ERIC Number: ED399973
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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The Beverly Cleary Handbook.
After offering biographical background about Beverly Cleary, one of America's most popular children's authors, this book summarizes each of her novels, also noting illustration credits and any awards received by the work. The books are grouped by setting and/or age appropriateness. Settings of Cleary's life, which later became settings for her books, are described in a separate section and illustrated with photographs. A narrative about the settings augments the biographical information on the author. The book then presents a variety of extension activities that can be used in the library or classroom. Some of the projects, such as readers theatre scripts and bulletin board designs, require adult guidance or involvement, while others, such as map and writing activities, can be done independently by students. Selections for further reading list: Beverly Cleary's childhood favorites; books, short stories, plays, and nonfiction articles by Cleary; articles and books about the author and her work; and additional biographical sources. An appendix provides the answer keys for the independent activities. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Authors, Biographies, Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Fiction, Learning Activities, Nonfiction, Novels, Student Projects
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - General
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Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
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