Odysseus in the Serpent Maze

Odysseus in the Serpent Maze

Before he became the hero of the Trojan War, young Odysseus battled monsters and magic Young Prince Odysseus longs to be a hero. But when he and his travelling companions are captured on their way home to Ithaca, Odysseus learns that being a hero isn’t always easy. Now Odysseus must fight dastardly pirates, survive the enchanted songs of sirens, slay monsters, and defeat a treacherous king. Worse still, Odysseus has to deal with girls: snooty, spoiled Princess Helen of Sparta and her companion, the annoyingly sensible Penelope. Odysseus must use his strength and cleverness to save his friends, and he must sacrifice more than he ever expected to be come the hero he is destined to be. This ebook features personal histories by Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris including rare images from the authors’ personal collections, as well as a timeline of the Heroic Age and a conversation between the two authors about the making of the series.

Odysseus in the Serpent Maze

Odysseus in the Serpent Maze

Offers the story of the Prince of Ithaca who, having been kidnapped by pirates, finds himself on a great journey to battle evil forces and outwit his enemies in order to get back home safely. Reprint.

The Reception of Ancient Greece and Rome in Children’s Literature

Heroes and Eagles

The Reception of Ancient Greece and Rome in Children’s Literature

The Reception of Ancient Greece and Rome in Children’s Literature: Heroes and Eagles investigates the varying receptions of Ancient Greece and Rome in children’s literature, covering the genres of historical fiction, fantasy, mystery stories and classical mythology, and considering the ideological manipulations in these works.

Write Your Own Myth

Write Your Own Myth

Writing tips and activities to help readers become writers of myths.

The Haunted House

A Collection of Original Stories

The Haunted House

Come in . . . if you dare. . . . Every kid who has ever lived in the house at 66 Brown's End agrees that it is haunted; but no one agrees on the kind of haunting that goes on there. Lyssa hears a strange crying in the night coming from the basement in Mary K. Whittington's "Somewhere a Puppy Cries." In Bruce Coville's "Biscuits of Glory," Benji Perkins encounters a spirit in the kitchen. Jason is taunted by a mischievous bathroom ghost in "And the Light Flickered" by Barbara Diamond Goldin. While the spooks in these seven mysterious tales may lurk in different rooms, the fear is always the same. Grown-up always make excused, but the children known the haunting is real. Jane Yolen and Martin H. Greenberg, editor of Things That Go Bumb In The Night, Vampires, and Werewolves, have assembled another creepy collection of stories that will have readers wondering just what that strange noise in the next room really was.

The Winners! Handbook

A Closer Look at Judy Freeman's Top-Rated Children's Books of 2006

The Winners! Handbook

Judy Freeman has developed a comprehensive handbook with thoroughly annotated lists of the 2006's best children's books, lesson plans, teacher's guides, stories, songs, and Internet resources. The Winners! Handbook starts with an extensive booklist of Judy's 100 best books of 2006, including many of the big award winners. (If you own Judy's Books Kids Will Sit Still For 3, it follows the same format. Indeed, you can consider the new Winners! Handbook the first update to that book.) Each entry includes a meaty and thoughtful annotation, a germ (a series of practical, do-able, useful, pithy ideas for reading, writing, and illustrating prompts and other activities across the curriculum); a useful list of exemplary related titles; and subject designations for each title to ascertain where the book might fit thematically into your curricular plan or program. There's also a title, author, and subject index for easy access. You find scores of useful and fun ideas, activities, lessons, and ways you can incorporate literature into every aspect of your day and your life. From story hour to school curriculum tie-ins, the many connections include strategies for comprehension, critical thinking skills, research, and problem-solving; songs, games, crafts, songs, plenty of great across-the-curriculum poetry, creative drama and Reader's Theater, storytelling, booktalking, and book discussion. Most of the books included are fabulous read-alouds, read-alones, and natural choices for Guided Reading, Literature Circles, or Book Clubs.

Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen

A biography of Jane Yolen, a prolific and well-known writer of juvenile literature.

Vampires

Vampires

...when night falls, there's no telling who you might meet You might meet him at the mall, a handsome boy with a gift for finding bargains. You may come across him sheltered in a town's synagogue. You may see her transformed into a bat on her way home from a long night out. You might find him lying in wait beneath a garlic-draped grave. Or, it might be someone you already know... There's something for everyone in this eclectic collection of thirteen original vampire stories -- some funny, some spooky, all ghoulishly good!

The Flying Witch

The Flying Witch

Whirr. Whirr. Clunkety-clank Here comes Baba Yaga! Flying her mortar and pestle, the witch with the long iron nose scours the countryside for plump young children to eat. But will she be a match for the fiesty little girl she hopes to throw into her soup? New York Times best-selling author Jane Yolen has created a clever, original story based on hundreds of traditional Russian folktales about the famed scary old witch. Vladimir Vagin's remarkably detailed borders and intricate scenes will give readers chills and laughs as they read this witty tale.

Meow

Cat Stories from Around the World

Meow

Paintings of more than fifty different cats in their native homes enhance a collection of cat stories, sayings, and nursery rhymes from Tibet, Oman, India, Scotland, the United States, and more.