ERIC Number: ED361651
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Lure of Story.
Noting that Katherine Paterson's books are loved by school children everywhere, this paper discusses her engagement with the books she writes and how children respond to them. The paper begins with a brief discussion of the inspiration of one of Katherine Paterson's fairy tales and presents an extended discussion of the motivation behind her writing "Bridge to Terabithia," which was based on events in her own life. The paper also discusses the ways in which Finian O'Shea, an elementary school teacher of sixth-grade students in Dublin, Ireland, managed to get such students to respond to literature. The paper then describes the Vermont Reading Project, a book discussion program for newly literate adults which uses children's books. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Reading Research Center, Athens, GA.; National Reading Research Center, College Park, MD.