The Children S Book

Author: A. S. Byatt
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307373835
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From the renowned author of Possession, The Children’s Book is the absorbing story of the close of what has been called the Edwardian summer: the deceptively languid, blissful period that ended with the cataclysmic destruction of World War I. In this compelling novel, A.S. Byatt summons up a whole era, revealing that beneath its golden surface lay tensions that would explode into war, revolution and unbelievable change — for the generation that came of age before 1914 and, most of all, for their children. The novel centres around Olive Wellwood, a fairy tale writer, and her circle, which includes the brilliant, erratic craftsman Benedict Fludd and his apprentice Phillip Warren, a runaway from the poverty of the Potteries; Prosper Cain, the soldier who directs what will become the Victoria and Albert Museum; Olive’s brother-in-law Basil Wellwood, an officer of the Bank of England; and many others from every layer of society. A.S. Byatt traces their lives in intimate detail and moves between generations, following the children who must choose whether to follow the roles expected of them or stand up to their parents’ “porcelain socialism.” Olive’s daughter Dorothy wishes to become a doctor, while her other daughter, Hedda, wants to fight for votes for women. Her son Tom, sent to an upper-class school, wants nothing more than to spend time in the woods, tracking birds and foxes. Her nephew Charles becomes embroiled with German-influenced revolutionaries. Their portraits connect the political issues at the heart of nascent feminism and socialism with grave personal dilemmas, interlacing until The Children’s Book becomes a perfect depiction of an entire world. Olive is a fairy tale writer in the era of Peter Pan and Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind In the Willows, not long after Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. At a time when children in England suffered deprivation by the millions, the concept of childhood was being refined and elaborated in ways that still influence us today. For each of her children, Olive writes a special, private book, bound in a different colour and placed on a shelf; when these same children are ferried off into the unremitting destruction of the Great War, the reader is left to wonder who the real children in this novel are. The Children’s Book is an astonishing novel. It is an historical feat that brings to life an era that helped shape our own as well as a gripping, personal novel about parents and children, life’s most painful struggles and its richest pleasures. No other writer could have imagined it or created it. From the Hardcover edition.

Mind Children

Author: Hans Moravec
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674576186
Size: 45.76 MB
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"A dizzying display of intellect and wild imaginings by Moravec, a world-class roboticist who has himself developed clever beasts . . . Undeniably, Moravec comes across as a highly knowledgeable and creative talent--which is just what the field needs".--Kirkus Reviews.

Voracious Children

Author: Carolyn Daniel
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415976421
Size: 16.52 MB
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First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Children And Games In The Middle Ages

Author: Lynne Elliott
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780778713494
Size: 40.99 MB
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Describes the life of children in medieval times, their games, pastimes, education, and the ways in which they were prepared for different roles in medieval society.

History S Children

Author: Anna Clark
Publisher: UNSW Press
ISBN: 9780868408637
Size: 59.71 MB
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What is it about Australian history? Students dismiss the subject for being boring while politicians and concerned parents fret over their lack of historical knowledge. The classroom has become the battleground of the ‘history wars’, yet no-one ever asks the children what they think about Australian history and what they like—or don't about learning it. Through interviews with around 250 Australian students from a wide variety of schools, Anna Clark asks how teachers and students teach and learn Australian history. This book is a lively and often surprising read that throws all kinds of challenges to students, teachers and indeed, politicians.

Children Talking Television

Author: David Buckingham
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780750701099
Size: 67.60 MB
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Considers the role of social class, gender and ethnic background in determining children's understanding and use of television. The book looks at the development of children's conceptions of television genres and narrative forms.

The King Without A Shadow

Author: R. C. Sproul
Publisher: P & R Publishing
ISBN: 9780875527000
Size: 38.54 MB
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Reprint. Elgin, Ill.: Chariot Books, 1996.

The Children Of Aataentsic

Author: Bruce G. Trigger
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773506275
Size: 79.60 MB
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The Children of Aataentsic is both a full-scale ethnohistory of the Huron Indian confederacy and a far-reaching study of the causes of its collapse under the impact of the Iroquois attacks of 1649. Drawing upon the archaeological context, the ethnography

Children And Pictures

Author: Richard P. Jolley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405105437
Size: 75.90 MB
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CHILD & DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY. When children draw, what are they trying to convey? What do they see in their own work and what can we learn from it? Richard Jolley critiques the most recent studies conducted in the field, lending insight and perspective to art's roll in understanding child development. Addressing the traditional theories of drawing development, Jolley examines the key concepts of understanding and production, regarding pictures as representations, and relates this idea to children's concept of representation as a whole. Emphasizing the need to bring the study of children's drawings into mainstream child development studies, this text looks at the use of drawings in clinical settings, their noted benefits in therapeutic processes and examines their use as memory aids. Presenting up-to-date research, and pointing towards future topics of study, "Children and Pictures" is an edifying resource for parents, students, researchers, and educators in the field.

Written For Children

Author: John Rowe Townsend
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810831171
Size: 65.55 MB
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A critical survey of the best and most representative English-language children's literature and picture-books of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries