Story: From Fireplace to Cyberspace: Connecting Children and Narrative

Story: From Fireplace to Cyberspace: Connecting Children and Narrative

by Betsy Hearne

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
These 10 papers presented at the Allerton Park Institute in 1997, on "Connecting children and narrative" are divided into four thematic areas. "Story as Practice" offers a six-week folk and fairy-tale unit designed for second graders and helpful hints for finding Internet resources via STORYTELL and other listservs. "Story as Theory" discusses finding the correct match of story and audience and evaluating material for multicultural groups. "Story as Literature" explores the power of stories to foster respect for other cultures as well as the marriage of narrative and illustration in good picture books. Lastly, "Story as Institutional Culture" delves into the economics of publishing today and the role of libraries as the gateway to story access for children. These papers present issues in a clear, succinct, and highly readable style. Useful bibliographies appear at the end of many chapters as well as at the end of the book. Librarians could use this resource for personal enrichment or to enlist support for developing and expanding storytelling programs.-Judy Sokoll, formerly at Fairfax County Public Library, VA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Papers presented at the 39th Allerton Park Institute, sponsored by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the U. of Illinois, Champaign, emphasize how stories affect children as readers and evaluators of literature and information in all forms. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library & Informa
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Allerton Park Institute Series
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6.06(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.40(d)

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