The Moon Over Crete

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Smooth Stone Press, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 128 pages
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Intended for preadolescents, this novel can serve as an antidote to the well-documented sexism girls encounter as they struggle with questions of self-esteem. It tells the story of 11-year-old Lily, harassed by a boy at school, but with a distinct advantage in that her flute teacher is a time traveler. In the novel, Lily travels back 3,500 years to ancient Crete where she discovers that men and women were equal, and where she feels at home in the culture right away. The novel relates Lily's adventures in Crete and how she goes about getting an audience with the queen, incorporating the art, archaeology, and unisex customs of ancient Crete to create a believable fantasy adventure. The study guide is designed to be used by teachers and/or parents to help children better understand the themes of the novel. Each of the six lessons is divided into three parts. The "Questions" section makes sure the children have read the chapters and understand the storyline. The "Discussion Items" section gives suggestions for topics to talk about with the class--not focusing on right or wrong answers, but on getting children to listen to each other's ideas and react to them. The "Activities" section suggest assignments that students can do on their own--mostly writing activities, but also including drawing, interviewing, and library research activities. The guide aims to help children develop a love of reading, as well as a curiosity and thoughtfulness about the world around them. (NKA)
  

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Contents

After School
3
What Mrs Zinn Saw
12
Dinosaurs and Priestesses
19
The Necklace of Time
27
The Trip
34
The Town
41
The Palace
46
The Ceremony
53
The Dance
77
Old Womens Secrets
82
Weak Legs
90
The Return
96
The Decision
100
The Seeds
104
The Dream
107
In the Apple Orchard
110

Evening
61
Looking Good
64
The Suspicious Character
68
The Ship
72
The Queens Counsel
113
The Moon Over Crete
119
Afterword
125
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About the author (1996)

The daughter of Indian immigrants, Jyotsna Sreenivasan was born and raised in Ohio. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous literary magazines and she has received literature grants from the Washington, D.C., Commission on the Arts and Humanities. The author of several nonfiction books published by academic presses and the creator of the online Gender Equality Bookstore, she lives in Moscow, Idaho, with her family. This is her first novel.

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