Reading the World with Picture Books

Author: Nancy J. Polette
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598845888
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This valuable reference guide provides suggestions of picture books set in more than 70 countries in each continent of the world, along with standards-based activities. • Features original booktalk activities and a bibliography of books from around the world that exceeds 400 titles, spanning over 70 countries • Each section begins with a list of the countries within that continent and provides basic information about the continent • Provides fun mnemonics to help young students remember countries and continents • Includes indexes by title, author, and illustrator

A Wee Book o Fairy Tales in Scots

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Publisher: Black & White Publishing
ISBN: 1785300504
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"Wee pig, wee pig," said the wolf. "Can I come ben?" "Whit? And let in a wolf that I dinna ken? I'm in my hoose and I'm no feared. By the hair on my broostlie beard Away ye go, ye big hairy cloon." "Then I will hech and I'll pech and I will blaw your hoose doon." Her are six of the world's best-loved folk and fairy tales, retold in lively modern Scots by Matthew Fitt and James Robertson. Familiar stories like Cinderella and Rumpelstiltskin are given a fresh look and sound in these new versions, which are ideal for bedtime, nursery and classroom reading. Great entertainment for children and grown-ups alike. Includes: Cinderella, Wee Reid Ridin Hood, The Three Wee Pigs, Snaw White, The Billy Goats Gruff and Rumpelstiltskin.

Folk Tales of Scotland

Author: William Montgomerie
Publisher: Birlinn
ISBN: 0857905953
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The classic folk tales of Scotland were passed down from storyteller to storyteller, and from the first sentence they held the attention of the listeners and readers as though a spell had been cast over them, transporting them to a magical realm where mermaids and men, selkies and sailors, ogres and princesses all mingle and are miraculously transformed. First published in 1956, the Montgomeries, distinguished folklorists, gathered these captivating stories from all parts of Scotland. This collection became a classic of the storytelling tradition retold in a simple, dramatic style, appealing to adult and child alike. Now published by Birlinn Limited in a handsome gift edition and illustrated with Norah Montgomerie's own original drawings, it is a book to be treasured for years as the key to an enchanted, timeless world.

The Oxford Book of Scottish Short Stories

Author: Douglas Dunn
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192801906
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Encompassing magical fairy tales and modern innovative works, The Oxford Book of Scottish Short Stories surveys the rich literary heritage of Scotland, in a collection of forty-four superb tales, the most extensive such anthology in print. Here readers will discover such wonderful tales as "The Wee Bannock," Sir Walter Scott's classic "The Two Drovers" (widely considered the first true short story ever written), Muriel Spark's "Bang-Bang You're Dead," and James Kelman's "Sunday Papers." Not only are the finest writers of the past well represented-including familiar faces such as Sir James Barrie and Robert Louis Stevenson--but there's also a host of superb modern writers here as well, such as Shena MacKay, Alan Spence, Margaret Elphinstone, Ronald Frame, and Janice Galloway, to name but a few. With a highly informative and insightful introduction by Douglas Dunn, one of Scotland's leading literary figures, this anthology offers a revealing look at the best of Scottish writing.

Linmill Stories

Author: Robert McLellan
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 184767545X
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Introduced by J.K. Annand. Best known as the playwright of Jamie the Saxt and Jeddart Justice, Robert McLellan has been called the finest writer of Scots prose in our time. His ‘Linmill’ stories were broadcast by the BBC, one of which, ‘The Donegals’ was made into a film. But for the most part McLellan’s prose work has appeared in magazines or anthologies without being fully collected in book form. Their popularity has endured and now all twenty-four of his tales are available in one volume. Based on the author’s youthful memories of his grandparents’ fruit farm near Lanark, these finely observed stories give us a priceless insight into a generation now lost to us, and a timeless evocation of the world seen through the eyes of a young boy. There is honesty, compassion, harshness and humour in these stories, and McLellan’s quiet voice adds a unique wit and an unsentimental authenticity to the telling. ‘This must rank [among] the finest prose-poetry of Scottish childhood that we have.’ Douglas Gifford ‘It is possible to find light and depth in each of these stories, yet their common engine is neither plot nor character, but McLellan’s use of language. It is hard not to agree with J.K. Annand’s final assessment that Robert McLellan is “the greatest writer of Scots prose in the twentieth century”.’ Books in Scotland

Subject Guide to Children s Books In Print 1996

Author: Bowker Staff
Publisher: Reed Reference Publishing
ISBN: 9780835236867
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Especially useful for...expanding collections to support new curriculum areas."--LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE ANNUAL. Information by subject for every available fiction & nonfiction children's book in print is found in this one convenient source. Turn to the 1996 edition of SUBJECT GUIDE TO CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN PRINT when you need to: * build, update, & expand children's & young adult collections. * track down the latest children's books on any subject. * assist young readers with subject-specific research. Full bibliographic & ordering information for each entry is included.

Robyn s Gran

Author: Jinty
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479763918
Format: PDF, ePub
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Have you ever sat down with your coffee to enjoy a new book to discover it was too flowery or too hard a read for you? Well this is definitely not that book; this book is full of wee poems written in Scottish slang as the Scots tongue and poetry is close to my heart and would like everyone to enjoy some writings of my home land. I am sure you will easily understand without a translator, and very easy to read. The childrens poems mostly have little moral endings to teach simple lessons like being careful crossing the road, keeping your teeth clean and doing as you are asked. You will enjoy the exploits of many mischievous woodland beasts along with stories of gnomes and elves. Your children will slip off peacefully to sleep and dream their own magical fantasies. This book will make you laugh and cry but hopefully most of you will enjoy these easy to read poems. Robyns Gran