Exploring the World of Sports

Author: Phyllis Jean Perry
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 9781563085703
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book links popular fiction titles on the topic of sports to related nonfiction titles that will fascinate young readers and build their knowledge across the curriculum. Chapters on baseball, basketball, football, soccer, swimming, and track list fiction and nonfiction materials, as well as "bridge books" that combine elements of both and help students make the transition from fiction to expository text. Suggestions for discussion starters, multidisciplinary activities, and topics for further research are also provided.

Something about the Author

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An easy-to-use resource for librarians, students and other reasearchers, this illustrated volume provides biographical artices on 100-120 children's authors and artists.

Contemporary Authors

Author: Gale Group
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787667146
Format: PDF, ePub
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A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.

Books in Print

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

The Demon at Agi Bridge and Other Japanese Tales

Author: Burton Watson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231152450
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Burton Watson and Haruo Shirane, renowned translators and scholars, introduce English-speaking readers to the vivid tradition of early and medieval Japanese anecdotal ( setsuwa) literature. These orally narrated and written tales drew on both local folk tradition and continental sources. Taken from seven major anthologies of anecdotal literature compiled between the ninth and thirteenth centuries, these dramatic and often amusing stories open a major window onto the foundations of Japanese culture. Out of thousands of setsuwa, Shirane has selected thirty-eight of the most powerful and influential, each of which is briefly introduced. Recounting the exploits of warriors, farmers, priests, and aristocrats, and concerning topics as varied as poetry, violence, power, and sex, these tales reveal the creative origins of a range of literary and dramatic genres, from court tales and travel accounts to no drama and Kabuki. Watson's impeccable translations relay the wit, mystery, and Buddhist sensibility of these protean works, while Shirane's sophisticated analysis illuminates the meaning and context of their compact stories. Capped by an extensive bibliography, this collection fully immerses the reader in the thrilling world of secular and religious tales.