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The Middle Ages
Susan Wise Bauer
0971412936
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary-school children. Enjoy it together and introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world's civilizations. Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lives—and our children need to learn about the other countries of the world and their history. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of other lands. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 2: The Middle Ages weaves world history into a story book format. Who discovered chocolate? What happened to the giant Fovor of the Mighty Blows? Why did the Ottoman Turks drag their war ships across dry land? The Story of the World covers the sweep of human history from ancient times...


The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls
074324754X
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Review
Jeannette Walls's father always called her "Mountain Goat" and there's perhaps no more apt nickname for a girl who navigated a sheer and towering cliff of childhood both daily and stoically. In The Glass Castle, Walls chronicles her upbringing at the hands of eccentric, nomadic parents--Rose Mary, her frustrated-artist mother, and Rex, her brilliant, alcoholic father. To call the elder Walls's childrearing style laissez faire would be putting it mildly. As Rose Mary and Rex, motivated by whims and paranoia, uprooted their kids time and again, the youngsters (Walls, her brother and two sisters) were left largely to their own devices. But while Rex and Rose Mary firmly believed children learned best from their own mistakes, they themselves never seemed to do so, repeating the same disastrous patterns that eventually landed...


The Story of the World
Susan Wise Bauer
0972860339
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Discover the marvelous stories of the world's modern nations with the newest volume of this read-aloud series. Where was the Crystal Palace? Who was the Sick Man of Europe? And how did cow fat start a revolution? Now more than ever, other countries and customs affect our everyday lives—and our children need to learn about the people who live all around the world. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of modern nations all around the world. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, the final volume of the popular Story of the World series weaves world history into a storybook format, covering major historical events in the years 1850-2000. From the Middle East and China to Africa and the Americas—find out what happened all around the world in the last century and a half....


Night
Elie Wiesel
0374500010
January 2006
Paperback
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Amazon.com
In Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel's memoir Night, a scholarly, pious teenager is wracked with guilt at having survived the horror of the Holocaust and the genocidal campaign that consumed his family. His memories of the nightmare world of the death camps present him with an intolerable question: how can the God he once so fervently believed in have allowed these monstrous events to occur? There are no easy answers in this harrowing book, which probes life's essential riddles with the lucid anguish only great literature achieves. It marks the crucial first step in Wiesel's lifelong project to bear witness for those who died.

The New York Times
"A slim volume of terrifying power"

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Story of the World, Volume 3
Susan Wise Bauer
0971412995
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary-school children. Enjoy it together and introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world's civilizations. Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lives—and our children need to learn about the other countries of the world and their history. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of other lands. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child; Volume 3: Early Modern Times weaves world history into a story book format. Who was the Sun King? Why did the Luddites go around England smashing machines? And how did samurai become sumo wrestlers? The Story of the World covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present....


Night
Elie Wiesel
0374399972
January 2006
Hardcover
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Amazon.com
In Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel's memoir Night, a scholarly, pious teenager is wracked with guilt at having survived the horror of the Holocaust and the genocidal campaign that consumed his family. His memories of the nightmare world of the death camps present him with an intolerable question: how can the God he once so fervently believed in have allowed these monstrous events to occur? There are no easy answers in this harrowing book, which probes life's essential riddles with the lucid anguish only great literature achieves. It marks the crucial first step in Wiesel's lifelong project to bear witness for those who died.

The New York Times
"A slim volume of terrifying power"

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The Middle Ages
Susan Wise Bauer
0971412944
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This comprehensive activity book and curriculum guide contains all you need to make history come alive for your child! Don't just read about history—experience it! Colro a picture of a Viking warrior, make an edible oasis, create a Moorish ruler's turban and Aztec jewelry and more. Designed to turn the accompanying book The Story of the World: Volume 2: The Middle Ages into a complete history program, this Activity Book provides you with comprehension questions and answers, sample narrations, maps and geography activities, coloring pages, lists of additional readings in history and literature, and plenty of simple, hands-on activities&151;all designed for grades 1-4.

