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The Resource The girl with the brown crayon, Vivian Gussin Paley

The girl with the brown crayon, Vivian Gussin Paley

Label
The girl with the brown crayon
Title
The girl with the brown crayon
Statement of responsibility
Vivian Gussin Paley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Once again Vivian Paley takes us into the inquiring minds and dramatic worlds of young children learning in the kindergarten classroom. As she enters her final year of teaching, Paley tells in this book a story of farewell and a story of self-discovery - through the thoughts and blossoming spirit of Reeny, a little girl with a fondness for the color brown and an astonishing sense of herself, "This brown girl that's dancing is me," Reeny announces as her crayoned figures
  • Flit across the classroom walls. Soon enough we are drawn into Reeny's remarkable dance of self-revelation and celebration, and into the literary turn it takes when Reeny discovers a kindred spirit in Leo Lionni - a writer of books and teller of tales. Led by Reeny, Paley takes us on a tour through the landscape of characters created by Lionni. These characters come to dominate a whole year of discussion and debate as the children argue the virtues and weaknesses of
  • Lionni's creations and his themes of self-definition and the individual's place in the community. The Girl with the Brown Crayon tells a simple personal story of a teacher and a child, interweaving the themes of race, identity, gender, and the essential human needs to create and to belong. With characteristic charm and wonder, Paley discovers how the unexplored territory unfolding before her and Reeny comes to mark the very essence of school, a common core of reference,
  • Something to ponder deeply and expand on extravagantly
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1929-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Paley, Vivian Gussin
Dewey number
372.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
LB1140.5.L3
LC item number
P35 1997
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lionni, Leo
  • Lionni, Leo
  • Lionni, Leo
  • Language arts (Preschool)
  • Children's literature
  • Preschool children
  • Children's literature
  • Language arts (Preschool)
  • Preschool children
  • Illinois
  • Interkulturelle Erziehung
  • Vorschulerziehung
  • Kinderbuch
  • USA
Label
The girl with the brown crayon, Vivian Gussin Paley
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm35223093
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 99 pages
Isbn
9780674354425
Lccn
96034708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o35223093
  • (OCoLC)35223093
Label
The girl with the brown crayon, Vivian Gussin Paley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm35223093
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 99 pages
Isbn
9780674354425
Lccn
96034708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o35223093
  • (OCoLC)35223093

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