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The Meanwhile Adventures

The Meanwhile Adventures

  • Author: Roddy Doyle
  • Publisher: Scholastic Fiction
  • ISBN: 1407162403
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 176
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Can Rover the wonder-dog rescue his owner from prison whilst saving the world from an army of evil slugs? If anyone can, it's Rover! Wickedly funny antics with a motley mutt!

The Rover Adventures

The Rover Adventures

  • Author: Roddy Doyle
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781407144825
  • Category: Children's stories, English
  • Page: 432
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This special edition includes The Giggler Treatment, Rover Saves Christmas and The Meanwhile Adventures. Join Rover the wonder-dog and the eccentric but lovable Mack family as they get into one madcap adventure after the other! The poo is about to hit the shoe... "Riotously funny" The Times "Packed full of bizarre humour, imagination and a whole lot of poo..." Bookseller "Brilliant" Irish Independent

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works

  • Author: Christopher Riches,Michael Cox
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019251850X
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: N.A
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Over 3,200 entries An essential guide to authors and their works that focuses on the general canon of British literature from the fifteenth century to the present. There is also some coverage of non-fiction such as biographies, memoirs, and science, as well as inclusion of major American and Commonwealth writers. This online-exclusive new edition adds 60,000 new words, including over 50 new entries dealing with authors who have risen to prominence in the last five years, as well as fully updating the entries that currently exist. Each entry provides details of a writer's nationality and birth/death dates, followed by a listing of their titles arranged chronologically by date of publication.

Good Books Matter

Good Books Matter

How to Choose and Use Children's Literature to Help Students Grow as Readers

  • Author: Shelley Stagg Peterson,Larry Swartz
  • Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
  • ISBN: 1551382326
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 184
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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.

The Only Quiz Book You Will Ever Need

The Only Quiz Book You Will Ever Need

  • Author: National Quiz Team
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1473517648
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 448
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The championship winning England team presents for the very first time, 3,000 questions in a quiz book for all the family. Fresh from winning the European Championships, the England quiz team have put their heads together and compiled 200 quizzes to challenge every member of the family. From questions for kids, to History, TV and Sport, and of course general knowledge, there’s a quiz to suit everyone. And for those quiz fanatics among you, there are even a few fiendishly difficult ones that our very own champions struggled to answer. So pit yourself against the best, or just join in for a bit of fun; and whether you’re playing in groups or simply testing your own skill, one thing is for sure – a quiz book put together by the best team in Europe is guaranteed to be the only quiz book you’ll ever need.

Irish Children's Literature and Culture

Irish Children's Literature and Culture

New Perspectives on Contemporary Writing

  • Author: Keith O'Sullivan,Valerie Coghlan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113682510X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 228
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What constitutes a ‘national literature’ is rarely straightforward, and it is especially complex when discussing writing for young people in an Irish context. Until recently, there was only a slight body of work that could be classified as ‘Irish children’s literature’ (whatever the parameters) in comparison with Ireland’s contribution to adult literature in the twentieth century. This volume looks critically at Irish writing for children from the 1980s to the present, examining the work of many writers and illustrators and engaging with all the major forms and genres. Topics include the gothic, the speculative, picturebooks, poetry, post-colonial discourse, identity and ethnicity, and globalization. Modern Irish children’s literature is also contextualized in relation to Irish mythology and earlier writings, thereby demonstrating the complexity of this fascinating area. The contributors, who are leading experts in their fields, examine a range of texts in relation to contemporary literary and cultural theory, and also in relation to writing for adults, thereby inviting a consideration of how well writing for a young audience can compare with writing for an adult one. This groundbreaking work is essential reading for all interested in Irish literature, childhood, and children’s literature.

The Woman Who Walked into Doors

The Woman Who Walked into Doors

A Novel

  • Author: Roddy Doyle
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1440674345
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 240
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From the Booker Prize-winning author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, the heartrending story of a brave and tenacious housewife Look for Roddy Doyle’s new novel, Smile, coming in October of 2017 Paula Spencer is a thirty-nine-year-old working-class woman struggling to reclaim her dignity after marriage to an abusive husband and a worsening drinking problem. Paula recalls her contented childhood, the audacity she learned as a teenager, the exhilaration of her romance with Charlo, and the marriage to him that left her feeling powerless. Capturing both her vulnerability and her strength, Roddy Doyle gives Paula a voice that is real and unforgettable.

The Van

The Van

  • Author: Roddy Doyle
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1409046575
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
  • View: 2227
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Jimmy Rabbitte is unemployed and rapidly running out of money. His best friend Bimbo has been made redundant at the company where he has worked for many years. The two old friends are out of luck and out of options. That is, until Bimbo finds a dilapidated 'chipper van' and the pair decide to go into business... By the bestselling author of The Commitments and The Snapper, The Van is a tender tale of male friendship, swimming in grease and stained with ketchup.

Jimmy Jazz

Jimmy Jazz

  • Author: Roddy Doyle
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448190258
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 16
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Jimmy Rabbitte hates jazz, always has. But his wife Aiofe loves it, and Jimmy loves Aiofe. So when, in attempt to convert him, she buys him two tickets for a Keith Jarrett concert he decides to take Outspan, former member of Jimmy’s band The Commitments, who has come back into his life after a chance meeting in the cancer clinic. Jarrett is famous for being intolerant of any noise at all – a cough, a sneeze, a wheeze – from the audience, stopping playing and shaming the perpetrator. And Outspan’s diagnosis is lung cancer, it’s pretty bad, and he needs an oxygen cylinder to breathe properly. Will Outspan create havoc? Will Jimmy learn to love jazz at last?

Rover and the Big Fat Baby

Rover and the Big Fat Baby

  • Author: Roddy Doyle
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1509836918
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Rover, canine star of The Giggler Treatment, Rover Saves Christmas and The Meanwhile Adventures is back! The BFB (Big Fat Baby) is missing! Can Rover the wonder dog and his little nephew Messi (who is actually very tidy) track her down? While Rover and co. are hot on the trail of the BFB, via Granny Mack's backpack, the post lady's basket and a plane bound for Africa, it looks like the Gigglers are about to run out of poo . . . And without an urgent delivery from Rover, how will they be able to give the Giggler Treatment to grumpy adults and help kids all over the country? In Rover and the Big Fat Baby, Rover returns for another adventure in this bestselling illustrated series by Booker Prize-winner Roddy Doyle.