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Deals annotations for the medal and honor books because the inception of the Newbery and Caldecott Awards. This booklet discusses the phrases and definitions that experience developed for either awards and the importance of the awards as an overview of kid's literature.
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Orchard. Avi weaves a finely crafted tale of high seas adventure and gripping suspense, made rich by thirteen-year-old Charlotte’s deepening understanding of honor and herself. 1990 Award Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. Houghton Mifflin. When ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen’s family decides to pretend that her friend Ellen Rosen is her sister, they become involved in the effort to save the Danish Jews from the Nazis. As the author deftly portrays deep friendship, a strong family, and heroism in wartime, the story builds to a tense climax.
As the boys’ friendship develops, Matt gains an appreciation for the heritage and skills of the Beaver tribe. A Solitary Blue by Cynthia Voigt. Atheneum. Abandoned at the age of seven by his cause-conscious mother, Jeff is left to fend for himself and take care of his absent-minded-professor father. Not until Jeff is stricken with pneumonia at the age of twelve does his father understand how he, too, has deserted his son. Slowly the two build a close, strong relationship that is able to help them survive and grow.
For twelve months Sterling owned the raccoon, raising him from a tiny captured kit to a large adult yearning for his freedom. Bright, curious, energetic, and endearing, Rascal fills the boy’s life with love, companionship, and adventure during their year together. The Loner by Ester Wier, illustrated by Christine Price. McKay. Both nameless and homeless, the boy wanders the country with other migrants, hoping to find work and food. Finally, lost and weak from hunger, he collapses and is 52 The Newbery Awar d s found by a woman called The Boss.