Stig Of The Dump

Stig of the Dump PDF
Author: Clive King
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141960604
Size: 14.72 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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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

Stig Of The Dump

Stig of the Dump PDF
Author: Angel Scott
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780439016896
Size: 72.15 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Reading (Elementary)
Languages : en
Pages : 32
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The Making Of Modern Children S Literature In Britain

The Making of Modern Children s Literature in Britain PDF
Author: Dr Lucy Pearson
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472406052
Size: 69.44 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 228
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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.

Island Of The Blue Dolphins

Island of the Blue Dolphins PDF
Author: Scott O'Dell
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141925248
Size: 67.50 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 160
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Twelve-year-old Karana escapes death at the hands of treacherous hunters, only to find herself totally alone on a harsh desolate island. How she survives in the face of all sorts of dangers makes gripping and inspiring reading. Based on a true story.

Wonder Full Education

Wonder Full Education PDF
Author: Kieran Egan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135051062
Size: 51.85 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 248
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For many children much of the time their experience in classrooms can be rather dull, and yet the world the school is supposed to initiate children into is full of wonder. This book offers a rich understanding of the nature and roles of wonder in general and provides multiple suggestions for to how to revive wonder in adults (teachers and curriculum makers) and how to keep it alive in children. Its aim is to show that adequate education needs to take seriously the task of evoking wonder about the content of the curriculum and to show how this can routinely be done in everyday classrooms. The authors do not wax flowery; they present strong arguments based on either research or precisely described experience, and demonstrate how this argument can be seen to work itself out in daily practice. The emphasis is not on ways of evoking wonder that might require virtuoso teaching, but rather on how wonder can be evoked about the everyday features of the math or science or social studies curriculum in regular classrooms.

Dictionary Of Contemporary Slang

Dictionary of Contemporary Slang PDF
Author: Tony Thorne
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140810220X
Size: 12.32 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 512
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With more than 7,000 definitions, this book provides a definitive guide to the use of slang today. It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as sex and bodily functions. In this convenient paperback edition of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, language and culture expert Tony Thorne explores the ever-changing underworld of the English language, bringing back intriguing examples of eccentricity and irreverence from the linguistic front-line. "Thorne is a kind of slang detective, going down the streets where other lexicographers fear to tread." Daily Telegraph

Mudhakarat Talib

Mudhakarat talib PDF
Author: Jeff Kinney
Publisher:
ISBN: 9786140101630
Size: 21.40 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Diaries
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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aGreg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.

The Hill And Beyond

The Hill and Beyond PDF
Author: Mark J. Docherty
Publisher: British Film Institute
ISBN: 9780851708782
Size: 60.92 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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The variety that is children's television drama is recalled in this book; shows such as: "Grange Hill"; "Stig of The Dump"; "The Railway Children"; "The Magician's House"; "The Chronicles of Narnia"; and "The Box of Delights". It lists entries on every British-made children's drama to have been shown on UK screens since 1950. Critical appraisals assess the kind of stories told for children, along with all the technical data and trivia. Programmes from the BBC and ITV are assessed, whether they were adaptations of literary classics or new, contemporary dramas, adventure, fantasy or science fiction.

Making Facts Matter

Making Facts Matter PDF
Author: Margaret Mallett
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446231760
Size: 56.97 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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There is little doubt that this is a book to which I shall return many times. It genuinely does enrich its readers' understanding' -"Times Educational Supplement " 'Warmly recommended for teachers and essential for the primary school library or staffroom' - "School Librarian "'This is an illuminated and wise book, providing a convincing picture of the nature of primary school children and their work' - "International Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship " This book provides a sound theoretical base, as well as practical examples, on the use and enjoyment of non-fiction books in the classroom. Drawing on research studies from psychology and linguistics, the author brings together what is known about how children learn to read. She relates this specifically to how young readers become able to meet the demands of different kinds of non-fiction texts. She then shows how teachers can support children in becoming readers of non-fiction.

Paid In Full

Paid In Full  PDF
Author: Alex Ogg
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1908354046
Size: 40.24 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 30
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An introduction to the history of British hip-hop as it finally escapes its reputation as the poor cousin of the American variant with a succession of hugely successful releases by the new stars of 'grime'. Alex Ogg, a notable author in this field having previously written The Hip Hop Years (and been a consultant on the accompanying BAFTA nominated documentary strand), The Men Behind Def Jam and Rap Lyrics: From The Sugarhill Gang to Eminem, is a long-term commentator on the global breakout of hip-hop. His latest book explores the unique factors at play in the development of this subculture, tracing it right back to the first key releases in the early 80s, to the false dawn of the early 90s, and finally the spectacular success of grime in the last two years. Key landmarks are addressed along that timeline, and important recordings and incidents appraised, including many first-hand quotes. The ill-defined and much misunderstood ‘grime’ genre is placed in a specific historical context, as well as sections on trip-hop and other contributory/parallel British musics. As well as offering a comprehensive foundation for those who wish to investigate this phenomenon, Ogg provides a recommended listening list as well as snapshots of the new heroes of grime, from Dizzee Rascal and Tinchy Snyder to Tinie Tempah.

Reading For The Love Of It

Reading for the Love of it PDF
Author: Michele Landsberg
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780137551255
Size: 77.86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Best books
Languages : en
Pages : 327
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Now in paperback, the nationally acclaimed guide for parents listing the best children's books, complete with a treasury of more than 400 books. Illustrated.

Mobile Library

Mobile Library PDF
Author: David Whitehouse
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476749469
Size: 54.44 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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From the award-winning novelist David Whitehouse, hailed by The New York Times as “a writer to watch,” a tragicomic adventure about a troubled adolescent boy who escapes his small town in a stolen library-on-wheels. “An archivist of his mother,” Bobby Nusku spends his nights meticulously cataloging her hair, clothing, and other traces of the life she left behind. By day, Bobby and his best friend Sunny hatch a plan to transform Sunny, limb-by-limb, into a cyborg who could keep Bobby safe from schoolyard torment and from Bobby’s abusive father and his bleach-blonde girlfriend. When Sunny is injured in a freak accident, Bobby is forced to face the world alone. Out in the neighborhood, Bobby encounters Rosa, a peculiar girl whose disability invites the scorn of bullies. When Bobby takes Rosa home, he meets her mother, Val, a lonely divorcee, whose job is cleaning a mobile library. Bobby and Val come to fill the emotional void in each other’s lives, but their bond also draws unwanted attention. After Val loses her job and Bobby is beaten by his father, they abscond in the sixteen-wheel bookmobile. On the road they are joined by Joe, a mysterious but kindhearted ex-soldier. This “puzzle of people” will travel across England, a picaresque adventure that comes to rival those in the classic books that fill their library-on-wheels. At once tender, provocative and darkly funny, Mobile Library is a fable about the intrinsic human desire to be loved and understood—and about one boy’s realization that the kinds of adventures found in books can happen in real life. It is the ingenious second novel by a writer whose prose has been hailed as “outlandishly clever” (The New York Times) and “deceptively effortless” (The Boston Globe).

Teaching Primary English Through Drama

Teaching Primary English Through Drama PDF
Author: Suzi Clipson-Boyles
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136728783
Size: 32.72 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 168
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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.

Literacy

Literacy PDF
Author: Sue Palmer
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748785193
Size: 66.81 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 87
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Sue Palmer and Pie Corbett are the best-known names in Primary Literacy. This book distils their vast experience, and the experience of five years of the Literacy Strategy. Enables the reader to discover 'how to really teach with what really works'.