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Provides of selection of articles on a wide variety of subjects, stories, and poems from American magazines for children
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Grade 3-6-- Fakih presents 75 articles, stories, and poems culled from 24 publications, loosely arranged in 17 titled sections. While the entries may indeed represent some of the best that children's magazines had to offer between September 1989 and August 1990, they have little relationship to one another, and section titles seem to have been chosen for cleverness rather than clarification. For example, "Into the Woods" includes articles on trees, leeches, mistletoe, totem poles, baseball bats, and a retelling of the Russian folktale "The Firebird." "Mastery or Who's Running the Show?" features articles on the apprentice system, falcony, leadership qualities, political protest in Colonial America, and the life of a slave in Williamsburg. Each entry, with a few exceptions, appears with either title only or title and author only, and no source cited. To find the source, readers must check either the table of contents (in which only the magazine title, and not the issue date or page number, is listed), or the subject index, but there one must first figure out the subject of the article. In neither place, nor in the awkwardly placed copyright notices, do original page numbers appear. While the reproduction of illustrations and photographs is of a good quality, all are in black and white. This is particularly unfortunate for "Busy Elves," which consists of two covers from Cricket. Since one reason given for their inclusion is to demonstrate "some of the best covers this year," their reproduction--much smaller than the originals and not in color--seems pointless.
- Marie Orlando, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NY
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Rr Bowker Llc, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: good condition. School surplus with normal school markings. Small amount of shelf wear. Pages a clean with no writing on them except the school markings. Seller Inventory # 180130037e
Book Description Rr Bowker Llc, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0835230724