By Lynda G. Adamson
Spanning grades 1-10+, this annotated bibliography of 970 instructed American and global titles released via early 1994 contains grownup titles appropriate for younger readers; a minimum of 2 hundred of the titles are award winners. In help of interdisciplinary English and social reports curricula, librarians and academics can simply gather a easy checklist of books on a geographical position and period of time. Geographical sections are divided into historic time sessions in which entries are geared up alphabetically via author.
Each access includes either analyzing and curiosity grade degrees, a quick incisive annotation concerning the old occasion, atmosphere, plot, protagonist and subject, present book availability, and awards gained. Seven reference appendices enable for simple looking. those beneficial appendices and an authors, a titles, and an illustrators index aid to make this quantity a serious specialist tool.
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The Hideout. Trans. Rika Lesser. New York: Dutton, 1988. 0-525-44343-6, 183p. * An old woman finds Rebecca, nine, in a bombed air raid shelter in 1944, but Rebecca does not remember her own name. After being registered with the Missing Persons Bureau and sent to an orphanage, Rebecca makes friends with a boy hiding in a nearby cornfield who tells her fantasy stories. After an enemy air raid, she suddenly remembers her name, allowing her to be reunited with her parents at the end of the war. Shock may be a coping mechanism t h a t eases fear and the pain of loss of family.
B a k l a n o v , Grigory. Forever Nineteen. Trans. Antonina Bouis. New York: Lippincott, 1989. 0-397-32297-6, 168p. * At nineteen, Volodya becomes a Russian soldier fighting the Germans in 1941. After various battles, wounds, and falling in love, he faces machine gun fire. Actors planning to re-enact World War II recover his body from the trench thirty years later. In the midst of war, one must enjoy each day and each pleasure as it occurs. B e n c h l e y , Nathaniel. Bright Candles: A Novel of Danish Resistance.
When he finds t h a t Barnabas plans to kill him and to overthrow Vespasian, Marcus disguises himself and trails Barnabas. The chase leads Marcus to the woman he loves but does not have enough money to marry. When people do not treat others kindly, they often find themselves alone. 12 ROMAN EMPIRE Davis, Lindsey. Silver Pigs. New York: Crown, 1989. 0-517-57363-6, 258p. Paper, New York: Ballantine, 1991. 0-345-36907-6. R=7; 1=10+. Marcus Didius Falco in Rome during 70 AD helps to uncover a plot against t h e Emperor Vespasian, Nero's successor, after a bitter civil war.