Sir Gibbie: A Guide for Teachers and Students


A Guide for Teachers and Students will enable your students to more richly experience the Scottish Highlands of yesterday and learn valuable life lessons of personal sacrifice and Christ-centered living.
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A Guide for Teachers and Students will enable your students to more richly experience the Scottish Highlands of yesterday and learn valuable life lessons of personal sacrifice and Christ-centered living.
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Publishers Weekly
George MacDonald's 1870s' Sir Gibbie, about a destitute Scottish orphan, was reportedly a favorite of C.S. Lewis's. An edition of the novel, prepared by Kathryn Lindskoog, inaugurates a Classics for Young Readers series, while a companion, Sir Gibbie: A Guide for Teachers and Students by Ranelda Mack Hunsicker, is available for teachers, students and home-schoolers. In the Guide, Hunsicker contends that Sir Gibbie served as a source for Huckleberry Finn, although Mark Twain (a friend of MacDonald's) upended MacDonald's religious message. Noting that previous editions of Gibbie "cut out much of MacDonald's Christian teaching," Hunsicker adds that Lindskoog's goal was "to restore [the book] to its original Christ-centered plot." (July) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875527307
  • Publisher: P&R Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Series: Classics for Young Readers Series
  • Pages: 62
  • Age range: 9 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.18 (d)

Table of Contents

To Parents and Teachers 7
Meet the Author 9
1. The Jewel in the Gutter 10
2. Gibbie's Father 11
3. An Odd Argument 12
4. One Saturday Night 13
5. Gibbie's Secret Life 13
6. A Sunday at Home 14
7. The City Orphan 15
8. A Man Called Sambo 16
9. The Runaway 17
10. The Strange Barn 18
11. Finding Janet 19
12. Glashgar Peak 20
13. Spying at Breakfast 20
14. Finding Donal Grant 20
15. Two Hungry Minds 20
16. The Secret Helper 21
17. More and More Help 21
18. The Brownie 21
19. The Cruel Lord of Glashruach 22
20. An Angry Ambush 23
21. Near Murder 23
22. Gibbie's Hiding Place 23
23. Gibbie's Teacher 24
24. Gibbie's First Words 25
25. Rumors 25
26. Angus's Long Day 25
27. A Voice 26
28. Worldly Wisdom 27
29. The Beast Boy 28
30. The Lorrie Meadow 29
31. Nicie's Reward 29
32. The Flood 30
33. The Mains 31
34. The Rescue 32
35. A Long Wet Journey 32
36. Reunions 33
37. The Inheritance 34
38. Leaving Glashgar 35
39. Joy in the City 35
40. Meeting Mrs. Sclater 36
41. An Eager Pupil 36
42. Donal's New Home 37
43. The Minister's Defeat 37
44. Mistress Croale's Visit 37
45. Back at the Bakery 38
46. Donal in Society 38
47. A Humbug in the Pulpit 38
48. Donal's Heart and Mind 39
49. The Beggar 39
50. Fergus's Style 40
51. Fergus's Glory 40
52. Donal's Defeat 41
53. A Night Spy 41
54. Coming of Age 42
55. A True Woman 43
56. Fergus's Courtship 43
57. Ginevra's Response 43
58. The Love Match 44
59. Mistress Croale's Disaster 44
60. Getting Ready 45
61. The Wedding 45
62. The Celebration 46
"Get Creative!" Activities 47
Answer Key 57
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