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marian engel For Kids Book Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-10-16
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  ISNB:0889203490  Language:English
Book Introduction: Marian Engel emerged as a writer during that period in Canada when nationalism increased and “new feminism” dawned. Although she is recognized as a distinguished woman of letters, she has not been widely studied; consequently we know relatively little about her and her craft. The mate......[Read More]
$95
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  ISNB:0802036872  Language:English
Book Introduction:Marian Engel was a writer's writer – an iconoclast, deeply admired and loved by a generation of Canadian authors and critics. Informal gatherings were often held at Engel's Toronto house, and it was there that Engel's many literary friendships were first nurtured, later to blossom through the ......[Read More]
$49.95
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  ISNB:0773426221  Language:
Book Introduction:This book accounts for the varying popularity of Margaret Laurence, Margaret Atwood, and Marian Engel according to their treatments of Canadian and female identities during the 1906's and 70's. She demonstrates how their portrayals of female and national characters were understood at the time accord......[Read More]
$74.95
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  ISNB:0773536345  Language:English
Book Introduction:Rains, a former soldier in the Napoleonic Wars, immigrated to Canada at the same period as Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill. He brought with him his wards, sisters Frances and Elizabeth. The three settled on St Joseph Island in northern Ontario, where their unusual domestic arrangement caugh......[Read More]
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  ISNB:0776604031  Language:English
Book Introduction:A student at McGill in the mid-1950s, Marian Engel wrote her M.A. thesis under the direction of Hugh MacLennan. Their work together became the basis of a correspondence, the MacLennan half of which survives and is detailed here. Both personal and professional in nature, MacLennan's letters to Engel ......[Read More]
$17
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  ISNB:0773513388  Language:English
Book Introduction:Christl Verduyn analyses Engel's work from a feminist literary perspective, examining Engel's concern with women's experiences and perception of the world, female identity and the social constraints on its development, female subjectivity and self, the mother-daughter relationship, and forces opposi......[Read More]
$32.95
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  ISNB:1897178123  Language:English
Latest Reviews: "I have had, now, time to recover; a smooth week in the womb." Bought purely for this sentence. I am currently recovering from something even I cannot name, and so maybe one of these days I would read this...and find what? Redemption? Convalescence? Ah, do not mind me. M......[Read More]
$0.01
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  ISNB:0879236671  Language:English
Latest Reviews: After stumbling across this on imgur I feel like it's my duty to read this. For research purposes. I feel like I'm probably going to regret this decision. [Read More]
$10.86
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  ISNB:0618159762  Language:English
Latest Reviews:I felt that this book was very inspirational and interesting! Marian Anderson was not only an incredible singer, she was also an activist that fought for equal rights of African-Americans. The book walks you through Marian's life, including her singing career, personal life, and life as an activist.......[Read More]
$18
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  ISNB:0439269679  Language:English
Latest Reviews:Absolutely loved this picturebook biography if Marian Anderson's life and struggle to be heard as an African American singer. I was saddened to learn that although she was American she was not allowed to perform in many places or treated with the dignity all people deserve, but that she was able to ......[Read More]
$11.01
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  ISNB:B01BJZQDPU  Language:English
Book Introduction:The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Marian Anderson in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a timeline and other informative backmatter.[Read More]
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  ISNB:1634712218  Language:English
Book Introduction:The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Marian Anderson in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a timeline and other informative backmatter.[Read More]
$12.79
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  ISNB:0547480342  Language:English
Latest Reviews:I felt that this book was very inspirational and interesting! Marian Anderson was not only an incredible singer, she was also an activist that fought for equal rights of African-Americans. The book walks you through Marian's life, including her singing career, personal life, and life as an activist.......[Read More]
$10.99
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  ISNB:0771030770  Language:English
Latest Reviews: An old favorite I pull off the shelf now and then...Canadian author I find a lot of people haven't read, which is a shame. The main character in Lunatic Villas is flawed, a little nutty, but that's ok. All the characters are charming and the book itself is almost like a ......[Read More]
$6.93
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  ISNB:0439928184  Language:English
Latest Reviews: "Odetta couldn't just sing, she could sang."I'm reserving some Odetta right now! [Read More]
$5.99
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  ISNB:0761461353  Language:English
Latest Reviews:A kid-friendly retelling of the story of the Virgin Mary visiting a poor man and asking him to build a shrine to her atop a hill in Mexico. The illustrations are lush and the text is accessible to upper elementary students. I can't however, envision this being read aloud at a school library or in a ......[Read More]
$10.33
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  ISNB:0761419403  Language:English
Latest Reviews: Great, simple to understand, discussion on the Engel V. Vitale case. [Read More]
$5.86
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  ISNB:1472801253  Language:English
Latest Reviews: The illustrations are gorgeous, rich and detailed. The book does a good enough job of describing the various aspects of the Robin Hood legend, and it discusses why and how this particular myth continues to endure and take on new colours with time. [Read More]
$17.95
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  ISNB:0894903039  Language:English
Book Introduction:Tells the story of the African-American singer who struggled against prejudice to become one of the great opera performers of the century.[Read More]
$14.95
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  ISNB:1881889653  Language:English
Latest Reviews:Every once in a while I re-discover the magic, the charm, the purpose of public libraries. I didn't know there was Ezra Keats biography and I'm glad I picked up this book. The chapter titled Newspaper Clippings is heartwarming and tragic. The chapter titled A Place of His Own revealed my ignorance a......[Read More]

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