Read All about It!: Great Read-Aloud Stories, Poems, and Newspaper Pieces for Preteens and Teens

Overview

Great read-aloud selections for teenagers, families and teachers from the bestselling author of The New Read-Aloud Handbook. This collection of 48 works from newspapers, magazines, and books features works from Pete Hamill, Maya Angelou, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, Gary Paulsen, and others.

Presents a collection of fictional stories, autobiographical pieces, and newspaper columns, arranged for reading aloud.

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Overview

Great read-aloud selections for teenagers, families and teachers from the bestselling author of The New Read-Aloud Handbook. This collection of 48 works from newspapers, magazines, and books features works from Pete Hamill, Maya Angelou, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, Gary Paulsen, and others.

Presents a collection of fictional stories, autobiographical pieces, and newspaper columns, arranged for reading aloud.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jan Lieberman
Turbulent teens who are reluctant readers will change their tune once they hear/read the selections in Jim Trelease's sensational book. It is a cornucopia of riches from every sector of the literary world: novels, short stories, poetry, and newspaper columns. Some are excerpted and others are complete. Jim's introductions are literary works in themselves, well-researched and informative; they are a unifying cord that binds the book as a whole. Whatever happened to Harper Lee? Where was Robert Service when he wrote The Shooting of Dan McGrew ? What part did grandmothers play in the lives of Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou? Read all about it! Read it aloud to your family. There is no better gift.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780613846059
  • Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
  • Publication date: 8/1/1993
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Trelease is the editor of two anthologies, Read All About It! and Hey! Listen to This, and the author of the one that started it all, The Read-Aloud Handbook. His writing has appeared in the New York Times and the Washington Post.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Growing Pains
Maniac Magee 3
Aunt Millicent 12
Broken Chain 29
Four Miles to Pinecone 40
Miracle at Clement's Pond 45
Object Lesson 53
To Kill a Mockingbird 67
Thank You, Ma'am 82
Animal Tales
A Blue-Eyed Daisy 93
A Day No Pigs Would Die 99
Good Old Boy: A Delta Boyhood 105
Incident at Hawk's Hill 114
Fantastic Tales
When the Tripods Came 131
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar 143
Classics
Rikki-tikki-tavi 155
Otto of the Silver Hand 175
Joseph: His Dream 187
Old Chestnuts
When Poetry (and Oratory) Was King 199
Casey at the Bat
Casey's Revenge 202
The Cremation of Sam McGee 212
Chilling Tales
Fear 223
Who's Afraid? 230
The Elevator 236
The Night Watchman 244
The Ravine 252
Out to the Ball Game
The Andy Strasberg Story 275
Trip to Fenway Drives Home the Truth--Right Off the Bat 285
Escape Reading
Mapping Escape Routes 291
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass 293
Act One 303
All the Strange Hours 310
Alexander Dolgun's Story 321
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings 332
Historical Fiction
The December Rose 345
Sarah Bishop 355
North to Freedom 363
The Iceberg Hermit 371
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle 381
Paper Clips
The Land of Wits, Sages, Oracles, Muckrakers, and Insiders 395
Wrong Mom? Tough! 398
Nothing to Worry About and The Turtle 403
He Was No Bum 411
The Yellow Handkerchief 417
I've Got Your Number 424
Why Ali Loved Flag Burnings 428
Nonfiction As Literature
Helping Hands 435
In the Pantry 448
Power of the Powerless: A Brother's Lesson 456
Woodsong 461
Surprise Endings
Those Three Wishes 475
It Happened on the Brooklyn Subway 479
Audio- and Videocassette Production Companies 489
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