Postcards from No Man s Land

Two interwoven stories linking Jacob Todd and his grandson visiting Amsterdam for the commemoration of the Battle of Arnhem.

Postcards from No Man s Land

Author: Aidan Chambers

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1862302847

Page: 336

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This winner of the 2003 Michael Printz Award and the Carnegie Medal, told in dual narratives, takes the reader on a memorable voyage of discovery in a foreign city in the midst of war. This edition includes bonus materials and a new Foreword by the author.

Postcards from the Trenches

Each wave was to consist of a line of men, at intervals of two or three paces,
moving across No-Man's-Land at a steady walk. (Wilson 318) That these simple,
linear orders were carried out with disastrous conscientiousness emerges clearly
in ...

Postcards from the Trenches

Author: Allyson Booth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195356250

Page: 200

View: 838

The unprecedented magnitude of death during World War I forever altered how people perceived their world and how they represented those perceptions. In Postcards from the Trenches, Allyson Booth traces the complex relationship between British Great War culture and modernist writings. She shows that, through the experience of the Great War, both civilian and combatant modernist writers found that language could no longer represent experience. She goes on to identify and contextualize several of the resulting modernist tropes: she links the dissolving modernist self to soldiers' familiarity with corpses, the modernist mistrust of factuality to the apparent inaccessibility of facts regarding the "rape of Belgium," and the modernist interest in multiple viewpoints to the singularity of perspective with which generals studied battlefield maps. Though her emphasis is on literary works by Robert Graves, E.M. Forster, and Vera Brittain, among others, Booth's analysis extends to memorials, posters, and architecture of the Great War. This interdisciplinary quality of Booth's study results in a much deeper understanding of how the Great War affected cultural representations and how that culture represented the War.

Children s Literature in Translation

... Breaktime to Postcards How Aidan Chambers Goes (Or Does Not Go) Dutch
VANESSA JOOSEN UniversityofAntwerp, ... novels are analysed in depth to
illustratethis hypothesis: Breaktime (1978) and Postcards From No Man's Land (
1999), ...

Children s Literature in Translation

Author: Jan Van Coillie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317640381

Page: 10

View: 709

Children's classics from Alice in Wonderland to the works of Astrid Lindgren, Roald Dahl, J.K. Rowling and Philip Pullman are now generally recognized as literary achievements that from a translator's point of view are no less demanding than 'serious' (adult) literature. This volume attempts to explore the various challenges posed by the translation of children's literature and at the same time highlight some of the strategies that translators can and do follow when facing these challenges. A variety of translation theories and concepts are put to critical use, including Even-Zohar's polysystem theory, Toury's concept of norms, Venuti's views on foreignizing and domesticating translations and on the translator's (in)visibility, and Chesterman's prototypical approach. Topics include the ethics of translating for children, the importance of child(hood) images, the 'revelation' of the translator in prefaces, the role of translated children's books in the establishment of literary canons, the status of translations in the former East Germany; questions of taboo and censorship in the translation of adolescent novels, the collision of norms in different translations of a Swedish children's classic, the handling of 'cultural intertextuality' in the Spanish translations of contemporary British fantasy books, strategies for translating cultural markers such as juvenile expressions, functional shifts caused by different translation strategies dealing with character names, and complex translation strategies used in dealing with the dual audience in Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales and in Salman Rushdie's Haroun and the Sea of Stories.

Young Adult Literature

... An Na 2003—Postcards from No Man's Land by Aidan Chambers 2004—The
First Part Last by Angela Johnson 2005—How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff 2006—
Looking for Alaska by John Green 2007—American Born Chinese by Gene Luen
 ...

Young Adult Literature

Author: Michael Cart

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838910459

Page: 242

View: 784

This survey helps YA librarians who want to freshen up their readers advisory skills, teachers who use novels in the classroom, and adult services librarians who increasingly find themselves addressing the queries of teen patrons.

Campbell s Scoop

Recent impassioned controversy over the teen appeal of the last three winners of
that award (Postcards from No Man's Land by Aidan Chambers, A Step from
Heaven by An Na, and Kit's Wilderness by David Almond) have brought to the
fore ...

Campbell s Scoop

Author: Patty Campbell

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810872943

Page: 262

View: 926

At the request of her many fans, Patty Campbell has selected some of her best essays, articles, columns, and speeches on the subject of YA literature. Editor of the Scarecrow Studies in Young Adult Literature series, Campbell provides passionate commentaries about young adult literature and its future.

The Red Pony

... Across the Barricades Joan Lingard The Twelfth Day of July Joan Lingard
Postcards from No Man's Land Aidan Chambers The Outsiders S. E. Hinson The
Pearl John Steinbeck No Turning Back Beverley Naidoo : Z for Zachariah
Richard C.

The Red Pony

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141962828

Page: 128

View: 807

Young Jody Tiflin lives on his father's California ranch. He is thrilled when his father gives him a red pony, and later promises him the colt of a bay mare. Both these gifts bring joy to Jodi's life - but tragedy soon follows. As Jodi begins to learn the harsh lessons of life and death, he starts to understand what growing-up and becoming an adult really means.

