bed.
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Blog: OUPblog (Login to Add to MyJacketFlap)
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To celebrate Women in Philosophy as part of Women’s History Month, we have created a reading list of books, journals, and online resources that explore significant female philosophers and feminist philosophy in general. Recommendations range from general interest books to biographies to advanced reader books and more.Add a Comment
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Everyone knows that aerobic exercise is good for the body, but is it always as good for brain? Furthermore, is exercise better than eating lots of chocolate for the aging brain? A recent study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience by a group of scientists from Columbia University and NYU gave a large daily dose […]Add a Comment
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The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba of The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is a weekly meme where we can share news of the week and highlight new books received.
Okay, so wow! What a week in Romancelandia, huh? I’m still trying to wrap my head around the revelation that Jane from Dear Author is also a secret best-selling author. While I applaud her success, I feel duped that the “for readers, by readers” site is actually helmed by a NA author. That was a big Oh Dear! moment for me last week. It’s like the biggest April Fool’s joke ever, except that blog readers are the fools.
If you are unaware of the situation and want to get up to speed, check out these posts:
You can also Google for more info.
If you are a Dear Author follower, what do you think of the news? Are you still going to visit the blog? I haven’t made up my mind yet. Ugh!
Check out my current contests! See the Contest Widget on the Sidebar to enter!
New Arrivals at the Café:
Daughter of the Sword
Sugar on Top
The Fairy Tale Bride
All the Rage
Rescued by the Rancher
Emergence: Dave VS the Monsters
A great big thanks to the publishers for their continued support!
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"By the Powers!" That's an old pirate expression, one used often by the likes of Captain Crockers on the Scurvy Shark! Welcome back to another nautical mile in this dinosaur knight and pirate adventure!
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During the London riots in August 2011, the police lost control of parts of the city for four days, and thousands of people took part in destruction and looting that resulted in property damage estimated at least $50 million. A recent article in Social Forces examines the residential address of 1,620 rioters -- who were arrested and charged in the London riots, to investigate potential explanations for rioting.
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Valiant has just revealed a brand new event at Emerald City Comic Con following up Armor Hunters entitled Book of Death. The following image drawn by Robert Gill was sent as a press release. With a 25th Anniversary, the publisher is looking to celebrate their line including the old and new versions of the company. The image teases a July 2015 release and popular characters like Quantum and Woody, Archer & Armstrong, X-O Manowar, Vincent Van Goat, Ninjak, Rai, Punk Mambo, Bloodshot, Dr. Mirage, Divinity, The Eternal Warrior, Shadowman, Faith, Peter Stanchek, and more hidden in the background. The heroes lurk below what seems to be a representation of Death in the Valiant Universe.
Could we see some characters from the old Valiant line come back in this story? Is this the Blackest Night of Valiant?Add a Comment
Part of the appeal of NA is that the storylines are about characters who are taking on adult responsibilities for the first time without guidance from their parents. And the storylines generally have a heavy romance element.
Keep this in mind as you revise your wonderful story, New Adult books are mostly about that specific time in every person's life—the time when the apron strings are cut from your parents, you no longer have a curfew, you're experiencing the world for the very first time, in most cases, with innocent eyes. New Adult is this section of your life where you discover who you want to be, what you want to be, and what type of person you will become. This time defines you. This is the time of firsts, the time where you can't blame your parents for your own bad choices.
An NA character has to take responsibility for their own choices and live with the consequences. Most storylines are about twenty-something (18 to 26) characters living their own lives without any parents breathing down their necks, and learning to solve things on their own as they would in real life. New Adult fiction focuses on switching gears, from depending on our parents to becoming full-fledged, independent adults.
I am a firm believer that if you’re going to write a certain genre that you should read it, too. So I’m going to recommend that you start devouring NA novels to get a real sense and understanding of the genre before you write one.
Here are some great recommendations: https://www.goodreads.com/genres/new-adult-romance and http://www.goodreads.com/genres/new-adult and https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/new-adult-romance
Just as YA is fiction about teens discovering who they are as a person, New Adult (NA) is fiction about building your own life as an actual adult. As older teen readers discover the joy of the Young Adult genres, the New Adult—demand may increase. This, in turn, would give writers the chance to explore the freedom of a slightly older protagonist (over the age of 18 and out of high school, like the brilliant novel, "BEAUTIFUL DISASTER" by the amazing talents of author, Jamie McGuire) while addressing more adult issues that early 20-year-olds must face.
