Ten tiny stories inspired by true events. A daughter's relationship with her father grows increasingly distant because of dementia and ten thousand miles of ocean.
In exploring the significance of Homer for the poetry of modern Greece - benign shade or looming shadow? - Dr Ricks is tackling a theme that has implications for the study of poetic influence in general. In this 1989 book, he takes the work of Sikelianos, Cavafy and Seferis and subjects a selection of poems to a careful scrutiny. These poems are not imitations of Homer but fresh engagements with Homeric themes, and comparison of the modern versions with the original is found to be illuminating for the poets' methods of composition. Dr Ricks does not lose sight of the larger significance of his subject, and modern poets from outside Greece - Eliot and Pound, in particular - find their way into the discussion. All Greek is translated and the reader has no need to be a specialist in modern or in ancient Greek to find this study absorbing and instructive.
'In spring, Mother Frog laid nine hundred and ninety-nine eggs in the little pond. One warm day, out hatched nine hundred and ninety-nine tadpoles. They were tiny, but full of beans. Mother and Father Frog were delighted. They told their babies, 'Grow big. Grow strong.' The nine hundred and ninety-nine tadpoles grew and grew. All squeezed together in the pond, they croaked up quite a din: 'Can't move!' 'Can't breathe!' Mother and Father sighed. 'It's good they've grown but - ' ' - what shall we do?' Both said at the same time: 'We'll have to move.'
Have you ever wanted something a lot but you're afraid of doing what you need to get it? What do you do about it?
Tiny Makes a Friend, written by Eva Schmidler and illustrated by Toby Mikle, is the story of a small, quirky mouse who is hungry and lonely. And maybe a little bit afraid. But in spite of fear and danger, Tiny exerts confidence and determination to satisfy his needs, and because of his boldness, he makes an unusual friend. As the two unlikely friends grow up, they support and confide in each other. They come to understand that differences don't matter. Large or small, meek or intimidating, friends can share and help each other. Tiny and his friend go on an adventure that opens their eyes to what their future may hold.
Tiny Makes a Friend is about family and friends sharing, caring, respecting, and growing up. Children between the ages of seven and twelve will enjoy it--and so will adults.
The Sails Take-Home Library features two sets of stimulating texts to support take-home reading programs. The books are filled with amusing characters, humorous situations and colourful pictures, to engage students and encourage them to read outside the classroom. The inclusion of Parent Notes in each book enables parents to play an integral part in strengthening their child's reading skills.
The Sails Take-Home Library features an exciting mix of titles in both Set A and Set B. Covering a variety of genres and styles, the vibrant mix of fiction and non-fiction titles will engage every student.
This reader is classified as Reading Level 5 / Fountas and Pinnell Level D. Visit our Levelled readers page for further information on reading levels.
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