Overview

In this award winning coming of age novel for all readers, set in WWI in the southern Appalachian Mountains, focusing on the father-son conflict, scholarly, artistic eleven year old Littlejim seeks his stern, cold semi-literate logger father's approval through entry in an essay contest on "What it means to be an American," sponsored by the Kansas City Star. A sub theme is the population of immigrants who live in The Creek community. A sawyer's comment that we all come from "sommers else," is the catalyst for ...
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Littlejim

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Overview

In this award winning coming of age novel for all readers, set in WWI in the southern Appalachian Mountains, focusing on the father-son conflict, scholarly, artistic eleven year old Littlejim seeks his stern, cold semi-literate logger father's approval through entry in an essay contest on "What it means to be an American," sponsored by the Kansas City Star. A sub theme is the population of immigrants who live in The Creek community. A sawyer's comment that we all come from "sommers else," is the catalyst for Littlejim's essay, which confirms that, here, if we fail, we can start all over and achieve our goals.

Second in the Littlejim series, the book has been praised for its accurate portrayal of the time, the place, the culture and the language of the setting and is included in social studies curricula for several states. Adapted as a musical by the winner of both the Jonathan Larson and Richard Rogers Awards for Musicals, the adaptation was a part of the winning portfolio, giving the novel new life on the stage.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014748551
  • Publisher: Coire Breagh, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/30/2012
  • Series: The Littlejim Books, #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 143
  • File size: 103 KB

Meet the Author

Gloria Houston, Ph. D. has an international reputation as an award winning, best selling author for young readers and textbooks, and an as an award winning educator. In hardcover for 25 years, her picture book, THE YEAR OF THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS TREE, was a Publisher's Weekly Annual Best Seller, an interantional best seller in several languages, and has numerous awards, including ALA's Best Book of the Decade. Adapted as a musical, ballet, drama, and an award winning screenplay, it is a part of international holiday traditions. MY GREAT AUNT ARIZONA, winner of numerous awards, remains in hardcover for 23 years. The other Littlejim books, LITTLEJIM'S GIFT, LITTLEJIM'S DREAMS, AND LITTLEJIM'S WONDROUS FLYING MACHINE (forthcoming) have numberous awards, including School Librarian's International Silver Medal. MOUNTAIN VALOR and BRIGHT FREEDOM'S SONG: A Story of the Underground Railroad both won the NC Historical Association/AAUW's Best Juvenile Fiction Award and other awards.

Internationally recognized as a writing consultant, Houston won the national Partnerships in Education Award for her writing curriculum for IBM's "Tell Me a Story" project. She is widely published in academic journals, and her writing text, HOW WRITING WORKS: Imposing Organizational Structure within the Writing Process is in use world wide.
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