About the Author
Susan Wise Bauer is a novelist and educator. With her mother, Hessie Wise, she...


Night
Elie Wiesel
0553272535
March 1982
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
In Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel's memoir Night, a scholarly, pious teenager is wracked with guilt at having survived the horror of the Holocaust and the genocidal campaign that consumed his family. His memories of the nightmare world of the death camps present him with an intolerable question: how can the God he once so fervently believed in have allowed these monstrous events to occur? There are no easy answers in this harrowing book, which probes life's essential riddles with the lucid anguish only great literature achieves. It marks the crucial first step in Wiesel's lifelong project to bear witness for those who died.

Review
"To  the best of my knowledge no one has left behind him  so moving a record." -- Alfred...


The Story of the World
Susan Wise Bauer
0972860320
Oct 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This comprehensive activity book and curriculum guide contains all you need to make history come alive for your child! Don't just read about history—experience it! Color a picture of Captain Cook in Botany Bay, design a Persian rug, play the Battle of Bunker Hill board game, and pan for gold. Designed to turn the accompanying book The Story of the World, Volume 3 into a complete history program, this activity book provides comprehension questions and answers, sample narrations, maps and geography activities, coloring pages, lists of additional readings in history and literature, and many simple, hands-on activities—all designed for grades 1-4.

About the Author
Susan Wise Bauer is a novelist and educator. She is the author of The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the...


My Life in France
Julia Child
1400043468
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. With Julia Child's death in 2004 at age 91, her grandnephew Prud'homme (The Cell Game) completed this playful memoir of the famous chef's first, formative sojourn in France with her new husband, Paul Child, in 1949. The couple met during WWII in Ceylon, working for the OSS, and soon after moved to Paris, where Paul worked for the U.S. Information Service. Child describes herself as a "rather loud and unserious Californian," 36, six-foot-two and without a word of French, while Paul was 10 years older, an urbane, well-traveled Bostonian. Startled to find the French amenable and the food delicious, Child enrolled at the Cordon Bleu and toiled with increasing zeal under the rigorous tutelage of éminence grise Chef Bugnard. "Jackdaw Julie," as Paul called her, collected every manner of...


The Story of the World
Susan Wise Bauer
0972860347
July 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Discover the marvelous stories of the world's modern nations with the newest volume of this read-aloud series. Where was the Crystal Palace? Who was the Sick Man of Europe? And how did cow fat start a revolution? Now more than ever, other countries and customs affect our everyday lives—and our children need to learn about the people who live all around the world. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of modern nations all around the world. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, the final volume of the popular Story of the World series weaves world history into a storybook format, covering major historical events in the years 1850-2000. From the Middle East and China to Africa and the Americas—find out what happened all around the world in the last century and a half....


Timechart History of the World
Barnes & Noble
0760765340
September 2004
Hardcover
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The Modern Age
Susan Wise Bauer
0972860355
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This comprehensive activity book/curriculum guide contains all you need to make modern history come alive for your child! Don't just read about history—experience it! Designed to turn The Story of the World, Volume 4 into a complete history program, this activity book provides comprehension questions and answers, sample narrations, maps and geography activities, coloring pages, lists of additional history and literature readings, and many hands-on learning activities, all designed for grades 2-5.

About the Author
Susan Wise Bauer teaches at the College of William & Mary in Virginia. She is the author of The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had and the co-author of the best-selling The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at...


The Book Thief
Markus Zusak
0375831002
March 2006
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Starred Review. Grade 9 Up–Zusak has created a work that deserves the attention of sophisticated teen and adult readers. Death himself narrates the World War II-era story of Liesel Meminger from the time she is taken, at age nine, to live in Molching, Germany, with a foster family in a working-class neighborhood of tough kids, acid-tongued mothers, and loving fathers who earn their living by the work of their hands. The child arrives having just stolen her first book–although she has not yet learned how to read–and her foster father uses it, The Gravediggers Handbook, to lull her to sleep when shes roused by regular nightmares about her younger brothers death. Across the ensuing years of the late 1930s and into the 1940s, Liesel collects more stolen books as well as a peculiar set of...


