» » The Mind's Eye

Download The Mind's Eye fb2

by Paul Fleischman

  • ISBN: 0805063145
  • Category: Сhildren's books
  • Author: Paul Fleischman
  • Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • Other formats: lrf txt mobi rtf
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); 1st edition (September 15, 1999)
  • Pages: 112 pages
  • FB2 size: 1111 kb
  • EPUB size: 1802 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 741
Download The Mind's Eye fb2

Written entirely in dialogue, The Mind's Eye can be performed as reader's theater, but it is a fully satisfying novel

Written entirely in dialogue, The Mind's Eye can be performed as reader's theater, but it is a fully satisfying novel. Courtney learns how to lead an exciting, fulfilling life after an accident causes her to be paralyzed. Her roommate, Elva, sparks her interest in travel of the mind. The book would be good for a discussion about the impact of serious injuries and using imagination in tough times.

The Mind's Eyes is a great story by Paul Fleischman. In this book, a young girl got into a terrible accident and damaged her legs. She also lived only with her stepfather for her mother passed away along time ago. Not getting along with her stepfather, she was stuck at a Home Care while he found a new life with another woman. Although she was lonely at first, she made new friends and adventure. Together they enjoyed imagining about things and places. I enjoyed this book very much.

Электронная книга "The Mind's Eye: A Novel", Paul Fleischman. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "The Mind's Eye: A Novel" для чтения в офлайн-режиме.

Paul Fleischman (born 1952) is an American writer of children's books

Paul Fleischman (born 1952) is an American writer of children's books. He and his father Sid Fleischman have both won the Newbery Medal from the American Library Association recognizing the year's "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children". For the body of his work he was the United States author nominee for the international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2012.

In Paul Fleischman's novel formatted like a play, Courtney has recently been involved in an accident that left her paralyzed

In Paul Fleischman's novel formatted like a play, Courtney has recently been involved in an accident that left her paralyzed. She now resides in a facility in North Dakota that specializes in severe debilitations. Her attitude is understandably poor. She is a 17-year-old girl who has nothing to look forward to, and her senile roommate won't stop asking Courtney to read to her. When she finally relents, Elva (the roommate) tells her to read a travel guide to Italy.

Redirected from Mind's Eye (Paul Fleischman novel)). Mind's Eye is a 1999 dialogue format novel written by Paul Fleischman. It was named an American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults. The main character, Courtney, is a very unlucky girl. Her father walked out on her mom and her when she was little. Adding to that, her mom remarried a real jerk. To make matters worse, her mom died leaving Courtney alone with her stepfather

The Mind's Eye. A Novel. Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). NYPLT Books for the Teen Age, American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, NYPL Books for the Teen Age, Books for the Teen Age, New York Public Library, ALA Best Books for Young Adults.

The Mind's Eye. Holt Books for Young Readers. Connect with the author.

A novel in play form in which sixteen-year-old Courtney, paralyzed in an accident, learns about the power of the mind from an elderly blind woman who takes Courtney on an imaginary journey to Italy using a 1910 guidebook. Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning. Interest age level : Ages 12-17.

A vacant lot, rat-infested and filled with garbage, looked like no place for a garden. Written to be read aloud by two voices-sometimes alternating, sometimes simultaneous-here is a collection of irresistible poems that celebrate the insect world, from the short life of the mayfly to the love song of the book louse. Funny, sad, loud, and quiet, each of these poems resounds with a booming, boisterous, joyful noise. In this remarkable volume of poetry for two voices, Paul Fleischman verbally re-creates the /joyful noise" of insects. The poems resound with the pulse of the cicada and the drone of the honeybee.

Eighty-eight-year old Elva and Courtney, an attractive sixteen-year-old with a severed spinal chord, lie in adjacent beds in a grim Bismarck, North Dakota convalescent home. Ignored by the world, the only resource they have left is their imagination. As Elva and Courtney go on a fantasy trip to Italy (accompanied by Elva's long dead husband and guided by a 1910 travel book), Elva shows Courtney a new way to envision love.

