Voices In The Park

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Author: Anthony Browne

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1787620204

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Four different voices tell their own versions of the same walk in the park. The radically different perspectives give a fascinating depth to this simple story which explores many of the author's key themes, such as alienation, friendship and the bizarre amid the mundane. Anthony Browne's world-renowned artwork is full of expressive gorillas, vibrant colours and numerous nods to Magritte and other artists, while being uniquely Browne's own style.

Exploring Student Response to Contemporary Picturebooks

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Author: Sylvia Pantaleo

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802097995

Category: Education

Page: 243

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Sylvia Pantaleo seeks to show the ways in which literature teaches artistic codes and conventions, critical thinking skills, visual literacy skills, and interpretative strategies.

Children's Literature and the Fin de Siècle

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Author: International Research Society for Children's Literature. Congress,International Research Society for Children's Literature,Children's Literature Association (U.S.)

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313321207

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

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The close of a century invites both retrospection and prognostication. As a period of transition, it also brings a sense of uncertainty, finality, and apocalypticism. This volume examines fin de siecle tensions in 19th- and 20th-century children's literature from around the world. The contributors look back at children's literature of the past and ahead toward children's literature of the future, while probing such issues as literary nonsense and the breakdown of language, the image of the child as redeemer, social engineering in children's literature, the Holocaust in children's fiction, fear in contemporary fantasy, and changing notions of masculinity.

Voices from the Park

The Nature of Things Left Behind

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Author: Will La Page

Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated

ISBN: 9781607036302

Category: Poetry

Page: 104

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Known affectionately as our public parks, these lands have showered their gifts on the world far longer than they have been parks, and far longer than we have aggrandized ourselves by calling them ours. Through the ages, they have become repositories for all manner of things left behind: petroglyphs and pets, treasures and trash, the dreams and the discards that tell the stories of a park. Oftentimes, the artifacts cry out to be understood, while others mutely speak their simple truths. The mementos left at the Vietnam War Memorial tell more than 58,000 stories of what might have been. The bits of lives left behind at our public parks are like ripples in a pool, telling millions of stories about our connections to the land. While poetry in praise of life can never upstage the real thing, the following collection tries to imagine a few of those stories.

All Voices In: Stories of Struggle, Sacrifice and Strength

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Author: The Metropolitan Soundview High School Creative Writing Class

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304833747

Category: Education

Page: 98

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The students who authored the memoirs in All Voices In: Stories of Struggle, Sacrifice, and Strength were members of the Fall 2013 Creative Writing class at the Metropolitan Soundview High School. For this project, students were asked to create honest and personal narratives about a moment in their lives that resonates with them. The result of this task is a powerful collection of stories that articulate both the challenges and victories that many young people face. While many of the authors featured in this collection have suffered hardship, what shines through is their tremendous strength and spirit. This collection will provide new insight into the lives of teenagers and will help illuminate what it means to be a young person living in the South Bronx.

Voices of Guinness

An Oral History of the Park Royal Brewery

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Author: Tim Strangleman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190645105

Category: History

Page: 352

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Imagine a workplace where workers enjoyed a well-paid job for life, one where they could start their day with a pint of stout and a smoke, and enjoy free meals in silver service canteens and restaurants. During their breaks they could explore acres of parkland planted with hundreds of trees and thousands of shrubs. Imagine after work a place where employees could play more than thirty sports, or join one of the theater groups or dozens of other clubs. Imagine a place where at the end of a working life you could enjoy a company pension from a scheme to which you had never contributed a penny. Imagine working in buildings designed by an internationally renowned architect whose brief was to create a building that "would last a century or two." This is no fantasy or utopian vision of work but a description of the working conditions enjoyed by employees at the Guinness brewery established at Park Royal in West London in the mid-1930s. In this book, Tim Strangleman tells the story of the Guinness brewery at Park Royal, showing how the history of one plant tells us a much wider story about changing attitudes and understandings about work and the organization in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Drawing on extensive oral history interviews with staff and management as well as a wealth of archival and photographic sources, the book shows how progressive ideas of workplace citizenship came into conflict with the pressure to adapt to new expectations about work and its organization. Strangleman illustrates how these changes were experienced by those on the shop floor from the 1960s through to the final closure of the plant in 2005. This book asks striking and important questions about employment and the attachment workers have to their jobs, using the story of one of the UK and Ireland's most beloved brands, Guinness.

Voices from Croke Park

The Stories of 12 GAA Heroes

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Author: Sean Potts

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1845969170

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Voices from Croke Park charts the journeys of 12 true greats of the Gaelic games, each of whom has helped shape the rich history of football and hurling. These are men who pursued glory in Ireland's greatest sporting arena, players whose passion and vision were embodied in their performances in their county's jersey. The footballers featured are Bernard Flynn (Meath), Mikey Sheehy (Kerry), Ciarán Whelan (Dublin), Anthony Molloy (Donegal), Peter Canavan (Tyrone), Liam McHale (Mayo) and Cork footballer and hurler Jimmy Barry-Murphy. From hurling, Eamonn O'Donoghue (Cork), Tony Keady (Galway), DJ Carey (Kilkenny), Gerard McGrattan (Down) and Michael Duignan (Offaly) are interviewed. This collection is a celebration of their achievements in the GAA, with their stories brought vividly to life by Ireland's leading sportswriters.

Catholic Voices in a World on Fire

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Author: Stephen Hand

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1411657772

Category:

Page: 209

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Table of Contents: 1. Tom Cornell: The Making of a Catholic Radical 2. Thomas Storck: Catholic Identity or Conformity to This World 3. Jim Forest: Meeting Thomas Merton 4. Deacon Keith Fournier: Requiem for the Religious Right 5. John P. Hubert: War and Terrorism 6. Maggie Hall: The Option Not to Kill 7. Caryl Johnston: The Sprouting of My Catholic Eye 8. Frank J. Capone: Musings on Christian Tolerance 9. Judith Moriarty: The Best Gift 10. Judy Jones: The Poorest of the Poor 11.Nancy Forest: St. Paul and Women 12. Stephen Hand: The Deity of Jesus Christ and the Death of Liberal Theology 13. Deacon Barth E. Bracy: Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration 14. Deacon Keith Fournier: Another Benedict is Here 15. Carol O'Reilly: Adagio 16. Thomas Storck: Distributism: What is it? 17. Jim Forest: The Spiritual Roots of Protest18. Stephen Hand: Mountain of Light, Hospice for the Broken