The Umbrella Man and Other Stories

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101636289

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 275

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Is it really possible to invent a machine that does the job of a writer? What is it about the landlady's house that makes it so hard for her guests to leave? Does Sir Basil Turton value most his wife or one of his priceless sculptures? These compelling tales are a perfect introduction to the adult writing of a storytelling genius.

Blossom English 1

Author: John Stephen Knodell

Publisher: Toem Books

ISBN: 9784908152184


Page: 148

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The Blossom English series is a content-based textbook that uses authentic readings with grammar, writing, and speaking exercises. While the textbook is rich with grammar exercises, exercises can be used to A) create conversations from the grammar exercises B) test students on the problematic grammar points throughout the book, and C) connect the reading book with sections of the textbook, for example, the making perfect sentences and grammar focus sections.
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The Great Automatic Grammatizator and Other Stories

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141928948

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 5558


CAN a machine really do the job of a writer? HOW would you take exact revenge on a cruel tabloid journalist? WHY does no one emerge from the house of an eccentric landlady? THIRTEEN UNEXPECTED TALES WITH SHOCKING AND UNSETTLING TWISTS AT EVERY TURN.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books, 3rd Edition

The Inside Story on Publishing Kids’ Books—from Beginning to End!

Author: Harold D. Underdown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101460806

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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'Honest and precise, everything about writing for children there is to know.' Jane Yolen, author Here is the comprehensive guide to writing, publishing, and selling for an ever-expanding and always exciting children's market, now in a new and updated third edition. - Includes new chapters on self-publishing and on "how to choose a how-to", plus revision and updates throughout. - Offers practical advice on getting started and on dealing with out-of-print books. - Covers picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, middle-grade and young novels, and common formats and genres. - Reveals what happens inside a children's publishing company, and provides guidance in working with an editor. - Sample cover and query letters, manuscript format, glossary, and recommended resources in an extensive appendix. - Plus information on agents, contracts, copyright, marketing and more.

Common Core Curriculum: English, Grades 6-8

Author: Great Minds

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118846796

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Common Core's English resources empower educators to meet the expectations of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA) and build essential content knowledge for students in grades 6-8. Each grade in The Wheatley Portfolio features a comprehensive, coherent sequence of thematic units that engage students in deep study of worthwhile texts and topics. Features of this book include: Six thematic units for each grade, each centered on a curated collection of literary and informational texts Focus standards for each unit that complement the topic and promote student mastery of essential literacy skills Suggested texts and activities to incorporate science, art, and history into English instruction This revised second edition includes a sample text study that guides students through a close read of an exemplary text, updated web resources, and refreshed suggested works. Educators who create their curriculum based on Common Core's Wheatley Portfolioguarantee that students are exposed to content-rich instruction and have ample opportunity to master the reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language skills articulated in the CCSS for ELA.

The Jimmyjohns

And Other Stories

Author: Abby Morton Diaz

Publisher: N.A



Page: 262

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About Love and Other Stories

Author: Anton Chekhov

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191560620

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 9584


'the greatest short story writer who has ever lived' Raymond Carver's unequivocal verdict on Chekhov's genius has been echoed many times by writers as diverse as Katherine Mansfield, Somerset Maugham, John Cheever and Tobias Wolf. While his popularity as a playwright has sometimes overshadowed his achievements in prose, the importance of Chekhov's stories is now recognized by readers as well as by fellow authors. Their themes - alienation, the absurdity and tragedy of human existence - have as much relevance today as when they were written, and these superb new translations capture their modernist spirit. Elusive and subtle, spare and unadorned, the stories in this selection are among Chekhov's most poignant and lyrical. They include well-known pieces such as 'The Lady with the Little Dog', as well as less familiar work like 'Gusev', inspired by Chekhov's travels in the Far East, and 'Rothschild's Violin', a haunting and darkly humorous tale about death and loss. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Jeeves and the Yule-Tide Spirit and Other Stories

Author: P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473518598

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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‘Does one desire the Yule-tide spirit, sir?’ ‘Certainly one does. I am all for it.’ Aunts, engagements, misunderstandings and hangover cures; this delightful collection from ‘the greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness’ (Julian Fellowes) brings together a baker’s dozen of P. G. Wodehouse’s finest short stories. ‘A comic master’ David Walliams ‘A cavalcade of perfect joy’ Caitlin Moran

Last Stories and Other Stories

Author: William T Vollmann

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698135482

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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Supernaturally tinged stories from William T. Vollmann, author of the National Book Award winner Europe Central In this magnificent new work of fiction, his first in nine years, celebrated author William T. Vollmann offers a collection of ghost stories linked by themes of love, death, and the erotic. A Bohemian farmer’s dead wife returns to him, and their love endures, but at a gruesome price. A geisha prolongs her life by turning into a cherry tree. A journalist, haunted by the half-forgotten killing of a Bosnian couple, watches their story, and his own wartime tragedy, slip away from him. A dying American romances the ghost of his high school sweetheart while a homeless salaryman in Tokyo animates paper cutouts of ancient heroes. Are ghosts memories, fantasies, or monsters? Is there life in death? Vollmann has always operated in the shadowy borderland between categories, and these eerie tales, however far-flung their settings, all focus on the attempts of the living to avoid, control, or even seduce death. Vollmann’s stories will transport readers to a fantastical world where love and lust make anything possible.

Whatever Happened to the "paper Rex" Man

And Other Stories of Cleveland's Near West Side, 20th Century

Author: The May Dugan Center

Publisher: Ohio

ISBN: 9780963076014

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 108

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Contains seventy-two brief accounts of life on the near west side of Cleveland, Ohio, in the early twentieth century.