9780140146554

Read All about It! : Great Read-Aloud Stories, Poems, and Newspaper Pieces for Preteens and Teens

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    9780140146554

  • ISBN10:

    0140146555

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1993-08-01
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

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Summary

A treasury of fifty sensational read-aloud pieces for young adults. From Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass to Maniac Magee, sci-fi to op-ed, "Casey at the Bat" to a moving true story about the reunion of two Holocaust survivors, this wonderfully diverse collection of excerpts from newspapers, magazines, and books has been created by Jim Trelease especially to turn young people on to the many pleasures of reading. Here are thought-provoking columns from Mike Royko and Pete Hamill; excerpts from classics like To Kill a Mockingbird and "Rikki-tikki-tavi"; autobiographical sketches by Maya Angelou, Moss Hart, and others, highlighting the importance of reading in their lives; and much more. With selections representing many different cultures, genres, writing styles, and interests, Read All About It! is a wonderful introduction to the riches of literature and to a lifetime of reading.

Author Biography

Jim Trelease is the editor of two anthologies, Read All About It! and Hey! Listen to This, and the author of the one that started it all, The Read-Aloud Handbook. His writing has appeared in the New York Times and the Washington Post.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
GROWING PAINS
Maniac Magee
3(9)
Jerry Spinelli
Aunt Millicent
12(17)
Mary Steele
Broken Chain
29(11)
Gary Soto
Four Miles to Pinecone
40(5)
Jon Hassler
Miracle at Clement's Pond
45(8)
Patricia Pendergraft
Object Lesson
53(14)
Ellery Queen
To Kill a Mockingbird
67(15)
Harper Lee
Thank You, Ma'am
82(11)
Langston Hughes
ANIMAL TALES
A Blue-Eyed Daisy
93(6)
Cynthia Rylant
A Day No Pigs Would Die
99(6)
Robert Newton Peck
Good Old Boy: A Delta Boyhood
105(9)
Willie Morris
Incident at Hawk's Hill
114(17)
Allan Eckert
FANTASTIC TALES
When the Tripods Came
131(12)
John Christopher
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar
143(12)
Roald Dahl
CLASSICS
Rikki-tikki-tavi
155(20)
Rudyard Kipling
Otto of the Silver Hand
175(12)
Howard Pyle
Joseph: His Dream
187(12)
Walter de la Mare
OLD CHESTNUTS
When Poetry (and Oratory) Was King
199(13)
Casey at the Bat
Ernest Lawrence Thayer
Casey's Revenge
202(10)
Grantland Rice
The Cremation of Sam McGee
212(11)
Robert W. Service
CHILLING TALES
Fear
223(7)
Rhys Davies
Who's Afraid?
230(6)
Philippa Pearce
The Elevator
236(8)
William Sleator
The Night Watchman
244(8)
David Braly
The Ravine
252(23)
Ray Bradbury
OUT TO THE BALL GAME
The Andy Strasberg Story as told to Mike Bryan
275(10)
Trip to Fenway Drives Home the Truth---Right Off the Bat
285(6)
Jim Trelease
ESCAPE READING
Mapping Escape Routes
291(2)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
293(10)
Frederick Douglass
Act One
303(7)
Moss Hart
All the Strange Hours
310(11)
Loren Eiseley
Alexander Dolgun's Story
321(11)
Alexander Dolgun
Patrick Watson
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
332(13)
Maya Angelou
HISTORICAL FICTION
The December Rose
345(10)
Leon Garfield
Sarah Bishop
355(8)
Scott O'Dell
North to Freedom
363(8)
Anne Holm
The Iceberg Hermit
371(10)
Arthur Roth
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
381(14)
Avi
PAPER CLIPS
The Land of Wits, Sages, Oracles, Muckrakers, and Insiders
395(3)
Wrong Mom? Tough!
398(5)
Mike Royko
Nothing to Worry About and The Turtle
403(8)
Jim Bishop
He Was No Bum
411(6)
Bob Greene
The Yellow Handkerchief
417(7)
Pete Hamill
I've Got Your Number
424(4)
Robe Imbriano
Why Ali Loved Flag Burnings
428(7)
Craig Nelsen
NONFICTION AS LITERATURE
Helping Hands
435(13)
Brent Ashabranner
In the Pantry
448(8)
Charles Panati
Power of the Powerless: A Brother's Lesson
456(5)
Christopher de Vinck
Woodsong
461(14)
Gary Paulsen
SURPRISE ENDINGS
Those Three Wishes
475(4)
Judith Gorog
It Happened on the Brooklyn Subway
479(10)
Paul Deutschman
Audio- and Videocassette Production Companies 489

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