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by Kathryn Lasky

  • ISBN: 0152157271
  • Author: Kathryn Lasky
  • ePub ver: 1102 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 216
  • Publisher: Harcourt Childrens Books; 1st edition (July 1, 1994)
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  • Category: Teenagers
  • Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
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Kathryn Lasky (born June 24, 1944) is an American children's writer who also writes for adults under the names Kathryn Lasky Knight and E. L. Swann. Her children's books include several Dear America books, The Royal Diaries books, Sugaring. Her children's books include several Dear America books, The Royal Diaries books, Sugaring Time, The Night Journey, Wolves of the Beyond, and the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. Her awards include Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature, National Jewish Book Award, and Newbery Honor.

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KATHRYN LASKY's many books for young people have received such honors as the Parents' Choice Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and a Newbery Honor . Memoirs of a Bookbat.

KATHRYN LASKY's many books for young people have received such honors as the Parents' Choice Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and a Newbery Honor citation. Her picture books include The Emperor's Old Clothes, illustrated by David Catrow; A Brilliant Streak: The Making of Mark Twain, illustrated by Barry Moser; and Marven of the Great North Woods, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Библиографические данные. Издание: перепечатанное.

Kathryn Lasky (born June 24, 1944) is an American author whose work includes several Dear America books, the Royal Diaries books, Sugaring Time, The Night Journey, the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series.

Kathryn Lasky (born June 24, 1944) is an American author whose work includes several Dear America books, the Royal Diaries books, Sugaring Time, The Night Journey, the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series, and the Wolves of the Beyond series. Kathryn Lasky is the Newbery Honor author of over one hundred fiction and nonfiction books for children and young adults

Harper Jessup is an avid reader, and when her parents become  migrants for God she must keep her books secret

Harper Jessup is an avid reader, and when her parents become  migrants for God she must keep her books secret. Harper Jessup is an avid reader, and when her parents become â?migrants for Godâ? she must keep her books secret. As Harper grows older and realizes how valuable reading is to her, she comes to understand that her parentsâ? radical efforts in favor of educational censorship are related to a quest for control within their own family.

Fourteen-year-old Harper, an avid reader of fantasy who must hide her books from her fundamentalist parents, comes to realize that their public promotion of censorship threatens her freedom to make her own choices
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caster
This book was really very interesting, and though the plot was not that captivating and the characters weren't that real, the shortness of the book left little time to reflect on these errors.

The book is about a girl who lives in a trailer with her parents and a sister. At first their family is rather messed up and they are living in a really dumpy trailer. When things begin to get out of control, the parents start going to church and within a few months they become religious fanatics. They get a new trailer and begin to travel across the country, lecturing to schools and town across the country against evolution and supporting the censoring of several books that they feel are immoral or unhealthy. The girl, meanwhile, loves to read, but must concquer many problem to be able to persue this passtime.

The best part about this book was the allusions to other books by other authors, "Brer Rabbit", "Chronicles of Narnia", and "Belgariad" among them. It is very interesting to see what the character's life is like with fanatic parents, and some of the other supporting characters, like Gray, are really interesting and pretty well-made. Some other minor characters that caught my attention were the sister and her friend, and lots of other friends of the family. It is interesting to see how parents can influence not only a child's life but also her friends and interests.

The reason this story gets four stars instead of five is because the writing isn't very good. The story line makes up for these flaws.
Cells
In the Memoirs of a Bookbat is a detailed description of a young girl forced to be someone she is not. However, I think one major point seem to gloss over is the fact that Harper ios forced to move around all th etime she has no stable force in her life. Everything she has is kept in a hidden box in her shoebox on wheels. I think it also deals with her parent's (and people in general) dependancy on FACE (and other groups) as a life support system. However the librarian needs to understand if the story were about a minority group then it would be a huge oxymoron. And the examples he uses are sad and digusting. To cmpare the usage fo live being to test cosmetics fopr people's own vanity is sick and wrong and has nothing to do with protecting women's rights! And the prevention of AIDS is a very good thing! How could one say that?!?! Pergaps he should not be reading educated literature but go back tp reading Ruch Limbaugh.
Andromathris
A wonderful story that shows issues of intellectual freedom. Harper is a girl whose parents are part of an over- realigious group that tries to control and censor everything. Harper, however, has a need to read and have intellectual freedom. I couldn't stop reading it once I started. And I nearly cried toward the end. It's one of those books that you almost don't want to end! The writing style is lovely, the ideas are awesome, and the isues are important. I urge you not to hesitate at all. Go to the nearest library or bookstore and get this book. You will be missing out on a lot if you don't!
Mr.Savik
Even as a person who completely disagrees with book banning and censorship in general, I found this book to be a little heavy-handed. Harper and Gray, admittedly, are great characters, but occasionally they just seem too perfect, especially Gray and his family. Harper's parents and their friends, on the other hand, are simply narrow minded and too obsessive about their religion to pay any attention to anything else- you never get the sense that they could be even vaguely nice. Some of the descriptions are good, the concept is great,and Gray's answering machine messages are very funny and lighten things up a lot, but the flatness of the characters and the obviousness of the plot gives it an overall unrealistic feeling. And as much as I disagree with censorship, I don't need the message thrown in my face so hard.
IWAS
Being thrown into the confusing, almost surreal, world of 14-year old Harper Jessup is incredible. Even if you have nothing, this book makes you feel loved. Touring the US with god-fearing perents is hardly the way to be even if you do live in a Roadmaster Grand Deluxe motor home. When you read this book you start you realize how hard people have it. If someone took away the one thing you loved and called it satanic you would be miserable too. This book is well worth reading. I am reading it now for the fourth time.
iSlate
I have been a long-time fan of Kathryn Lasky, but I have to say that this must be her best book yet. It paints a very realistic picture of a girl whose freedom is oppressed by censorship. I read this book in one day, yet still completely absorbed it and savored it. To anybody who thinks (or does not think, at for that matter)that books should be banned, read "Memoirs of a Bookbat". It is a real eye- opener.
Tyler Is Not Here
Memoirs of a Bookbat is one of the best books I ever read. The language is realistic, with phrases people really use.It's got a preety simple vocabulary, but it creates stunningly beautiful images with the words it does use. The book centers around Harper, a girl with book-banning religous fanatics for parents. The book is against censorship; but i think that it's more about having an open mind than anything else.
A book about a girl who loves books as much as I do? How could I resist.
However, the book was pretty didactic.
I enjoyed it for its depiction of a reader. I found the girl's thoughts on books and reading to be quite believable and even memorable. But on the whole, I felt like this book sacrificed what could have been a good story for the point the author wanted to make about censorship.
But, hey. Read it. Books are good.

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