This fascinating book shows children what to include in a book about history. Children are shown how to create a book about an event in history or about social history, such as life in a colonial city or a pioneer village. Suggestions for research include a visit to a nearby historic site, reading stories or watching television shows about children who lived during that time in history, and reading non-fiction books about the subject.
This collection of original, laugh-out-loud alternative lyrics is ideal for singing-along, from campfire gatherings to science fiction convention "filk circles." It will delight anyone with a wry sense of humor and a liking for satirical parody. Ms. Leslie, a writer of speculative fantasy and herself a lifelong lover of comic songs - from Tom Lehrer to 'Weird Al' Yankovic to British Music Hall - consistently melds witty lines with accurate scansion. Part One comprises thirteen parodies for the Midwinter Season ... rollicking send-ups of over-played holiday songs ('The Pagan Drummer Person," "Frosty The Pagan," "Jolly Old Krampus"). There's a carol for dogs, and one for vegans. Part Two largely relies for its tunes on the traditional and contemporary folk canon of Scotland, Ireland and England, with an occasional nod to Broadway ... these nineteen very varied send-ups range from Scottish cuisine to paranormal romance, homeland security to Lord of The Rings, IKEA to Goths, earthquakes to cat lovers. No music to read, just fun lyrics (some a wee bit rude!). Most tunes are well-known within the folk canon; each song entry provides the name and composer (or other source) to which it fits.
This is a practical book. By the time you finish reading it you will have all the tools you need to publish your book. Whether it be a novel, a non-fiction book, or a book of poetry, "How to Publish Your Book: A Beginner's Guide" will empower you to publish your book, market it and start earning money from your written word.
Jeffrey M. Elliot interviews five writers of science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Larry Niven, A. E. van Vogt, Poul Anderson, and Robert Silverberg. With an introduction by Richard A. Lupoff.
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