The Newbery Companion: Booktalk and Related Materials for Newbery Medal and Honor Books (Google eBook)

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Libraries Unlimited, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 465 pages
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A wealth of information about Newbery award winners and honor books is at your fingertips with this new release. You'll find detailed plot summaries, booktalks, updated information about the winning titles and authors, suggestions for read-alikes, and ideas for how to introduce the books to young readers. Entries are arranged chronologically from 1922 through 2001. A history of the award and a discussion of the award process are also included.

  

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Contents

1920s
1
Lofting Hugh The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle
7
Hawes Charles B The Dark Frigate
10
Finger Charles Tales from Silver Lands
13
Chrisman Arthur Bowie Shen of the Sea
17
James Will Smoky the Cowhorse
22
Mukerji Dhan Gopal Gay Neck the Story of a Pigeon
26
Kelly Eric P The Trumpeter of Krakow
30
LEngle Madeleine A Wrinkle in Time
241
Neville Emily Its Like This Cat
247
Wojciechowska Maia Shadow of a Bull
252
De Trevino Elizabeth Borton I Juan de Pareja
256
Hunt Irene Up a Road Slowly
261
Konigsburg Elaine L From the Mixedup Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler
267
Alexander Lloyd The High King
273
1970s
279

1930s
37
Coatsworth Elizabeth The Cat Who Went to Heaven
44
Armer Laura Waterless Mountain
52
Lewis Elizabeth Foreman Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze
59
Meigs Cornelia Invincible Louisa The Story of the Author of Little Women
64
Shannon Monica Dobry
72
Brink Carol Ryrie Caddie Woodlawn
76
Sawyer Ruth Roller Skates
82
Seredy Kate The White Stag
89
Enright Elizabeth Thimble Summer
94
1940s
101
Sperry Armstrong Call It Courage
106
Edmonds Walter D The Matchlock Gun
112
Gray Elizabeth Janet Adam of the Road
118
Forbes Esther Johnny Tremain
123
Lawson Robert Rabbit Hill
129
Lenski Lois Strawberry Girl
135
Bailey Carolyn Miss Hickory
141
Du Bois William Pene The TwentyOne Balloons
147
Henry Marguerite King of the Wind
153
1950s
161
Yates Elizabeth Amos Fortune Free Man
168
Estes Eleanor Ginger Pye
174
Clark Ann Nolan Secret of the Andes
181
Krumgold Joseph And Now Miguel
188
DeJong Meindert The Wheel on the School
195
Latham Jean Lee Carry On Mr Bowditch
200
Sorensen Virginia Miracles on Maple Hill
205
Keith Harold Rifles for Watie
212
Speare Elizabeth George The Witch of Blackbird Pond
218
1960s
225
ODell Scott Island of the Blue Dolphins
230
Speare Elizabeth George The Bronze Bow
236
Byars Betsy Summer of the Swans
284
OBrien Robert C Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
290
George Jean Craighead Julie of the Wolves
296
Fox Paula The Slave Dancer
302
Hamilton Virginia M C Higgins the Great
307
Cooper Susan The Grey King
314
Taylor Mildred D Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry
318
Paterson Katherine Bridge to Terabithia
323
Raskin Ellen The Westing Game
328
1980s
333
Paterson Katherine Jacob Have I Loved
338
Willard Nancy A Visit to William Blakes Inn Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers
342
Voigt Cynthia Diceys Song
346
Cleary Beverly Dear Mr Henshaw
353
McKinley Robin The Hero and the Crown
359
MacLachlan Patricia Sarah Plain and Tall
364
Fleischman Sid The Whipping Boy
368
Freedman Russell Lincoln A Photobiography
374
Fleischman Paul A Joyful Noise Poems for Two Voices
378
1990s
383
Spinelli Jerry Maniac Magee
389
Naylor Phyllis Reynolds Shiloh
394
Rylant Cynthia Missing May
399
Lowry Lois The Giver
405
Creech Sharon Walk Two Moons
409
Cushman Karen The Midwifes Apprentice
414
Konigsburg Elaine L The View from Saturday
421
Hesse Karen Out of the Dust
426
Sachar Louis Holes
431
2000s
435
Peck Richard A Year Down Yonder
439
Index
451
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Page xvii - Newbery, the famous eighteenth-century publisher and seller of children's books, it is given annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published during the preceding year.
Page xiv - When he enters a house, his first declaration is that he cannot sit down; and, so short are his visits, that he seldom appears to have come for any other reason but to say he must go.
Page xv - It would both have excited your Pity, and have done your Heart good, to have seen how fond these two little ones were of each other, and how, Hand in Hand, they trotted about.
Page 1 - History is the mighty Tower of Experience, which Time has built amidst the endless fields of bygone ages. It is no easy task to reach the top of this ancient structure and get the benefit of the full view. There is no elevator, but young feet are strong and it can be done.
Page xiii - A Token for Children. Being an Exact Account of the Conversion, Holy and Exemplary Lives and Joyful Deaths of Several Young Children.
Page xvi - To encourage original and creative work in the field of books for children. To emphasize to the public that contributions to the literature for children deserve similar recognition to poetry, plays, or novels.
Page xiv - This person was no other than the philanthropic bookseller in St. Paul's Church-yard, who has written so many little books for children: he called himself their friend ; but he was the friend of all mankind.
Page xv - The Lilliputian Magazine; or the Young Gentleman and Lady's Golden Library, being an Attempt to mend the World, to render the Society of Man more Amiable, and to Establish the Plainness, Simplicity, Virtue and Wisdom of the Golden Age, so much celebrated by the Poets and Historians.
Page xiv - Care and Discontent shortened the Days of Little Margery's Father.— He was forced from his Family, and seized with a violent Fever in a Place where Dr. James's Powder was not to be had, and where he died miserably.

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JOHN T. GILLESPIE is former Dean and Instructor of Library Science at Long Island University, New York. He has authored numerous books in areas of library management, school libraries, and children's and young adult literature.CORINNE J. NADEN is a freelance writer and editor based in Dobbs Ferry, New York, and has published more than 30 books.

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