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Author: Allen Chapman
Publisher: 1st World Publishing
Category: Literary Collections
It is very appropriate at this moment when radio has taken the country by storm, and aroused an enthusiasm never before equaled, that the possibilities for boys in this art should be brought out in the interesting and readable manner shown in the first book of this series. Radio is still a young science, and some of the most remarkable advances in it have been contributed by amateurs - that is, by boy experimenters. It is never too late to start in the fascinating game, and the reward for the successful experimenter is rich both in honor and recompense. Just take the case of E. H. Armstrong, one of the most famous of all the amateurs in this ountry. He started in as a boy at home, in Yonkers, experimenting with home-made apparatus, and discovered the circuit that has revolutionized radio transmission and reception. His circuit has made it possible to broadcast music, and speech, and it has brought him world-wide fame.
Sometimes children seem to create imaginary friends with special strengths or abilities they themselves lack. One boy we observed had an invisible companion ...
Author: Dorothy G. Singer
Publisher: Harvard University Press
An attempt to cover all aspects of children's make-believe. The authors examine how imaginative play begins and develops and provide examples and evidence on the young child's invocation of imaginary friends, the adolescent's daring games and the adult's private imagery and inner thought.
My wife and I chuckled about our six year old daughter's imaginary friend. ... little boy friend that your father needs his little girl all for himself, ...
Author: Antonio Garcez
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A comprehensive contemporary collection of interviews with local citizens from the state of Colorado that have experienced first hand paranormal encounters. Antonio R. Garcez's Colorado Ghost Stories book represent a complex, meticulously crafted body of work. Rather than stories handed down from one generation to another, the book offers accounts from individuals who have had direct one on one encounters with spirits. The research offers a captivating overview of our relationship with the afterlife, and equally celebrates it. Colorado Ghost Stories filled with over 300 photos, is one of several books by Garcez to offer the reader a unique approach towards reflection and contemplation of the spiritual possibilities inherent in each of us. Antonio's focus and experience in the literary spiritualism genre gives his work grounds for recognition as a factual presenter of the after life phenomena. Make no mistake, these books are unlike any others ever written!
“She did, Tom, she had imaginary friends as a girl. ... “Do you think she could have been communing with the fairies, even then, as a young girl?
Author: Ellie O'Neill
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"A lighthearted and relatable debut novel about an advertising copywriter who upends her ordinary life and captures the attention of the world after publishing a seven-part treatise on the existence of fairies"--
Two years running , in 1971 and 1972 , the first prize went to a group of teenage girls from SALE GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOR GIRLS . This year ... ALAN MARSHAL
John Ashwood II ( as a boy ) RODDY MCDOWALL Hiram Porter Dunn.FRANK ...
RAGGEDY ANN In the year 1915, a young girl named Marcella Delight was ... his daughter and her imaginary friend, Gruelle created a character based on the ...
Author: Sharon M. Scott
Category: Social Science
Tracing developments in toy making and marketing across the evolving landscape of the 20th century, this encyclopedia is a comprehensive reference guide to America's most popular playthings and the culture to which they belong. • Nearly 200 alphabetically arranged entries document the historical and cultural significance of toys • Cross-references and a listing of additional resources accompany each entry and encourage further investigation • Photographs and illustrations gathered from public and private collections across the country depict the entire century of America at play • A guide to related topics identifies the entries according to broader categories such as toys, designers, companies, museums, events, and organizations • A resource guide provides information for contacting American toy companies, accessing national toy museums, and attending annual toy festivals, and offers many avenues for pursuing further information about toys and American culture including books, scholarly journals, audio recordings, films, and websites
A young person, living in apparent dissatisfaction with suburban ... Radio, by contrast, created opportunities for teenagers to create a distinct youth ...
