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The world according to Kaley

by Regan, Dian Curtis.

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Carrick Children's Picture Books j Fic Regan, D
Location  CLP - Carrick
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  j Fic Regan, D
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's First Chapter Books j Fic Regan, D
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's First Chapter Books
Call Number  j Fic Regan, D
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Children Fiction J REGAN
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Children Fiction
Call Number  J REGAN
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j REGAN
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Fiction
Call Number  j REGAN
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j REG
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  j REG
Western Allegheny Community Library Juvenile Fiction JF REGAN
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  JF REGAN
What do you get when you ask a very imaginative girl to write a history essay? a funny, partly factual, partly personal spin on world history. You get the World According to Kaley. Filled with doodles and personal "insights," this middle-grade chapter book is fun to read and look at, too!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3-5. Fourth-grader Kaley's world unfolds in a series of lengthy, heavily embroidered essays written for her World History class and the brief notes from her teacher, Mr. Serrano, that accompany the graded papers. Kaley's approach to her work is imaginative rather than informative, often fictional rather than factual, and frequently funny. Between the lines of history, readers learn of Kaley's mother's pregnancy, of Kaley's disappointment when she learns that the baby is a boy, and of her concern when the baby is hospitalized with an infection. The light, breezy writing style will suit kids who love the first-person voice of the Marissa Moss' Amelia's Notebook series but want something that looks more like a chapter book. Kaley's line drawings appear on some of the pages, but these small, black-and-white illustrations are not distracting. With its large type and white space between the lines, the book might also suit slightly younger children reading beyond their grade level. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Regan's (Chance) spry novel takes the shape of a notebook collecting an independent-minded fourth grader's writing assignments for world history class. Aspiring writer Kaley has no interest in recording facts or staying on topic, preferring to put her own spunky spin on historical periods and events. Ranging from silly to wry, her frequent asides and embellishments will likely make kids chuckle. Among the comic morsels Kaley offers is her essay on the Middle Ages: in sixth-century northern Europe, "Everyone had the same name: Frank. For this reason, we call their civilization `The Franks' "; and monasteries had libraries, which is "the good news. The bad news is that all the books were written by hand. If you wanted a copy, you had to write the book all over again." In a creative bit of revisionist history, Kaley tells how the Wright sisters masterminded the design and construction of the renowned flying machine but, concerned about their safety and about mussing their velvet dresses, decided to let their brothers do "the daredevil deed." Her teacher comes across as patient but firm, and Kaley's diverting digressions touch upon her new baby brother (she had hoped for a girl), the puppy she wants her teacher to adopt and her uncle, who can't find a publisher for his book on how to get a book published. Readers won't find many reliable historical facts here, but they will discover a scribe with a lively sense of humor. Ages 9-up. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Teacher-student relationships -- Juvenile fiction.
School children -- Juvenile fiction.
World history -- Juvenile fiction.
Essay -- Juvenile fiction.
Teacher-student relationships -- Fiction.
School children -- Fiction.
World history -- Fiction.
Essay -- Fiction.
Publisher Plain City, Ohio :Darby Creek Pub.,2005
Language English
Description 111 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
ISBN 1581960395 (hardcover)
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