Dictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1990-1994: Books by Agnes Regan Perkins

By Agnes Regan Perkins

Written for librarians, lecturers, and researchers, this can be the second one five-year complement to the authors' Dictionary of yankee kid's Fiction, 1960-1984 (Greenwood, 1986). Its 567 entries conceal 189 award-winning kid's books by means of 136 authors released from 1990 to 1994. incorporated are concise severe stories of novels, biographical profiles of authors, and outlines of memorable characters. An appendix lists books by means of the awards they've got gained, and an in depth index permits entire entry to the wealth of fabric contained inside of this reference work.Included are alphabetically prepared entries for these works that critics have singled out to obtain awards or have put on quotation lists through the 5 years coated by means of the quantity. The reference additionally comprises biographical entries for prime authors of kid's fiction, with entries concentrating on how the author's lifestyles pertains to kid's literature and to specific works during this dictionary. the quantity offers an inventory of awards, besides an appendix classifying person works by way of the awards they've got gained. an intensive index offers complete entry to the wealth of knowledge during this e-book.

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She also shows that she understands his new maturity about time and money (she had forbidden him to call Melissa until he worked off the huge telephone bill he had run up) when she also gives him a five-minute call to Melissa. He calls Melissa, is delighted with the naturalness of the conversation, and realizes that he has indeed been maturing, emotionally and socially, as well as physically. The humor, both hyperbolic and understated, is always gentle and kind, so that readers laugh along with Bingo in his mishaps.

When Bill falls on hard times and loses his business for back taxes, he moves his close, comfortable family back to the home town he remembers fondly, Hickory Fork, in an unspecified midwestern state two thousand miles from Los Angeles. Although the family is used to the amenities of an affluent life, like Guccis and Jaguars, they take the move for the most part without grumbling, except for Bambi who is openly determined to get back to Bel-Air as soon as possible. Buffie reports seeing unusual features as soon as they arrive.

Juxtaposed are a family from what many people consider America’s immoral funnyland and the very antithesis of normalcy in family life with those who presumably exemplify rock-bottom, hard-core, salt-of-the-earth America. The latter are shown as far from such because through timidity they have abdicated the age-old roles of parents and authority figures. SLJ. THE BELLS OF CHRISTMAS (Hamilton*, Virginia, illus. Lambert Davis, Harcourt, 1989), brief period novel of Christmas in an African-American family of southern Ohio, near Springfield, in 1890.

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