The Stretford Enders

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The Stretford Enders

Author: Trevor Colgan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446453944

Page: 240

View: 503

Luke is fed up. Just as his football team has made it to the semi-finals of the All Ireland Schoolboys' League, his mother has decided to move him to Dun Laoghaire. For her it means a new job - perhaps a new man. But for Luke it means the loss of his footballing dream and struggling to fit into a new school. Whom can he trust? Cecilia whose bullying boyfriend wants to beat him to a pulp? Ella the quiet Man City Fan he sits next to? And will he be able to create a half-decent football team in Dun Laoghaire?

Booklist s 1000 Best Young Adult Books since 2000

Even more important is the literary quality ofthese works, never more clearly
manifested than in 2003, when Aidan Chambers received the Printz Award for
Postcards from No Man's Land, a novel with gay content, and Nancy Garden
received ...

Booklist   s 1000 Best Young Adult Books since 2000

Author: Gillian Engberg

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838911501

Page: 360

View: 230

With the explosion in YA publishing, it’s harder than ever to separate good books from the rest. Booklistmagazine’s editors’ deep and broad knowledge of the landscape offers indispensable guidance, and here they bring together the very best of the best books for young adults published since the start of the 21st century. Drawing on the careful judgment of expert YA librarians, this book Includes a foreword by best-selling YA lit authority Michael Cart, who demonstrates how we have entered a new golden age of books for young adults Collects reviews which showcase the most stimulating contemporary YA titles Features an essay in each section, grouped by genre, presenting an overview and examining relevant trends Indexes selections by author, title, and genre for handy reference The thoughtful professional review coverage for which ALA’s Booklist is known makes this volume an ideal tool for YA readers’ advisory and collection development.

Now I Know

The body of a young man, crucified on a metal cross, is found dangling from a crane in a scrapyard and subsequently vanishes.

Now I Know

Author: Aidan Chambers

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409013375

Page: 240

View: 809

The body of a young man, crucified on a metal cross, is found dangling from a crane in a scrapyard and subsequently vanishes. Tom, an ambitious young police officer, think he's had a lucky break when he's put in charge of this bizzare murder investigation. Nik is doing research for a film about a contemporary life of Jesus. Their independent investigations ultimately bring them together in an unexpected climax.

Notes from No Man s Land

In Waco, Texas, a black man convicted of killing a white woman was taken from
the courtroom by a mob and burned, then his charred body was hanged from a
telephone pole. A postcard was made from the photo of a burned man hanging ...

Notes from No Man s Land

Author: Eula Biss

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 9781555970222

Page: 208

View: 123

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize A frank and fascinating exploration of race and racial identity Notes from No Man's Land: American Essays begins with a series of lynchings and ends with a series of apologies. Eula Biss explores race in America and her response to the topic is informed by the experiences chronicled in these essays -- teaching in a Harlem school on the morning of 9/11, reporting for an African American newspaper in San Diego, watching the aftermath of Katrina from a college town in Iowa, and settling in Chicago's most diverse neighborhood. As Biss moves across the country from New York to California to the Midwest, her essays move across time from biblical Babylon to the freedman's schools of Reconstruction to a Jim Crow mining town to post-war white flight. She brings an eclectic education to the page, drawing variously on the Eagles, Laura Ingalls Wilder, James Baldwin, Alexander Graham Bell, Joan Didion, religious pamphlets, and reality television shows. These spare, sometimes lyric essays explore the legacy of race in America, artfully revealing in intimate detail how families, schools, and neighborhoods participate in preserving racial privilege. Faced with a disturbing past and an unsettling present, Biss still remains hopeful about the possibilities of American diversity, "not the sun-shininess of it, or the quota-making politics of it, but the real complexity of it."

Seal Secret

He makes William promise never to tell anyone about it, and plans to breed it on a farm. William is determined to let it go free, and 'borrows' a leaky dinghy to take it out to sea. The story ends with an exciting rescue.

Seal Secret

Author: Aidan Chambers

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409012840

Page: 128

View: 361

William resents going on a 'boring' holiday to Wales, but while there he is let into a big secret by Gwyn, a local boy. Gwyn has found a seal pup and has it hidden in a cave. He makes William promise never to tell anyone about it, and plans to breed it on a farm. William is determined to let it go free, and 'borrows' a leaky dinghy to take it out to sea. The story ends with an exciting rescue.

The Present Takers

Lucy's life is being made hell by Melanie Prosser and her bullying sidekicks - the present takers - who threaten her every day at school for presents and money.

The Present Takers

Author: Aidan Chambers

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407098985

Page: 176

View: 218

Lucy's life is being made hell by Melanie Prosser and her bullying sidekicks - the present takers - who threaten her every day at school for presents and money. Too ashamed to tell her parents, and too scared to tell her teacher, Lucy finds an unexpected ally in Angus Burns. But when push comes to shove, there's only one thing to do: take on the present takers at their own game, to silence them once and for all.

The Kissing Game

United under the banner of flash fiction, this is a collection of stories, or little 'cells', complete in themselves but connected by the overarching themes of betrayal and revenge.

