Trelease Jim : Hey] Listen to This, Vol.2

Trelease Jim : Hey] Listen to This, Vol.2

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Edited by Jim Trelease

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 489 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 229mm x 30mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 26 August 1993
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0140146555
  • ISBN 13: 9780140146554
  • Sales rank: 644,511

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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 Hololcaust 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 imoportance 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.

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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 Growing Pains Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli Aunt Millicent, by Mary Steele Broken Chain, by Gary Soto Four Miles to Pinecone, by Jon Hassler Miracle at Clement's Pond, by Patricia Pendergraft Object Lesson, by Ellery Queen To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee Thank You, Ma'am, by Langston Hughes Animal Tales A Blue-Eyed Daisy, by Cynthia Rylant A Day No Pigs Would Die, by Robert Newton Peck Good Old Boy: A Delta Boyhood, by Willie Morris Incident at Hawk's Hill, by Allan Eckert Fantastic Tales When the Tripods Came, by John Christopher The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, by Roald Dahl Classics Rikki-tikki-tavi, by Rudyard Kipling Otto of the Silver Hand, by Howard Pyle Joseph: His Dream, by Walter de la Mare Old Chestnuts When Poetry (and Oratory) Was King Casey at the Bat, by Ernest Lawrence Thayer Casey's Revenge, by Grantland Rice The Cremation of Sam McGee, by Robert W. Service Chilling Tales Fear, by Rhys Davies Who's Afraid?, by Philippa Pierce The Elevator, by William Sleator The Night Watchman, by David Braly The Ravine, by Ray Bradbury Out to the Ball Game The Andy Strasberg Story, as told to Mike Bryan Trip to Fenway Drives Home the Truth - Right Off the Bat, by Jim Trelease Escape Reading Mapping Escape Routes Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass Act One, by Moss Hart All the Strange Hours, by Loren Eiseley Alexander Dolgun's Story, by Alexander Dolgun with Patrick Watson I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou Historical Fiction The December Rose, by Leon Garfield Sarah Bishop, by Scott O'Dell North to Freedom, by Anne Holm The Iceberg Hermit, by Arthur Roth The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, by Avi Paper Clips The Land of Wits, Sages, Oracles, Muckrakers, and Insiders Wrong Mom? Tough!, by Mike Royko Nothing to Worry About and The Turtle, by Jim Bishop He Was No Bum, by Bob Greene The Yellow Hankerchief, by Pete Hamill I've Got Your Number, by Robe Imbriano Why Ali Loved Flag Burnings, by Craig Nelsen Nonfiction as Literature Helping Hands, by Brent Ashabranner In the Pantry, by Charles Panati Power of the Powerless: A Brother's Lesson, by Christopher de Vinck Woodsong, by Gary Paulsen Surprise Endings Those Three Wishes, by Judith Gorog It Happened on the Brooklyn Subway, by Paul Deutschman Audio- and Videocassette Production Companies