Quote from Georgia McBride, author (Praefatio) and founder of #YALitChat and publisher at Month9Books: "New Adult is a fabulous idea in theory, and authors seem to be excited about it. But in a world where bookstores shelf by category, to them, it is either Adult or Young Adult. Some booksellers even call their YA section “teen.” And when you have a character who is over a certain age (19 seems to be the age most consider the start of New Adult), it is received as Adult. In some cases, the designation by publishers causes more confusion than not.
Let’s face it, YA is associated with teens, and at 19, most no longer consider themselves teens. So, it would support the theory of placing these “New Adult” titles in the Adult section. However, with the prevalence of eBook content, it would seem that the powers that be could easily create a New Adult category if they really wanted to...."
- Jamie McGuire
- Jessica Park
- Tammara Webber
- Steph Campbell
- Liz Reinhardt
- Abbi Glines
- Colleen Hoover
- Sherry Soule
Does it sound better than YA (teen novels)?
Do you consider YA to include characters that are over the age of eighteen?
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I've learned lots from Paul Solarz' Passion Time posts.
I loved this video of a 3rd grade EdcampKids.
And I read about Ann Marie Corgill's and their EdcampKids sessions.
And I learned a lot from this post on an Elementary Edcamp.
I think kids taking charge of learning and teaching is one of the most powerful things we can do in our classrooms. (On a connected note, if you missed Katharine Hale's most recent post on her 5th graders' iTunesU course, you can read about it here.)
I worked with my 3rd grade colleague, Kami Wenning, and we thought hard about what we hoped EdcampKids could be. We knew we wanted something that was part of our routine--not a one time event. For that reason, we needed it to be simple. We knew we wanted authentic reasons for kids to share their learning and their passions on a more regular basis with more than just their own classroom. We knew we wanted kids to have reasons to use various tools in all of their informational writing. We knew we wanted the parts of our days to become more integrated for the kids--so that any interesting learning could become part of EdcampKids. We knew we wanted the kids to take ownership and be creative in what and how they shared.
So we picked a date and decided to run our first #EdcampKids by seeing what happened when we tried to build the board. It turned out that we each had 6 kids or groups of kids who wanted to share something they had learned with the class. We decided to repeat each session of the 12 sessions so kids could attend a total of 4 sessions in one hour. Here is the final board (Google Doc) with location (which classroom) and notes for us so we knew how to set up for each group --Did kids need the Smartboard? a table? supplies? etc. We think kids could run all of this after a few rounds but for this round, we took care of deciding on spaces for each group.
At 9:30 on Friday, we gathered kids together and shared the board with them. We gave them each a hard copy of the schedule so that they could decide which sessions they wanted to attend. They were very serious in their decision-making. The presenters were a bit disappointed ,when they realized they'd only be able to attend 2 of the 4 sessions but that balanced out the excitement they had about sharing their learning.
|Students deciding on their sessions for EdcampKids|
|A student setting up for her Edcamp Kids session: How to Make a Tissue Paper Flower|
|A group getting organized for their Google Presentation|
|A student created this chart to hang on an easel for participants to refer to during her session.|
|An interactive session on learning to use the Explain Everything app on the iPad|
|Using the easel helped participants see demonstrations of Japanese writing.|
|The flower-making group was bigger than this student anticipated but she changed plans a bit and did a fabulous job at teaching everyone how to make the flower.|
One of my favorite moments of the hour was at the end of the 3rd session. A group had shared a Google Presentation about jaguars and I saw them handing out sticky notes. Curious, I asked what was up and one of the presenters said, "Someone asked if we could share our slides and then others wanted it too so we are just collecting the names of people who want to go back to our slide show and we'll share it this week with them." (We are in our first year as a Google District and the fact that these 8 year olds knew to ask and then knew what was possible with sharing made me smile. Google is definitely empowering kids to own their learning.)
And as always, I am amazed looking back at how many standards an hour like this meets. 12 sessions of students sharing their own learning and research. We met reading goals to get ready. We met writing goals to create presentation. We met speaking and listening goals. There was a great deal of collaboration and creativity involved in all of the preparation and the hour in general.
Our plan is this--we hope to incorporate #EdCampKids into our routine and run a 1 hour session every 2-3 weeks for the rest of this year and we hope to start next year with it right away. We know that if we start early, we'll have so much to build on across our days. We know it will grow in ways we can't yet anticipate but we know it will be a powerful thing to teach into. Our conversations about informational writing, sharing with various audiences, research and learning about your passions will be more authentic when we can share the things we want to share, when we are ready to share them. The idea that there are lots of ways to share learning makes me happy. I have never been comfortable with everyone sharing a project or presenting within a few days' time and this gives kids options--What have you learned that you are hoping to share with others? What is the best way to share it?
