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The World According to Kaley

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Publisher Comments:

What do you get when you ask a very imaginative girl to write a history essay? A funny, partly factual, partly personal spin on world history--The World According to Kaley. Filled with doodles and personal "insights," this middle-grade chapter book is fun to read and fun to look at. Kaley's creativity runs wild on these notebook pages.

Review:

"Regan's (Chance) spry novel takes the shape of a notebook collecting an independent-minded fourth grader's writing assignments for world history class. Aspiring writer Kaley has no interest in recording facts or staying on topic, preferring to put her own spunky spin on historical periods and events. Ranging from silly to wry, her frequent asides and embellishments will likely make kids chuckle. Among the comic morsels Kaley offers is her essay on the Middle Ages: in sixth-century northern Europe, 'Everyone had the same name: Frank. For this reason, we call their civilization 'The Franks' '; and monasteries had libraries, which is 'the good news. The bad news is that all the books were written by hand. If you wanted a copy, you had to write the book all over again.' In a creative bit of revisionist history, Kaley tells how the Wright sisters masterminded the design and construction of the renowned flying machine but, concerned about their safety and about mussing their velvet dresses, decided to let their brothers do 'the daredevil deed.' Her teacher comes across as patient but firm, and Kaley's diverting digressions touch upon her new baby brother (she had hoped for a girl), the puppy she wants her teacher to adopt and her uncle, who can't find a publisher for his book on how to get a book published. Readers won't find many reliable historical facts here, but they will discover a scribe with a lively sense of humor. Ages 9-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781581960396
Publisher:
Darby Creek Publishing
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Author:
Regan, Dian Curtis
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Teacher-student relationships
Subject:
World history
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.44x5.80x.59 in. .57 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 112 pages Darby Creek Publishing - English 9781581960396 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Regan's (Chance) spry novel takes the shape of a notebook collecting an independent-minded fourth grader's writing assignments for world history class. Aspiring writer Kaley has no interest in recording facts or staying on topic, preferring to put her own spunky spin on historical periods and events. Ranging from silly to wry, her frequent asides and embellishments will likely make kids chuckle. Among the comic morsels Kaley offers is her essay on the Middle Ages: in sixth-century northern Europe, 'Everyone had the same name: Frank. For this reason, we call their civilization 'The Franks' '; and monasteries had libraries, which is 'the good news. The bad news is that all the books were written by hand. If you wanted a copy, you had to write the book all over again.' In a creative bit of revisionist history, Kaley tells how the Wright sisters masterminded the design and construction of the renowned flying machine but, concerned about their safety and about mussing their velvet dresses, decided to let their brothers do 'the daredevil deed.' Her teacher comes across as patient but firm, and Kaley's diverting digressions touch upon her new baby brother (she had hoped for a girl), the puppy she wants her teacher to adopt and her uncle, who can't find a publisher for his book on how to get a book published. Readers won't find many reliable historical facts here, but they will discover a scribe with a lively sense of humor. Ages 9-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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