Author: Leerom Medovoi
Publisher: Duke University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Holden Caulfield, the beat writers, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, and James Dean—these and other avatars of youthful rebellion were much more than entertainment. As Leerom Medovoi shows, they were often embraced and hotly debated at the dawn of the Cold War era because they stood for dissent and defiance at a time when the ideological production of the United States as leader of the “free world” required emancipatory figures who could represent America’s geopolitical claims. Medovoi argues that the “bad boy” became a guarantor of the country’s anti-authoritarian, democratic self-image: a kindred spirit to the freedom-seeking nations of the rapidly decolonizing third world and a counterpoint to the repressive conformity attributed to both the Soviet Union abroad and America’s burgeoning suburbs at home. Alongside the young rebel, the contemporary concept of identity emerged in the 1950s. It was in that decade that “identity” was first used to define collective selves in the politicized manner that is recognizable today: in terms such as “national identity” and “racial identity.” Medovoi traces the rapid absorption of identity themes across many facets of postwar American culture, including beat literature, the young adult novel, the Hollywood teen film, early rock ‘n’ roll, black drama, and “bad girl” narratives. He demonstrates that youth culture especially began to exhibit telltale motifs of teen, racial, sexual, gender, and generational revolt that would burst into political prominence during the ensuing decades, bequeathing to the progressive wing of contemporary American political culture a potent but ambiguous legacy of identity politics.
So just imagine our brave brothers of the 1950s who had the balls to go see ... a little white boy whose parents think Bomba is an imaginary friend until ...
Author: Michael Ferguson
Publisher: STARbooks Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Illustrated with over 120 beautiful photos, this is the year's best guide to the leading men whose looks have made them the objects of intense fantasy and desire. Included is a text that will flesh out the pin-ups, featuring career highlights, brief bios and queer takes on more than 90 pretty boy actors from the silent era to today, plus a definitive list of more than 750 actors along with a representative film title of where to catch them at their hottest.
Author: American Library AssociationPublish On: 1981
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In the story, a young girl reviews film footage taken by a new friend ... To some extent, this imagined empathy Michel has for the boy is what drives the ...
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Category: Literary Criticism
A Study Guide for Julio Cortazar's "Blowup", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Studentsfor all of your research needs.
... bound for the Falkland Islands, becomes a friend to the entire fleet. ... F Danny Fetzer copes with senior-year anxiety through his imaginary radio ...
Author: Holly Koelling
Publisher: American Library Association
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Provides reviews for classic and contemporary young adult books, identifies teenagers' interests and best book selections, and includes guidelines for creating reading lists of both young adult and suitable adult literature.
... become a DJ on the imaginary radio station WBMB—“Blind Man's Bluff” radio—it soon ... or beating on those little cardboard drums they used to give kids.
Author: Craig Werner
Publisher: Crown Archetype
Category: Biography & Autobiography
An insightful music writer brilliantly reinterprets the lives of three pop geniuses and the soul revolution they launched. Soul music is one of America's greatest cultural achievements, and Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, and Curtis Mayfield are three of its most inspired practitioners. In midcentury America it was soul music—particularly the dazzling stream of recordings made by these three stars—that helped bring the gospel vision of the black church into the mainstream, energizing the era’s social movements and defining a new American gospel where the sacred and the secular met. What made this gospel all the more amazing was that its most influential articulators were the sons and daughters of sharecroppers, storefront preachers, and single parents in the projects, whose genius gave voice to a new vision of American possibility. Higher Ground seamlessly weaves the specific and intensely personal narratives of Stevie, Aretha, and Curtis’s lives into the historical fabric of their times. The three shared many similarities: They were all children of the great migration and of the black church. But Werner goes further and ties them together with a provocative thesis about American history and culture that compels us to reconsider both the music and the times. And aside from the personalities and the history, he writes beautifully about music itself, the nuts and bolts of its creation and performance, in a way that brings a new awareness and understanding to the most familiar music, forcing you to listen to songs you've heard a thousand times with fresh ears. In Higher Ground, Werner illuminates the lives of three unparalleled American artists, reminding us why their music mattered then and still resonates with us today.
Author: David C Cook Publishing CompanyPublish On: 2008-06-01
In the style of old-school radio melodramas,students use sound effects and voice ... A percussion triangle TimeWaster,a teenage boy or girl Prioritizer ...
