The Great Paper Caper

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Author: Oliver Jeffers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698148819

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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From the illustrator of the #1 smash hit The Day the Crayons Quit comes a whodunnit just right for the youngest of readers (not to mention instructions for how to build the perfect paper airplane!) The animals? homes are disappearing. Tree by tree, the forest is being cut down. Clues! There must be clues. For instance, look--there is a mysterious bear carrying an ax! But what would a bear want with so many trees? Perhaps the discarded paper airplanes littering the forest floor have a story to tell? Oliver Jeffers' quirky, childlike humor and lovable illustrations are in full effect in this funny whodunit featuring a winning cast of animals and a message about the importance of conservation and recycling.

The Great Toilet Paper Caper

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Author: Gary Hogg

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780590939386

Category: Contests

Page: 76

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Hoping to break the record for the world's largest toilet-paper roll, Spencer enlists the help of his enthusiastic classmates, and soon his entire town is rolling in all the fun. Original.

A Little Paper Caper

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Author: Oliver Jeffers

Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

ISBN: 9780008276928

Category: Bears

Page: 30

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A specially adapted board book edition of Oliver Jeffers' original whodunit The Great Paper Caper. There was once a forest where everyone was contentedly going about their business. All was well until the strangest thing suddenly started happening. Without any warning, branches started disappearing from trees. Something would have to be done, everyone agreed - everyone that is, except for someone who was acting very mysteriously indeed. A thrilling tale of mystery, crime, a forest, paper planes and a bear who wanted to win!

Irish Children's Literature and Culture

New Perspectives on Contemporary Writing

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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.

Naper and the Missing News Paper Caper

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Author: Penny Sowards

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452068089

Category:

Page: 28

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Dottenville is a very smalle quite town where nothing never happeneds, So the towns people thought, until one day something strange started to happened. Naper is a little red faced doggie who finds his life has been turned upside down when he becomes seperated from his beloved master, He sets out in search of his owner, but what naper really learns on his journey with hope and faith he learns to over come heartbreak and at the same he finds out what second chances and family truley mean in life!! Naper is a book for all hearts of all ages.

Ethics in British Children's Literature

Unexamined Life

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Author: Lisa Sainsbury

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441124950

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Featuring close readings of selected poetry, visual texts, short stories and novels published for children since 1945 from Naughty Amelia Jane to Watership Down, this is the first extensive study of the nature and form of ethical discourse in British children's literature. Ethics in British Children's Literature explores the extent to which contemporary writing for children might be considered philosophical, tackling ethical spheres relevant to and arising from books for young people, such as naughtiness, good and evil, family life, and environmental ethics. Rigorously engaging with influential moral philosophers, from Aristotle through Kant and Hegel, to Arno Leopold, Iris Murdoch, Mary Midgley, and Lars Svendsen, this book demonstrates the narrative strategies employed to engage young readers as moral agents.

New Directions for Special Collections: An Anthology of Practice

An Anthology of Practice

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Author: Lynne M. Thomas,Beth M. Whittaker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440842914

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 249

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Addressing the most exciting and challenging areas in the profession, this text will be invaluable to any professional looking ahead to the future of special collections and related cultural heritage work. • Covers a broad range of special collections work that shares perspectives from many different practitioners and experts in the field • Updates the notion of special collections to the wide range of institutions and contexts where they exist today, illustrating non-traditional opportunities for special collections work • Expands job opportunities for readers by providing an overview of the most compelling and exciting trends and challenges in the changing field of special collections

Florida's Past

People and Events That Shaped the State

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Author: Gene M. Burnett

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 9781561641178

Category: History

Page: 272

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Virtually every month for fourteen years, Gene Burnett wrote a history piece under the title "Florida's Past" for Florida Trend, Florida's respected magazine of business and finance. The first volume of collected essays from that series proved so popular among book readers that two more volumes have been published. Pineapple Press is now proud to make them available in paperback. Burnett's easygoing style and his sometimes surprising choice of topics make history good reading. Each volume divides Florida's people and events into Achievers and Pioneers, Villains and Characters, Heroes and Heroines, War and Peace, and Calamities and Social Turbulence. Read a chapter and you'll find you've gone on to read more. Read this volume and you'll find yourself looking for the next two. Next in series > > See all of the books in this series