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Great Books for Boysby Kathleen Odean
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Boys in our culture are raised to achieve, to hide such feelings as uncertainty and fear, to compete rather than cooperate. Boys also trail girls in reading and a love of books. What parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians need is a tool that will guide them to the books that will inspire all kinds of boys and keep them coming back for more. Now Kathleen Odean, a former member of the esteemed Caldecott and Newbery Award committees, has compiled and annotated GREAT BOOKS FOR BOYS, a unique and invaluable collection of more than six hundred boos — picture-story books, novels, mysteries, biographies, folktales, sports books, and more — that will fascinate and educate boys ages two to fourteen. Here are classic characters such as Bilbo Baggins and Frog and Toad; new favorites like Bingo Brown and Martin the Warrior; and real-life inspirations such as the Wright brothers, Jackie Robinson, and Marco Polo.
More than just a pastime, literature is a key to the unexplored. And the boys who discover reading from these books will be embarking on an adventure that will fuel their dreams for the rest of their lives.
The author of the groundbreaking success "Great Books for Girls" returns with a one-of-a-kind sourcebook of valuable reading for boys--a unique and invaluable collection of more than 600 books, including picture story books, novels, mysteries, biographies, folktales, and sports books.
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