Author: David C Cook Publishing Company
Publisher: David C Cook
Inside each of these 10 new books children's educators will find twenty-six creative activities to engage kids with fantastic Bible-focused, high-energy fun! Correlated with Bible-in-Life and Echoes curriculum and covering ages preschool to middle school, these books are loaded with innovative ideas including scripture references and teacher tips and provide a great resource for alternative Step 3 activities. Or teachers can use it with their own lesson plans this handy resource fits well with any curriculum or can be used as a stand-alone activity. In Action! Cool Theater you'll find skits, monologues, and morality plays that are geared to middle school kids exactly the type of drama that appeals to this age group. Kids act out game shows, film festivals, award shows, crazy commercials, interactive plays, and pantomimes highlighting such characters as Crimson la Rouge, King J-Dogg, even butterflies! Creativity is what it's all about, yet it's all Bible-based so middle-schoolers engage with the Word while they're having fun. There's even a bonus section of prompts and guidelines for writing prayers and plays kids can write their own scripts too!
African Youth (SAY) initiative, while Choose Life uses radio along with ... a young married man is using his financial status to woo young girls in his ...
Author: L. Fuller
Category: Social Science
This is an in-depth look at the biomedical, socio-cultural, economic, legal and political, and educational vulnerabilities faced by the population that is most vulnerable to the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS: African women.
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One of my mother's friends was the daughter of an Odd Fellow, so I was invited every ... I'll tell you What all the little boys do Crack their riding crops, ...
Author: Jóna E. Hammer
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Memoirs of an Icelandic Bookworm is only partly a memoir. More than half the volume consists of Icelandic folktales, many of which have never been translated into English before. These tales are uniquely presented here as part of a fabric of life extending from a long-ago past through times affected by the Second World War and to the present. The book is a first-hand and humorous account of Icelandic culture and an Icelandic childhood. In the memoir-sections, the bookworm of the title is growing up in a small town in Northern Iceland; her emerging world-view is expanded by family-influences or challenged by sojourns into Icelandic and international literature. Her family is memorably represented, for example by her grandmother, the robust Stefana, who speaks in verse and learns to dance rockn roll, and the white-haired patriarch Jn, who steps in to save the family home from burning and introduces his great-granddaughter to an ancient feminist folktale. The memoirs mostly describe the 1940s and 50s, but the author is constantly looking back, beyond her own memories and even the memories of her great-parents, toward an older culture, preserved in the folktales and exerting its influence through the centuries to touch her own childhood. On occasion, the authors cultural associations reach even further back, to the times of the Icelandic sagas; at other times, with periodic returns to her current vantage point in the 21st century, she touches down in the more recent past for a humorous look at Laxness or up-to-date cultural developments. As a writer of memoirs, the author makes two general observations. The first one is that children should be introduced to imaginative literature as early as possible. Although this is not a new idea, it is illustrated here with an example of highly auspicious conditions: the bookworm and her peers grow up in a cultural climate where literature and poetry are integrated into daily life. The authors second observation is that a small and seemingly insular society may actually contain a great deal of cultural and literary sophistication, as she shows in her descriptions of daily small-town life in Northern Iceland. The sixty-some folktales which occupy the larger part of the book are introduced as flashbacks to earlier times. Reflecting the national past and narrated by long departed country-people, the folktales run through the bookworms own present and link her living family to long-ago forebears. The human characters in these colorful tales are just like the narrators themselves: farmers and their wives, serving maids, clergymen, bishops, or hired hands: a familiar mixture in any farming society. The non-humans are a sinister lot, ranging from The Evil One himself through ghosts and ogres with whom ordinary folk must struggle as best they can. In addition, the ever-present elves are a law unto themselves: loyal as friends but lethal as foes. Being an Icelander and thus receptive to mysticism, the bookworm has ample contact with the supernatural, partly through the folktales but also as elements of daily life. Real people gifted with second sight are still commonplace in the girls own times; in fact, her family owes its very existence to the advice of such a seer. In addition, the bookworms world teems with an international cast of fictional and fantastic characters. Dickenss Mr. Bumble, Anna of Green Gables, Alice in Wonderland, a nameless drunken fisherman (courtesy of Halldr Kiljan Laxness), and the Hunchback of Notre Dame, among others, make cameo appearances next to child-stealing elf-women, man-devouring giantesses, and a dreaded ghost-monster called Thorgeirs Bull. The first folktale, a horrific account of a legendary sorcerer, is presented by itself both as a preview of the dark supernatural mysteries in store for the reader and as a preview of the fascination and excitement such readin