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An author a month: for pennies by Sharron L. McElmeel

By Sharron L. McElmeel

Deliver favourite authors and kids jointly on your school room with those 3 acclaimed books. every one publication contains biographical details, a photograph web page, booklists, and diverse actions designed to construct studying talents through stimulating studying enjoyable.

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Scribner, 1982. ) From the storytellers of East Africa comes this tale of the sorcerer, whose images are brought forth through the brilliant shadows of their surroundings. 1. Read the poem of Cendrars without showing Brown's illustrations. Make an illustration depicting the feeling conveyed by this poem. 2. Share the illustrations by Brown for this poem. Reread the poem or show the filmstrip/cassette available from Weston Woods. 3. Discuss the technique used by Brown to make the illustrations for the Shadow book.

This will provide for appropriate programming for a full twelve months. During the full months of a standard school year an author focus can be chosen from the full author units. The author capsule units may be used during partial school months that surround traditional holidays or extend into the summer. Public library program/summer school directors who utilize this material may wish to reverse that and use the full author units during the summer when their clientele is at the maximum. Page xvi Once the schedule of authors to be featured each month has been chosen you can bring that author to your class or library for just pennies.

The origin of these tales is briefly discussed in the preceding annotation and more completely discussed under the entry of Anansi in Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore Mythology and Legend, vol. I: A-I, edited by Maria Leach (Funk & Wagnalls, 1949). Page 7 2. Locate other Anansi stories. Examples are found in single edition tales which include: Gerald McDermott's Anansi the Spider (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1972) and Gail E. Haley's A StoryA Story (Atheneum, 1970). Collections which feature Anansi tales include Behind the Back of the Mountain: Black Folktales from Southern Africa by Verna Aardema, illustrated by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon (Dial, 1973), and The Ox of the Wonderful Horns and Other African Folktales, collected by Ashley Bryan (Atheneum, 1971).

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