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Diary Poetics

Author : Anna Jackson
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The diary is a genre that is often thought of as virtually formless, a "capacious hold-all" for the writer’s thoughts, and as offering unmediated access to the diarist’s true self. Focusing on the diaries of Katherine Mansfield, Virginia Woolf, Antonia White, Joe Orton, John Cheever, and Sylvia Plath, this book looks at how six very different professional writers have approached the diary form with its particular demands and literary potential. As a sequence of separate entries the diary is made up of both gaps and continuities, and the different ways diarists negotiate these aspects of the diary form has radical effects on how their diaries represent both the world and the biographical self. The different published editions of the diaries by Katherine Mansfield, Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath show how editorial decisions can construct sometimes startlingly different biographical portraits. Yet all diaries are constructed, and all diary constructions depend on how the writer works with the diary form.

Grey Griffins The Brimstone Key

Author : Derek Benz
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A brand new adventure starring The Grey Griffins! Max---the leader Natalia---the brains Ernie---the changeling Harley---the muscle A year ago, the Grey Griffins were just regular kids from Avalon, Minnesota. That was before they learned about the existence of evil fairies, werewolves, and other things that go bump in the night. Now they are monster-hunters, celebrated heroes, and allies to the legendary Templar knights---but even heroes have to go to school. When the Griffins enroll at Iron Bridge Academy, a school to train young recruits in the fight against the forces of evil, they find themselves at the center of a whole new adventure. The Clockwork King, a Templar foe from days past, has returned to finish the plan he set in motion decades ago. A plot to steal the souls of changelings---humans infused with fairy blood and supernatural abilities---in order to power his army of clockwork war machines. In The Brimstone Key, authors Derek Benz and J.S. Lewis deftly blend the mystical wonder of steampunk with magic and adventure to create an action-packed thrill ride.

Diary of a Yankee Engineer

Author : John Henry Westervelt
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One hundred and thirty-one years later, John Westervelt's journal - 68 entries written on a series of tattered yellow pages, a record of "such things as may come under my personal observations" - was found in the trash outside his former home in West Farms, New York. Soon after, his drawings, meant to accompany the journal, were discovered in the West Point Special Collections Archives.

Good Books Matter

Author : Shelley Stagg Peterson
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Based on extensive research on the features that make children's books appealing and appropriate, this valuable teacher resource offers guidance on selecting books, strategies for specific grade levels, suggestions for extension, and tips for assessment. This teacher-friendly book is organized around the major genres -- traditional literature, picture books, nonfiction, poetry, and multicultural texts -- that will inspire young readers. Throughout the book, teachers will find suggestions for using literature to implement shared reading, reading aloud, and response strategies with emergent, developing, and independent readers.

This Is a Great Book

Author : Larry Swartz
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"This Is a Great Book!" is rooted in the belief that having a wide range of "great" books to read is essential to student success as readers inside the classroom ... and beyond. Based on extensive research, this highly readable book explores a wide range of recommended titles that cover a spectrum of developmental stages for readers of chapter books to young adult novels. It presents novels around popular themes and features guest voices that include innovative teachers, librarians, booksellers, and students. Numerous activities and literacy events form the core of this valuable resource. Reproducible pages include response activities, reflection tools, assessment profiles, and inventories for easy classroom use. Committed to nurturing the love of reading, the book invites readers to dig deeper in their understanding and appreciation of books by responding through writing, discussion, the arts, media, and more. Special attention is given to the world of independent leisure reading, where students make choices based on their preferences and tastes. Experienced and new teachers will find fresh ideas and the tools they need to guide students to "great" books that will make a difference in their lives.

Extracts from the Diary of a Huntsman with illustrations by the Author

Author : Thomas SMITH (Master of the Craven Hounds.)
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Teaching Young Adult Literature Today

Author : Judith A. Hayn
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This book introduces the reader to what is current and relevant in the plethora of good books available for adolescents. Literary experts illustrate how teachers everywhere can help their students become lifelong readers by simply introducing them to great reads—smart, insightful, and engaging books that are specifically written for adolescents.

