Read All about It!

Overview

A treasury of fifty sensational read-aloud pieces for young adults.

From Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass to Maniac Magee, sci-fi to op-ed, “Casey at the Bat” to a moving true story about the reunion of two Holocaust survivors, this wonderfully diverse collection of excerpts from newspapers, magazines, and books has been created by Jim Trelease especially to turn young people on to the many pleasures of reading. Here are thought-provoking columns from Mike Royko and ...

See more details below
Paperback
$15.50
BN.com price
(Save 13%)$18.00 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (84) from $1.99   
  • New (12) from $10.26   
  • Used (72) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

A treasury of fifty sensational read-aloud pieces for young adults.

From Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass to Maniac Magee, sci-fi to op-ed, “Casey at the Bat” to a moving true story about the reunion of two Holocaust survivors, this wonderfully diverse collection of excerpts from newspapers, magazines, and books has been created by Jim Trelease especially to turn young people on to the many pleasures of reading. Here are thought-provoking columns from Mike Royko and Pete Hamill; excerpts from classics like To Kill a Mockingbird and “Rikki-tikki-tavi”; autobiographical sketches by Maya Angelou, Moss Hart, and others, highlighting the importance of reading in their lives; and much more. With selections representing many different cultures, genres, writing styles, and interests, Read All About It! is a wonderful introduction to the riches of literature and to a lifetime of reading.

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

Read More Show Less

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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140146554
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/28/1993
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 345,983
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 5.92 (h) x 1.09 (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.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction

Growing Pains
Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli
Aunt Millicent, by Mary Steele
Broken Chain, by Gary Soto
Four Miles to Pinecone, by Jon Hassler
Miracle at Clement's Pond, by Patricia Pendergraft
Object Lesson, by Ellery Queen
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Thank You, Ma'am, by Langston Hughes

Animal Tales
A Blue-Eyed Daisy, by Cynthia Rylant
A Day No Pigs Would Die, by Robert Newton Peck
Good Old Boy: A Delta Boyhood, by Willie Morris
Incident at Hawk's Hill, by Allan Eckert

Fantastic Tales
When the Tripods Came, by John Christopher
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, by Roald Dahl

Classics
Rikki-tikki-tavi, by Rudyard Kipling
Otto of the Silver Hand, by Howard Pyle
Joseph: His Dream, by Walter de la Mare

Old Chestnuts
When Poetry (and Oratory) Was King
Casey at the Bat, by Ernest Lawrence Thayer
Casey's Revenge, by Grantland Rice
The Cremation of Sam McGee, by Robert W. Service

Chilling Tales
Fear, by Rhys Davies
Who's Afraid?, by Philippa Pierce
The Elevator, by William Sleator
The Night Watchman, by David Braly
The Ravine, by Ray Bradbury

Out to the Ball Game
The Andy Strasberg Story, as told to Mike Bryan
Trip to Fenway Drives Home the Truth - Right Off the Bat, by Jim Trelease

Escape Reading
Mapping Escape Routes
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass
Act One, by Moss Hart
All the Strange Hours, by Loren Eiseley
Alexander Dolgun's Story, by Alexander Dolgun with Patrick Watson
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou

Historical Fiction
The December Rose, by Leon Garfield
Sarah Bishop, by Scott O'Dell
North to Freedom, by Anne Holm
The Iceberg Hermit, by Arthur Roth
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, by Avi

Paper Clips
The Land of Wits, Sages, Oracles, Muckrakers, and Insiders
Wrong Mom? Tough!, by Mike Royko
Nothing to Worry About and The Turtle, by Jim Bishop
He Was No Bum, by Bob Greene
The Yellow Hankerchief, by Pete Hamill
I've Got Your Number, by Robe Imbriano
Why Ali Loved Flag Burnings, by Craig Nelsen

Nonfiction as Literature
Helping Hands, by Brent Ashabranner
In the Pantry, by Charles Panati
Power of the Powerless: A Brother's Lesson, by Christopher de Vinck
Woodsong, by Gary Paulsen

Surprise Endings
Those Three Wishes, by Judith Gorog
It Happened on the Brooklyn Subway, by Paul Deutschman

Audio- and Videocassette Production Companies

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)