The Kissing Game

Author: Aidan Chambers

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409014665

Page: 224

View: 492

United under the banner of flash fiction, this is a collection of stories, or little 'cells', complete in themselves but connected by the overarching themes of betrayal and revenge. All featuring teenagers and often with an unexpected twist, these frighteningly realistic stories will take you to the very edge and beyond.

The Roses of No Man s Land

One of Tingle Woods Culbertson's photographs, which he later sold for 'no small
price'. VAD Ambulance Nurse Claire Tisdall. No. 22 General Hospital, Camiers. A
typical sentimental postcard of 1915. Dr Daniel Reardon of Quincy, ...

The Roses of No Man s Land

Author: Lyn MacDonald

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141960329

Page: 384

View: 443

THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE BBC DRAMA THE CRIMSON FIELD 'On the face of it,' writes Lyn Macdonald, 'no one could have been less equipped for the job than these gently nurtured girls who walked straight out of Edwardian drawing rooms into the manifest horrors of the First World War ...' Yet the volunteer nurses rose magnificently to the occasion. In leaking tents and draughty huts they fought another war, a war against agony and death, as men lay suffering from the pain of unimaginable wounds or diseases we can now cure almost instantly. It was here that young doctors frantically forged new medical techniques - of blood transfusion, dentistry, psychiatry and plastic surgery - in the attempt to save soldiers shattered in body or spirit. And it was here that women achieved a quiet but permanent revolution, by proving beyond question they could do anything. All this is superbly captured in The Roses of No Man's Land, a panorama of hardship, disillusion and despair, yet also of endurance and supreme courage. 'Lyn Macdonald writes splendidly and touchingly of the work of the nurses and doctors who fought their humanitarian battle on the Western Front' Sunday Telegraph Over the past twenty years Lyn Macdonald has established a popular reputation as an author and historian of the First World War. Her books are based on the accounts of eyewitnesses and survivors, told in their own words, and cast a unique light on the First World War. Most are published by Penguin.

Dying to Know You

Karl, aged seventeen, is hopelessly in love.

Dying to Know You

Author: Aidan Chambers

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448120314

Page: 288

View: 216

Karl, aged seventeen, is hopelessly in love. But the object of his affections, Firella, demands proof, and poses him a series of questions regarding his attitude to the many sides of love. But Karl is dyslexic, and convinced that if Firella finds out, she will think he is stupid, and unworthy of her, and leave him. So Karl asks a local writer to help him construct his replies - and an unlikely, but extremely touching, friendship develops between the two men. They both come to learn a great deal about about life from a very different perspective, and when an act of violence shatters their calm, they find their respective appraisal of life shifting in profound ways.

Blindside

An emotionally challenging and beautifully written drama that confronts the messiness of life head-on.

Blindside

Author: Aidan Chambers

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781781124642

Page: 88

View: 959

Pete's a brilliant runner and dreams of athletic stardom - but fate intervenes. Pete is blindsided when he is involved in a horrific bike collision and his whole life is knocked off course. Stuck in a hospital bed and lamenting the loss of his mobility as well as his shattered dreams, the other people on his ward help Pete see that giving up on life is not the answer.

Aidan Chambers

Examines the author's series of six novels known as the "Dance Sequence."

Aidan Chambers

Author: Betty Greenway

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810850873

Page: 133

View: 802

Examines the author's series of six novels known as the "Dance Sequence."

The Toll Bridge

Jan feels so hemmed in by the pressures of family and friends, he decides to leave home and live alone in the house on the toll bridge.

The Toll Bridge

Author: Aidan Chambers

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409012816

Page: 208

View: 543

Everyone seems to know best when it comes to Jan's future - but he's still working out for himself who he really is. Jan feels so hemmed in by the pressures of family and friends, he decides to leave home and live alone in the house on the toll bridge. While there, he meets Tess and Adam and their close bond of friendship develops into something which has devastating effects on them all.

Dance On My Grave

'The film is an opportunity to think about yourself, to think about your life, about your love, about your purpose... But mostly I just want people to enjoy this story as much as I did when I first discovered it.

Dance On My Grave

Author: Aidan Chambers

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409012786

Page: 256

View: 301

Life in his seaside town is uneventful for Hal Robinson, nothing unusual, exciting or odd ever happens to him - until now that is. Until the summer of his 16th birthday when he reaches a crossroads of choices in life. He foolishly takes a friend's boat for a day's sailing, gets into difficulty and is rescued by Barry Gorman. Their ensuing relationship results in a tumultuous summer for Hal as he experiences the intense emotions of his first teenage love.

Breaktime

When Ditto challenges Morgan to prove that literature is crap he triggers off a chain of events to alter his outlook of life forever.

Breaktime

Author: Aidan Chambers

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409012751

Page: 144

View: 474

When Ditto challenges Morgan to prove that literature is crap he triggers off a chain of events to alter his outlook of life forever. Ditto faces a series of charges from Morgan against literature: that all fiction is Done. Finished. Dead; a sham and a pretence. He undertakes faithfully to record a life in the week of Ditto - with all the chaos of reality thrown in - and his literary creation reveals more about himself tha he originally bargained for.