The Newbery Companion: Booktalk and Related Materials for Newbery Medal and Honor Books, Second Edition

The Newbery Companion: Booktalk and Related Materials for Newbery Medal and Honor Books, Second Edition

by John T. Gillespie, Corinne J. Naden
     
 

A wealth of information about Newbery award winners and honor books is at your fingertips with this new release. You'll find detailed plot summaries, booktalks, updated information about the winning titles and authors, suggestions for read-alikes, and ideas for how to introduce the books to young readers. Entries are arranged chronologically from 1922 through 2001.

Overview

A wealth of information about Newbery award winners and honor books is at your fingertips with this new release. You'll find detailed plot summaries, booktalks, updated information about the winning titles and authors, suggestions for read-alikes, and ideas for how to introduce the books to young readers. Entries are arranged chronologically from 1922 through 2001. A history of the award and a discussion of the award process are also included.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Compiles information on Newberry Award-winning books and Honor Books (runners up to the Newberry Award). Arranged chronologically from 1922, each year's medal recipient is introduced by a brief paragraph about the author, often telling of the origins and inspiration behind the writing of the prize-winner. This is followed by a plot summary, a description of themes and subjects within the book, suggestions on how to stimulate interest through booktalks, and lists of related titles. Honor Books are described in brief plot outlines. There is also a history of the award and discussion of the award process. This second edition is current through 2001. Gillespie has written numerous books on children's literature. Naden is a freelance writer. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563088131
Publisher:
Libraries Unlimited
Publication date:
03/15/2001
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
465
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

JOHN T. GILLESPIE is former Dean and Instructor of Library Science at Long Island University, New York. He has authored numerous books in areas of library management, school libraries, and children's and young adult literature.

CORINNE J. NADEN is a freelance writer and editor based in Dobbs Ferry, New York, and has published more than 30 books.

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