The Diary of an Anarchist s Apprentice

Author : Ian M. Gilroy
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I spent most of the 70's living by definition as a part time student in the UK. I was more intoxicated by the 'school of life', rather than the tedious dedication to the university lecture hall. This preoccupation took me by way of Newcastle, via London, to of all places Plymouth Devon. I have managed to take myself back to this period using music as an ‘astral time machine’. Every memory has a soundtrack, and ‘Classic Rock’ of this era was a driving force encompassing much of the countercultures’ collective mindset. It was a decade of reflection, brought about by stagnation and conflict. The Vietnam War, The Cold War, The IRA, The PLO, The Red Army Faction, and let's face it by definition chaos. It appeared armed insurrection was the modality chosen by some to effectuate change. It was a time of high unemployment, strikes and inflation, the Irish question, the political scandals; where Britain teetered on the brink. It was a period where I dropped out, hoping by doing so, my brief infatuation with borderline anarchy would allow me to live and enjoy life encapsulated in my own little world. I found myself hunkering down with a small group of like-minded scoundrels, tipsy, as we tottered somewhere between nihilistic intention and anarchistic intervention. We decided the best way to deal with the uncertainty was to simply poke fun and hatch a prank or two, all while we ignored the possibility of incarceration. The aftermath usually led us to the closest pub, where we would covertly hide behind the blur of excess and the ensuing laughter. This was the gestation that gave birth to the ‘Scilly Pranksters’. It is where ‘Monty Python’ met ‘National Lampoon’s Animal House’, and the cast ended up partying with ‘Cheech and Chong’. The jocular hilarity will allow the reader to meet and follow the exploits of ‘the gang’, as we plotted or simply found ourselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. The Diary of an Anarchist’s Apprentice ravages mainstream society tackling its deficiencies in a parodistic way, sprinkling just enough satire to keep the beat, as we hitched rides through, politics, religion, the drug culture, the ‘New Age’, the occult, free love, and the music explosion. These memoirs capture a collection of 20 escapades, etched in time as ‘legend’ rather than myth or drug induced fantasy. They feature comedic episodes such as our extemporaneous decision to leave our mark on a Vulcan bomber during a low level display, which highlighted the Queen’s Silver Jubilee; the plot to borrow a diesel powered sub from her Majesty’s scrap yard so we could perform our rendition of a ‘Yellow Submarine’; the divine hand of God intervening to save a group of nuns after their car lost control, coincidentally after a rather prodigious Polish Kielbasa appeared to manifest where one’s manhood should have been sheltered; the unforgettable sequence of events leading up to an impromptu meeting of wannabee anarchists and witches enjoying the warmth of a fire during a ‘black mass’; and of course as an encore, a ‘close encounter’ of the strange kind, ‘high’ atop a Tor where UFOs had the nerve to interrupt our quest to find God, and apologize for some, but not all of our past transgressions. These and other short stories are strategically placed, preserving an informal time-line that encompassed the decade of the 70’s.

A Country Diary for North Wales

Author : Jan Miller
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Jan Miller's "Country Diary" began life as a monthly nature column in the Denbighshire Free Press. Jan helps people find new beauty in their surroundings, highlighting the natural world around us, and putting people in touch with organisations working to protect the environment.

Showbusiness The Diary of a Rock n Roll Nobody

Author : Mark Radcliffe
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'Mark Radcliffe: the world of rock salutes you' Melody Maker Mark Radcliffe recalls his less-than-glittering rock career in a succession of bands which all ended in ignominy and frustration. 'Lancashire's answer to Nick Hornby. If Mark Radcliffe ever gets bored with DJing, there's a highly promising career as a writer waiting for him.' Mirror Combining his trademark humour with an acute eye for the ridiculous, Mark admits his part in bands like The Berlin Airlift (hastily named during a history lesson), the life-changing punk revolution in Bob Sleigh and The Crestas and even a flirtation with thirty-something pub rock. 'Hilarious. One of the funniest books I've read all year.' U Magazine Interwoven with the musical disasters is the appealing rites-of-passage story of a middle-class grammar school boy who finally leaves Bolton for university. Splattered with memorable episodes and Viz-like characters, Showbusiness retraces the steps that should have led Mark to headlining Wembley Arena, but which took him to Radio 1 instead.