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by Douglas Alvord,Sarah Orne Jewett

  • ISBN: 1567922872
  • Category: Сhildren's books
  • Author: Douglas Alvord,Sarah Orne Jewett
  • Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: David R Godine (February 25, 2005)
  • Pages: 32 pages
  • FB2 size: 1128 kb
  • EPUB size: 1349 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 265
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Our story today, "A White Heron," is about a 9-year-old girl named Sylvie who moves from the city to live with her . We present the short story "A White Heron" by Sarah Orne Jewett. Dona de Sanctis wrote this version for VOA Learning English. Your narrator is Kay Gallant.

Our story today, "A White Heron," is about a 9-year-old girl named Sylvie who moves from the city to live with her grandmother in the countryside of Vermont. Young Sylvie faces a very important decision when she is asked to choose between money and the freedom of a beautiful wild creature.

A White Heron Lyrics. She grieved because the longed-for white heron was elusive, but she did not lead the guest, she only followed, and there was no such thing as speaking first

A White Heron Lyrics. I. The woods were already filled with shadows one June evening, just before eight o'clock, though a bright sunset still glimmered faintly among the trunks of the trees. She grieved because the longed-for white heron was elusive, but she did not lead the guest, she only followed, and there was no such thing as speaking first. The sound of her own unquestioned voice would have terrified her - it was hard enough to answer yes or no when there was need of that. At last evening began to fall, and they drove the cow home together, and Sylvia smiled with pleasure when they came to the place where she heard the whistle and was afraid only the night before.

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Condition: Near Fine. Illustrated By Douglas Alvord (illustrator). This book is in near fine condition and appears unread. Second softcover printing, 2002.

Theodora Sarah Orne Jewett (September 3, 1849 – June 24, 1909) was an American novelist, short story writer and poet, best known for her local color works set along or near the southern seacoast of Maine. Jewett is recognized as an important practitioner of American literary regionalism. Sarah Orne Jewett was born in South Berwick, Maine. Her family had been residents of New England for many generations.

Read various fiction books with us in our e-reader. A collection of short stories by Sarah Orne Jewett, a nineteenth century American novelist and short story writer, best known for her local color works set in or near South Berwick, Maine, on the bord. er of New Hampshire, which in her day was a declining New England seaport. The book, published in 1886, includes the author’s most successful works, one of which has given the name to the volume.

Sarah Orne Jewett, who wrote the book when she was 47, was largely responsible for popularizing the regionalism genre with her sketches of the fictional Maine fishing village of Dunnet Landing

Sarah Orne Jewett, who wrote the book when she was 47, was largely responsible for popularizing the regionalism genre with her sketches of the fictional Maine fishing village of Dunnet Landing. Like Jewett, the narrator is a woman, a writer, unattached, genteel in demeanor, intermittently feisty, and zealously protective of her time to write. The narrator removes herself from her landlady's company and writes in an empty schoolhouse, but she also continues to spend a great deal of time with Mrs. Todd, befriending her hostess and her hostess's family and friends.

A White Heron and Other Stories. In this context, I think the book will work very well. But I don't think it is the most ideal presentation of the affecting story if children encounter it only a few times.

This beloved short story a classic coming-of-age tale by the author of The Country of the Pointed Firs is gloriously illustrated with pencil drawings by Maine artist Douglas Alvord. Sylvia, a city girl more at home with animals than with people, has come to the Maine Woods to live with her grandmother. One summer afternoon in the late 1800s, her life is changed forever when she meets an attractive young ornithologist searching for birds to snare, stuff, preserve, and display.

With consummate literary skill, Jewett dramatizes the storm of emotions Sylvia feels both for this young man and for the natural world, and especially for the rare white heron the ornithologist is so eager to possess. Mr. Alvord's pictures are as delicate as Sylvia's emotions and as precise as Jewett's descriptions of Sylvia's inner struggle.


Reviews about A White Heron (3):
SlingFire
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Felolv
I've taught Jewett's story for years and find it to be a terrific introduction to the heroic journey motif in literature. Watching little Sylvia ("child of the forest") choose to defend the mystery of nature against her own human interests is a rewarding reading experience that can open many opportunities for discussion. A conversation on the relationship between humanity and nature is one any age group can benefit from.

That being said, I'm not sure the story is really appropriate for young children, and so the attempt to cast it in children's storybook form seems unwise. Though the line drawings have a certain grace to them, they don't actually add much value to the tale. This may be because Jewett's story may not lend itself to portrayal in images, or it may be a failing of the art--though beautiful, the line drawings seem to lack the vitality of the text. This has the unfortunate effect of rendering the story boring, which by itself it certainly is not. Thus, I think small children might be unimpressed.

Also, the depiction of Sylvia seems off. She's nine, but the girl portrayed in the pictures seems far older...12-13, perhaps. This might be quibbling, but to my mind it alters a key element of the tale. Sylvia's youth makes her sacrifice all the more heroically heartbreaking.

I bought this as a gift for a Sylvia I know--the daughter of friends--on her first birthday. I view it as a sort of heirloom book--one that Sylvia will return to over the years. In this context, I think the book will work very well. But I don't think it is the most ideal presentation of the affecting story if children encounter it only a few times.

It's certainly a very nicely assembled text. The book is printed on heavy paper, the cover is very solid, the type is easy to read, and the pictures (as noted) are drawn with expert care. My criticisms, then, are not so much with the execution as they are with the concept. The story is great and the book is beautiful, but they don't seem to mesh well.
Yayrel
I read this short story in a college literature class as a freshman and fell in love with the story. Years later (today) I was killing time in the library and decide to take a gander at the children's section. After a few minutes of browsing and not seeing anything very intriguing, a blue book caught my eye and excitement grew in me when I read the title: A White Heron. I instantly grabbed it and read it right there. The story was as I remembered it, but I had never seen it accompanied by illustrations before. The illustrations brought so much more to the story and I wish I had a copy of it for my own. I know if I ever do buy A White Heron it will be with Cooney's illustrations.

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