Eighty-eight-year old Elva and Courtney, an attractive sixteen-year-old with a severed spinal chord, lie in adjacent beds in a grim Bismarck, North Dakota convalescent home. Ignored by the world, the only resource they have left is their imagination.As Elva and Courtney go on a fantasy trip to Italy (accompanied by Elva's long dead husband and guided by a 1910 travel book), Elva shows Courtney a new way to envision love. But to accept it, and the gift of the imagination, Courtney must make the trip her own--even if she destroys the art Elva holds most dear.Written entirely in dialogue, Mind's Eye can be performed as reader's theater, but it is a fully satisfying novel. In this extraordinarily innovative, profound, and yet readable book Paul Fleischman makes us all feel what a powerful--and dangerous--tool the imagination can be.
Reviews about The Mind's Eye (7):
Cerekelv
In Paul Fleischman's Mind's Eye, Courtney is a sixteen-year-old girl whose father left her and her mother when she was two. Countney did not get along with her stepfather so when her mother died, it made the situation worse. Courtney had a horse accident which has made her paralyzed. Her stepfather put her in a nursing home. She meets Elva who is eighty-eight years old and almost blind. Courtney and Elva take an imaginary trip to Italy using a 1910 travel guide. Even though the trip is only in the mind's eye, Courtney's need for love makes the journey real. Mind's Eye is a contemporary fiction book written in script.
Risteacor
Written as a play and taking place in a convalescent home, Mind�s Eye is a touching story of the bond formed between Courtney a 16-year old who recently became a paraplegic and Elva, her elderly roommate who is bedridden and almost blind. A former English teacher, Elva is an educated and spirited woman. Kept company by the likes of John Greenleaf Whittier, William Blake and Robert Frost, she colors her conversations with quotes from the greats of the literary world. Depressed over her circumstances, Elva is nothing more than an irritant to Courtney. But when Elva tells Courtney a sentimental story about her late husband, Emmett, Courtney reluctantly listens. Elva explains that Emmett had always wanted to go to Europe, but passed away before his dream was realized. Elva tells Courtney that she had made a promise to Emmett that she herself would make the journey, but she became bedridden before that was possible. She encourages Courtney to join her and her husband on an imaginary pleasure trip through Italy using her 1910 Baedeker�s Italy as their guide.
With detailed accounts, Fleischman creates a lavish trip through Italy�s landmarks and countryside. For Elva, the trip becomes a time filled with fond memories of her late husband. At first, Courtney uses the trip as an opportunity to exude her anger about the new condition in which she finds herself. With little enthusiasm, Courtney reads from the travel guide and butchers the language. She unpacks her bags and ventures through Italy, and at one point takes a bold move and steers the trip in her own direction. Granting herself Medusa like powers, she pretends to ruin some of the world�s most prized pieces of art. But, as she begins to heal spiritually and emotionally, she gives herself an imaginary boyfriend.
Fleischman craftily uses the trip to display Courtney�s remarkable journey to emotional and spiritual recovery. He fills the reader with hope for Courtney and all others in similar situations as she continues her journey with another roommate after Elva�s death. Fleischman�s choice to leave out Courtney�s emotional reaction to Elva�s death is an interesting one, which leaves something special for the reader�s own imagination. While the story could be easily understood by very young adults, the references to literary works and the spirit of this story would best be appreciated by sensitive readers. The surreal cover is a perfect complement to this imaginative flight.
Xanna
"Mind's Eye" has a nice concept going, but the book is too short to sufficiently grasp the reader. The small, widely spaced pages are written in a screenplay format, so there are very few words and the main characters' lives are summed up in half of an already short page. Reading the book in forty-five minutes only gave me a small glimpse of what was going on; had the book been longer and not been a screenplay, I might have gotten to know Courtney and Elva better.
Kelenn
I found reading this play to be a very moving experience. Not surprisingly, Courtney's life is completely altered when she becomes paralyzed. She loses so much, and I think that Fleischman accurately portrays the way a teen would handle these losses. He also shows how a terrible accident can force a person to look deeper within and rely on her inner strength. I felt a sense of hope for Courtney by the end of the play.
Bloodfire
This book was introduced to me by Faith, my best friend. After reading it, she told me that the book was very touching and that I would love it. The cover also seemed to look interesting and fun so I went ahead and read it . Even the cover seemed to tell me that this would be a book that I enjoy.
The Mind's Eyes is a great story by Paul Fleischman. In this book, a young girl got into a terrible accident and damaged her legs. She also lived only with her stepfather for her mother passed away along time ago. Not getting along with her stepfather, she was stuck at a Home Care while he found a new life with another woman. Although she was lonely at first, she made new friends and adventure. Together they enjoyed imagining about things and places.
I enjoyed this book very much. It taught me new values in life. I learned you can't learn everything about a person by when you first look at them. It was a fun and interesting book, and I laughed everytime the girl and her friend made up their imaginary friends. This is a book that should be read by everyone!

Related to The Mind's Eye fb2 books: