Author: Robert Cormier

Publisher: Scholastic

ISBN: 9780141302003

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 96

View: 7030


After joining the army at fifteen and having his face blown away by a grenade in a battle in France, Francis returns home to Frenchtown hoping to find, and kill, the former childhood hero he feels betrayed him. Suggested level: senior secondary.

Gale Researcher Guide for: Modern Medievalisms: The Fantasy Hero and Heroine on Screen and in Young Adult Fiction

Author: Angela Jane Weisl

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1535852070

Category: Study Aids

Page: 10

View: 2240


Gale Researcher Guide for: Modern Medievalisms: The Fantasy Hero and Heroine on Screen and in Young Adult Fiction is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.

Inside Australian teenage fiction

games, simulations, and role-plays

Author: Elizabeth M. Christopher,Fiona Love

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books


Category: Education

Page: 83

View: 5686


Resource book for teachers containing structured games, simulations and role plays, based on 12 popular Australian novels studied in years 7P10. The activities can be adapted for the study of other novels as their broad themes are commonly studied in junior English syllabuses. Designed to be inserted in a ring-binder. Includes a bibliography.

Quick and Popular Reads for Teens

Author: Pam Spencer Holley

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 083893577X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

View: 6343


Collects ten years of the "Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults" and "Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers" lists, organized by both author and theme.

Ideologies of Identity in Adolescent Fiction

The Dialogic Construction of Subjectivity

Author: Robyn McCallum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135581290

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 2859


Ideologies of Identity in Adolescent Fiction examines the representation of selfhood in adolescent and children's fiction, using a Bakhtinian approach to subjectivity, language, and narrative. The ideological frames within which identities are formed are inextricably bound up with ideas about subjectivity, ideas which pervade and underpin adolescent fictions. Although the humanist subject has been systematically interrogated by recent philosophy and criticism, the question which lies at the heart of fiction for young people is not whether a coherent self exists but what kind of self it is and what are the conditions of its coming into being. Ideologies of Identity in Adolescent Fiction has a double focus: first, the images of selfhood that the fictions offer their readers, especially the interactions between selfhood, social and cultural forces, ideologies, and other selves; and second, the strategies used to structure narrative and to represent subjectivity and intersubjectivity.

A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich

Author: Alice Childress

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780698118546

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 126

View: 3776


The life of a thirteen-year-old Harlem youth on his way to becoming a confirmed heroin addict is seen from his viewpoint and from that of several people around him.

Roald Dahl

Author: Ann Alston,Catherine Butler

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137285044

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4031


Roald Dahl is one of the world's best-loved authors. More than twenty years after his death, his books are still highly popular with children and have inspired numerous feature films – yet he remains a controversial figure. This volume, the first collection of academic essays ever to be devoted to Dahl's work, brings together a team of well-known scholars of children's literature to explore the man, his books for children, and his complex attitudes towards various key subjects. Including essays on education, crime, Dahl's humour, his long-term collaboration with the artist Quentin Blake, and film adaptations, this fascinating collection offers a unique insight into the writer and his world.