In this digital world, it is so important for our kids to have lots of ways to share their learning and to share information with others. EdcampKids gives our kids an authentic way to do this and then to connect beyond the classroom. We hope that adding this to the things we already do with blogs and social networks will give kids a good sense of the various ways to share, connect and learn with others.
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This week has been jam-packed full of amazing book news and awesome conversations. Here are some of my top picks:
Multicultural Children’s Book Day and Wisdom Tales Press are joining forces to get multicultural books into the hands of MOMS!
Sharing a passion for diversity & multiculturalism in children’s literature, award-winning children’s book publisher, Wisdom Tales Press & non-profit Multicultural Children’s Book Day have joined forces to help young readers “see themselves within the pages of a book.” The duo will be offering many multicultural children’s book titles for purchase at Moms Rock! Expo! an event May 2-3rd at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Get the full scoop HERE and don’t miss the chance to hang out with us in the Wisdom Tales/MCCBD booth!
Penguin Random House. I’m writing to share news about Brightly (www.readbrightly.com), a new resource to help parents raise lifelong readers. The site, a Penguin Random House initiative, relaunched last week with a new look and feel and expanded content offering. I hope you can share news of this resource in your Weekend Links section. I also wanted to see if you might be interested in contributing to Brightly. We really enjoy your posts on Jump Into A Book and feel you would bring a wonderful perspective to the site.
“Brightly is like your fun, friendly, and well-informed kid-lit pal. Our focus is on celebrating and embracing different kinds of readers, kids, and interests. Brightly gives parents insights into which books and authors their children might get excited about and what activities might enhance a family’s experience of reading,” said Kotin.
Brightly shares book recommendations from across the children’s publishing world for every age and stage, as well as reading tips and insights, special author and illustrator content, seasonal activities, and more. Below is a press release with additional details. Thanks for exploring the site and do let us know what you think. If you are interested in being a guest contributor, I can put you in touch Liz Kotin, our content director who is copied on this email. We look forward to hearing from you! Thanks for your consideration.
Earlier this week The Children’s Book Council announced the wonderful news that a Half a Million New Children’s Books Will Be Distributed through Pediatric Clinics to Help Close the Word Gap
A few weeks back I encountered a disturbing story about an Alemeda County Library who had thrown our thousands of children’s books. The aftermath was filled with great discussions and thoughts. Check out the conversation here:
Homeschooling can be complicated and frustrating, especially if you are overloaded with information. The good news is that you don’t have to figure it out alone. Donna Ashton’s The Waldorf Home School Handbook is a simple and step-by-step guide to creating and understanding a Waldorf-inspired homeschool plan. Within the pages of this all-in-one homeschooling guide parents will find information, samples of lesson plans and curriculum, helpful hints and the secrets behind the three Areas for Optimum Learning. Join Donna as she guides you through the Waldorf method and reveals how to educate your children in a nurturing and creative environment. Visit the Waldorf Homeschool Handbook info page HERE.Add a Comment
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|What happened here?|
(I really hope so, and I think they had, because the nest looks old - but that wouldn’t make a story. So for the rest of the questions we’ll say that the eggs or baby birds were still in there.
a) The wind.
b) A predator bird or animal.
c) A bad person - why are they doing it?
d) An alien - what do they think the eggs are?
a) The protagonist (hero) tries to rescue them and put the nest back in the tree. How do they do that? Climb the tree? What happens if they fall out? Or meet an eagle? Or get into trouble because someone thinks they’re trying to steal the nest?
|Questions & answers for writing Raven's Mountain |
(Facing the Mountain)
Or the empty holiday house – where one day my dog ran away and went in the dog door. The dog door was locked from the inside so that he couldn’t get out… There are lots of chances for a story there!
|The island that gave me the first idea for Nim's Island|
The Spring 2015 issue of New Books in German is now available online, with reviews of new books (and some 'Forgotten Gems' -- some of which are already available in translation) and a variety of other features.
The review section introduces a decent selection of new titles -- and great to see that, for example, the Nino Haratischwili already has a UK publisher (I have a copy but haven't gotten around to covering yet -- 1280 pp. is no misprint, but, yes, it impresses).
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