A Feast of Good Stories : A Special Collection compiled by Pat Alexander
Nothing beats a really good story. From the very first page, this brand new collection of stories and poems promises to be a 'good read'. It gathers together material that explores what it means to `be me', the sense of belonging, family relationships, friends and enemies, bridging the differences and facing challenging situations. The final section looks at parting - death and bereavement - discovering hope and strength even in the saddest times. All the stories are essentially positive and life-affirming. There is a rich variety both in theme and style. Many well known authors are featured including: C.S. Lewis, E. Nesbit, Ann Pilling, Rumer Godden, Elizabeth Laird, Walter Wangerin, James Berry, and Katherine Paterson.
- Hardback | 320 pages
- 157.5 x 236.2 x 25.4mm | 703.08g
- 01 Dec 2001
- Lion Hudson Plc
- Lion Children's Books
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- B&W Line
Table of contents
Contents: 1. Being Me This Journey by Caroline Scott The One and Only Delgado Cheese by Bob Hartman I am David by Anne Holm Malcolm's Amazing Technicolor Waistcoat by Hilary Brand A Half-Baked Bannock Cake by Rachel Anderson The Lark Who Had No Song by Carolyn Nystrom Just a Thought by Anita Seehra 2. Family Matters My Home' by Zoe Whittington Winston's Important Weekend by Rachel Anderson Mum ,Dad and Me' by James Berry Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse Tact by Lucy Upward Davie's Rabbit by Meindert Dejong Ramona's Suitcase by Beverly Cleary Reasonable Parents by Coral Rumble Calum's Swan by Elaine Brown Frank's Dad and the Green Paint by Ann Pilling Sorry by Coral Rumble The Showdown and After by Sylvia Waugh The Final Straw by Steve Turner 3. Not Like Me? Look by Emily Douglas The Choosing by Lois Lenski Third Time Lucky by Pavandeep Lochab Billie by Ann Pilling I See Music by Linette Marton Faster than Thought Rebecca Mockford 4. Friend or Foe? Anna-Magdalena Makes a Friend by Kay Kinnear The Frightful Food Feud by Brian Sibley My Hard Repair Job by James Berry Wanda Petronski by Eleanor Estes Secrets by Coral Rumble My White Brother by Elizabeth George Speare I, Too by Langston Hughes Sisters Under the Skin, Millie Murray Being Black by Rachel Gillies The Fight by Joan Lingard 5. Shaping up to Life The Terrible Secret by E. Nesbit The Quarrel by Beverly Cleary The Telegram by Louisa M. Alcott God of Green Pastures by Anne Holm The 'Glad' Game by Eleanor H. Porter The Christmas Mittens by Geraldine McCaughrean Katy's Lessons by Susan Coolidge The Last Doll by Frances Hodgson Burnett Jody Grows Up by Majorie Kinnan Rawlings Misfits by Nan Hunt 6. Rainbow Through the Rain The Caterpillar by Christina Rossetti Kizzy's Plan by Rumer Godden Heaven by Langston Hughes Aslan's Country, C.S Lewis Going to Heaven by Emily Dickinson Farewell to Shadowlands by C.S Lewis The Night Ben Died by Elizabeth Laird Friends for Ever by Christine Marion Fraser Dad by Julia Wearn Hoot by Jean Little Tony's Mum by Sue Mayfield Uphill by Christina Rossetti Mary, Mary by Walter Wangerin
Each book (also talking about Star of Wonder) contains a mixture of poems, prayers, stories and extracts from novels. Star of Wonder contains Christmas material and A Feast of Good Stories contains general material. The length of the items makes them suitable for assembly as well as RE. There are contributions from well known authors and poets, and contributions from children. The books are nearly two hundred pages long and provide teachers with a mine of material. An ideal staff-room resource. * Cracking RE *
About Pat Alexander
Pat Alexander is co-founder and former editorial director of Lion Publishing. She is also the compiler and author of many books ranging from the best-selling Lion Handbook to the Bible to The Lion First Bible. Pat lives in Oxford where she is actively involved in local church and community life.