Magical World of MiddleGate
have lots of choice when it comes to selecting a book to
read to their class or suggesting a book for students to read. So
why accept this INVITATION TO MIDDLEGATE?
true and fantastic
to visit MiddleGate...
One. Who can resist fantasy, adventure and mystery,
Two. So you thought the really great, classic
fantasy books were only written and published in the U.S. or Britain.
Think again! There's another whole world out there.
Three. You're in great company with one of
Canada's up-and-coming, who's writing and illustrating fantasy books
Four. Explore the secret, hidden worlds
of the animal kingdom. What do bees see? What's it like to be a
fish? What if you were a snake?
Five. The books are a joy to read out loud,
replete with rich, juicy language, tongue-twisters and word-plays.
Six. Quizzical Latin verses (with humorous
translations!) are a magical hallmark of the MiddleGate Books. Fun
to read out loud too.
Seven. Embark on a no-cost field trip to magical
Eight. Teachers sure are "real characters"
Nine. Not only are these great reads, but there's
a bonus — great illustrations for thirsty imaginations.
Ten. Excellent teaching resources are available
right here, right now!
with the author
online and TV interviews with Rae St. Clair Bridgman.
Rae St. Clair Bridgman reads during
the launch of The Serpent's Spell
Right in the middle, after the scary part, someone whispers"Boo!"
Editing is important! - an anecdote
to a small story about Rae St. Clair Bridgman's name and how important
it is to proofread—even your very own name. Many other authors
have also posted interesting stories about their names on the Teaching
Books site. (Enter Rae Bridgman under Author SEARCH,
or click here
to listen directly to the mp3 file)
Latin in Children's Books
is an ancient living language. When you begin to explore Latin,
hidden meanings are revealed in the roots of many words, names and
phrases. Latin sounds magical and reminds readers that the meaning
of something can be hidden…but not if you know the secret
of how to unlock words and their history.
Resources about the Snakes of Narcisse
of Narcisse, Manitoba
Federation has created a poster
about snakes for their Wild About poster series. It introduces
Canada's 24 snakes, their behaviours and habitats. And it explains
how snakes are a boon to gardeners and why they should be welcomed,
not feared. (It also advises how to prepare for a snake encounter—"should
you be so lucky!")
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French edition of
The Serpent's Spell
TO ORDER ONLINE
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