9780670836932

Read All About It

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  • ISBN13:

    9780670836932

  • ISBN10:

    0670836931

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-12-01
  • Publisher: Viking Pr
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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.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Growing Pains
Maniac Mageep. 3
Aunt Millicentp. 12
Broken Chainp. 29
Four Miles to Pineconep. 40
Miracle at Clement's Pondp. 45
Object Lessonp. 53
To Kill a Mockingbirdp. 67
Thank You, Ma'amp. 82
Animal Tales
A Blue-Eyed Daisyp. 93
A Day No Pigs Would Diep. 99
Good Old Boy: A Delta Boyhoodp. 105
Incident at Hawk's Hillp. 114
Fantastic Tales
When the Tripods Camep. 131
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugarp. 143
Classics
Rikki-tikki-tavip. 155
Otto of the Silver Handp. 175
Joseph: His Dreamp. 187
Old Chestnuts
When Poetry (and Oratory) Was Kingp. 199
Casey at the Bat
Casey's Revengep. 202
The Cremation of Sam McGeep. 212
Chilling Tales
Fearp. 223
Who's Afraid?p. 230
The Elevatorp. 236
The Night Watchmanp. 244
The Ravinep. 252
Out to the Ball Game
The Andy Strasberg Storyp. 275
Trip to Fenway Drives Home the Truth--Right Off the Batp. 285
Escape Reading
Mapping Escape Routesp. 291
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassp. 293
Act Onep. 303
All the Strange Hoursp. 310
Alexander Dolgun's Storyp. 321
I Know Why the Caged Bird Singsp. 332
Historical Fiction
The December Rosep. 345
Sarah Bishopp. 355
North to Freedomp. 363
The Iceberg Hermitp. 371
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doylep. 381
Paper Clips
The Land of Wits, Sages, Oracles, Muckrakers, and Insidersp. 395
Wrong Mom? Tough!p. 398
Nothing to Worry About and The Turtlep. 403
He Was No Bump. 411
The Yellow Handkerchiefp. 417
I've Got Your Numberp. 424
Why Ali Loved Flag Burningsp. 428
Nonfiction As Literature
Helping Handsp. 435
In the Pantryp. 448
Power of the Powerless: A Brother's Lessonp. 456
Woodsongp. 461
Surprise Endings
Those Three Wishesp. 475
It Happened on the Brooklyn Subwayp. 479
Audio- and Videocassette Production Companiesp. 489
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