To Our Children's Children
Bob Greene
0385467974
Feb 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description
A warm, accessible, step-by-step guide to creating precious personal histories from the memories of older people, by the best-selling author of Hang Time and his sister, journalist D. G. Fulford.

From the Publisher
A warm, accessible, step-by-step guide to creating precious personal histories from the memories of older people, by the best-selling author of Hang Time and his sister, journalist D. G. Fulford.

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Night
Elie Wiesel
1419390694
January 2006
Compact Disc
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Book Review
In Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel's memoir Night, a scholarly, pious teenager is wracked with guilt at having survived the horror of the Holocaust and the genocidal campaign that consumed his family. His memories of the nightmare world of the death camps present him with an intolerable question: how can the God he once so fervently believed in have allowed these monstrous events to occur? There are no easy answers in this harrowing book, which probes life's essential riddles with the lucid anguish only great literature achieves. It marks the crucial first step in Wiesel's lifelong project to bear witness for those who died. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

The New York Times
"A slim volume of terrifying power" --This text refers to the...


Savage Girls and Wild Boys
Michael Newton
0312423357
Mar 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
As a child, literature professor Michael Newton (University College, London) was captivated by Tarzan movies and Kipling's The Jungle Book. It's only fitting, then, that his first book, Savage Girls and Wild Boys: A History of Feral Children, would investigate the history of children raised by (among others) wolves, monkeys and wild dogs. If these children help us understand "our continuing relationship with the savage image of ourselves" they also serve as a useful mirror of society's ills. As Newton argues, the medical treatments, therapeutic interventions, and general media hoopla following the discoveries of these children sharply reveal the intellectual and political fixations of their particular historical milieu from Victor, the "Wild Child of Aveyron," in 1800, onward. As interesting as such stories are...


Shakespeare for Children
Based On Work by William Shakespeare
1882513150
May 1997
Audio
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From AudioFile
Jim Weiss uses his distinctive story-telling style on two of Shakespeare's plays, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. He presents the story of each, using the approach that has gained him acclaim for his GREEK MYTHS, KING ARTHUR, THE JUNGLE BOOK and numerous others. Weiss tells each story in a way that simplifies but doesn't dumb-down the literary quality. He uses phrases and descriptions from the text, but embellishes the characters with voices and emphasis. The cast of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM offers lots of opportunity for character voices, and the playfulness is most appealing for children. In THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, casting Kate like a tempestuous sister will resonate with siblings. Weiss is particularly good at holding the attention of listeners of all ages. He gives us a family event--making...


The Book of the Dead
Douglas J. Preston
0446576980
May 30, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Bestsellers Preston and Child have come up with another gripping, action-packed page-turner in this concluding volume to a trilogy pitting their Holmesian hero, FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast, against his Mycroft-turned-Moriarty—his younger brother, Diogenes. Picking up shortly after the events of 2005's Dance of Death, the book opens with the arrival of a package of fine dust at the Museum of Natural History; Diogenes has returned the diamonds he stole earlier. Meanwhile, Aloysius is in prison, having been framed for a number of murders. As his friends plot to spring him, his adversary lays the groundwork for a crowning criminal achievement. A mysterious benefactor funds the restoration of an ancient Egyptian tomb at the museum, but the work is beset by the mayhem Preston and Child's readers have come to...


Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood
Paula S. Fass
0028657144
Oct 2003
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Intended to provide "the interested reader with a necessary introduction to the wide range of issues that define the field" of children's history, the volumes of this encyclopedia draw on the expertise of more than 300 scholars from around the world for 445 articles arranged in alphabetical order. Among the contributors are authors of several important books written about the history of children over the past two decades, including Paula Petrick, who wrote Small Worlds: Children and Adolescents in America, 1850-1950 (Univ. of Kansas, 1992), and Joseph E. Illick, author of American Childhoods (Univ. of Pennsylvania, 2002).Articles vary in length from 500 to 5,000 words and cover topics in such broad areas as history, social sciences, literature, medicine, and law as they relate to the history of childhood and...

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