Stig of the Dump

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Author: Clive King

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141960604

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 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

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Author: Angel Scott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439016896

Category: Reading (Elementary)

Page: 32

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The Making of Modern Children's Literature in Britain

Publishing and Criticism in the 1960s and 1970s

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Author: Dr Lucy Pearson

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472406052

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 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

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Author: Scott O'Dell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141925248

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 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

The Centrality of Wonder in Teaching and Learning Across the Curriculum

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Author: Kieran Egan,Annabella I. Cant,Gillian Judson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135051062

Category: Education

Page: 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

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Author: Tony Thorne

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140810220X

Category: Reference

Page: 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

Making Facts Matter

Reading Non-Fiction 5-11

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Author: Margaret Mallett

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446231760

Category:

Page: 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.

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An Introduction to Brit-Hop, Grime and UK Rap

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Author: Alex Ogg

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1908354046

Category: Music

Page: 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.

Models for Writing

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Author: Chris Buckton,Anne Sanderson

Publisher: Ginn

ISBN: 9780602296889

Category: English language

Page: 96

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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.