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This paper reviews and describes five different famed and respected children's books, each of them being an award winner. First, general information is given about each book. Then each book is summarized. This is followed by a discussion of issues involving characterization, such as first or third person, and how the characters grow. The question of whether stereotyping is present is also discussed. In the conclusion possible school lessons are given.
From the Paper:"The first book is a children's historical fiction piece entitled My Brother Sam Is Dead. It was written in 1974 by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier, and published by Simon & Schuster Books. It was the recipient of a Newbery Honor award. The main characters in the book are a boy named Tim and his family, including his parents and his brother, Sam. Many other Revolutionary War characters are also featured. This is a book for older grade school or middle school readers. In this book, Tim is a young boy living in America during the Revolutionary War. In this area of Connecticut, most people do not agree with the Revolution, and are part of the pro-British group known as Tories. Tim's parents also feel this way. When Sam, Tim's older brother, joins the Revolutionary army, many are angered. Upon joining the cause, Sam is captured and then executed, showing Tim that war is..."
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Children's Books (2005, December 01) Retrieved December 06, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/children-books-87590/
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