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Herbert Rowbarge

Author : Natalie Babbitt
ISBN : 9781429955409
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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From the author of Tuck Everlasting comes a powerful, multi-layered story about a man who never felt complete, the family he is unable to fully love, and the fabulous amusement park that he created. Everyone in town knows Herbert Rowbarge as the wealthy creator of the Rowbarge Pleasure Dome, a fantastic amusement park. But his past is murky. Even his twin daughters believe that their father has led a lonely but prosperous life, inheriting his wealth from various deceased relatives. What the town doesn’t know is that Herbert was born a penniless orphan, sustained only by his desire to create something beautiful: An amusement park with a carousel featuring pairs of identical animals. Everything he’s achieved has been a product of that single-minded determination. What Herbert himself doesn’t know is that he is a twin. All he knows is that he has never felt complete. When he gazes into the mirror, he glimpses some lost part of himself. When he looks at his twin daughters, he feels a stab of something like jealousy. Told from the point of view of Herbert and his daughters, this is a family story about how people can long for a part of themselves that they never knew they lost. Natalie Babbitt is at her best in this stunning novel for adults. "Herbert Rowbarge has . . . an almost folktale-like tone and plot. Never mind that it contains its share of Buicks and bridge parties; it still possesses the hushed, concentrated, stripped quality of a legend. And like a legend, it draws us in. It’s spellbinding.” —Anne Tyler, The New York Times Book Review
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Through The Looking Glass

Author : Selma G. Lanes
ISBN : 1567923186
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This collection gathers essays by Selma Lanes on the masters of children's literature that she most admires: Maurice Sendak, William Steig, Edward Gorey, L. Frank Baum, Tomi Ungerer, Jack Keats, Margot Zemach, and one editor of genius, Ursula Nordstrom. What concerns Ms. Lanes most is the integration of text and image, the abilities of authors and artists of picture books to somehow change our perceptions. In a larger sense, she asks, What makes some children's books work and others fail? How does art for the young reflect, distort or create a social perspective? No popular medium in our time has been as experimental, inventive, and simply alive as children's books.
Category: Literary Criticism

Dictionary Of American Children S Fiction 1960 1984

Author : Alethea Helbig
ISBN : 0313252335
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Comprehensive dictionary of American children's fiction from 1960 to 1984. Includes short synopsis and brief information on author.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Tuck Everlasting

Author : Natalie Babbitt
ISBN : 9780374302030
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Critically acclaimed when it was first published, Tuck Everlasting has become a much-loved, well-studied modern-day classic. This anniversary edition features an in-depth interview conducted by Betsy Hearne in which Natalie Babbitt takes a look at Tuck Everlasting twenty-five years later. What if you could live forever? Is eternal life a blessing or a curse? That is what young Winnie Foster must decide when she discovers a spring on her family’s property whose waters grant immortality. Members of the Tuck family, having drunk from the spring, tell Winnie of their experiences watching life go by and never growing older. But then Winnie must decide whether or not to keep the Tucks’ secret—and whether or not to join them on their never-ending journey. Praise for Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt: “A fearsome and beautifully written book that can't be put down or forgotten.” —The New York Times “Exciting and excellently written.” —The New York Times Book Review “With its serious intentions and light touch the story is, like the Tucks, timeless.” —Chicago Sun-Times “Probably the best work of our best children's novelist.” —Harper's “Natalie Babbitt's great skill is spinning fantasy with the lilt and sense of timeless wisdom of the old fairy tales. . . . It lingers on, haunting your waking hours, making you ponder.” —The Boston Globe “This book is as shapely, crisp, sweet, and tangy as a summer-ripe pear.” —Entertainment Weekly This title has Common Core connections.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Focus On Reading

Author : Walch
ISBN : 0825144310
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Twins In Children S And Adolescent Literature

Author : Dee Storey
ISBN : UOM:39015029581207
Genre : Children's literature
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From the first publication of The Bobsey Twins in 1904 to titles published in 1992, Storey annotates over 300 books that feature twins. An index shows whether the twins are main, secondary, or minor characters.
Category: Children's literature

The Horn Book Magazine

Author :
ISBN : UCSC:32106007454876
Genre : Children's literature
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Category: Children's literature

The Publishers Weekly

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ISBN : OSU:32435029805355
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Children S Book Review Service

Author : Children's Book Review Service
ISBN : UVA:X000739564
Genre : Children's literature
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Category: Children's literature