It's Halloween, 1914. Teenage psychic Blossom Culp sneaks into the house where the rest of her class is having a party-and that's when everything goes haywire. Suddenly Blossom is hurled into a time warp. Her psychic powers have found a way to send her into the future-our time. But will they be able to send her back?
... 1989 ) , Ghosts I Have Been ( horror , 1977 ) , Dreamland Lake ( MYSTERY , 1973 ) , Secrets of the Shopping Mall ( humor , 1979 ) , and books that combine all these elements , such as The Dreadful Future of Blossom Culp ( 1983 ) .
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Upon publication, Anita Silvey’s comprehensive survey of contemporary children’s literature, Children’s Books and Their Creators, garnered unanimous praise from librarians, educators, and specialists interested in the world of writing for children. Now The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators assembles the best of that volume in one handy, affordable reference, geared specifically to parents, educators, and students. This new volume introduces readers to the wealth of children’s literature by focusing on the essentials — the best books for children, the ones that inform, impress, and, most important, excite young readers. Updated to include newcomers such as J. K. Rowling and Lemony Snicket and to cover the very latest on publishing and educational trends, this edition features more than 475 entries on the best-loved children’s authors and illustrators, numerous essays on social and historical issues, thirty personal glimpses into craft by well-known writers, illustrators, and critics, and invaluable reading lists by category. The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators summarizes the canon of contemporary children’s literature, in a practical guide essential for anyone choosing a book for or working with children.
29 BLOSSOM CULP AND THE SLEEP OF DEATH “After an uncomfortable brush with technology in The Dreadful Future of Blossom Culp, it is good to see our doughty heroine back where she belongs, in 1914,”30 wrote Patty Campbell on the ...
Author: Donald R. Gallo
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Category: Literary Criticism
One of the most revered authors of young adult books, Richard Peck has penned several critical and commercial successes including Dreamland Lake, The Ghost Belonged to Me, and the National Book Award finalist, A Long Way from Chicago. Peck's novels have also received prestigious awards including the Edgar for Are You in the House Alone? and the Newbery Medal for A Year Down Yonder. He is also the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the National Humanities Medal, the ALAN Award, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Medallion. In Richard Peck: The Past Is Paramount, authors Donald R. Gallo and Wendy J. Glenn recount the highlights of Peck's life, focusing on his world travels, his accomplishments as a teacher and his renowned writing career. Gallo and Glenn examine Peck's 30 novels, as well as his short stories and children's books, poems, essays and other nonfiction. An additional chapter analyzes themes, characters, and style in his writing. The appendixes list Peck's many honors and prizes, as well as film adaptations of his works. The extensive bibliography cites all of Peck's primary and secondary works, along with sources of interviews, speeches, prayers and credos, articles about him, and sources of reviews of each of his books. For fans and scholars alike, Richard Peck: The Past Is Paramount is the most authoritative resource about the life and work of this beloved author.
The Dreadful Future of Blossom Culp (1983) Is Blossom, now a high school student in 1914, stuck in a time warp? Blossom Culp and the Sleep of Death (1986) Blossom is haunted by an impetuous Egyptian princess and, with Alexander's help, ...
Author: Bernard Alger Drew
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Offers brief biographies, annotated listings of each author's works, and suggestions for additional reading
... Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association ; and The Dreadful Future of Blossom Culp . The Bluff City in these books is Richard Peck's view of his own hometown - Decatur , Illi- nois - as it was many years ago .
Author: Richard Peck
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Blossom, high-school freshman and possessor of second sight, helps an Egyptian princess, dead for 3500 years, to regain her tomb, and in addition saves a suffragette school teacher from losing her job in 1914.
Many readers connect with the character Blossom Culp , who appears in four of Richard's novels . ... The Dreadful Future of Blossom Culp 1983 Remembering the Good Times 1986 Princess Ashley Path of Hunters : Animal Struggle in a Meadow.
Author: Deborah Kovacs
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A collection of writers of upper elementary and middle school books discuss their work, each author includes a list of selected titles, words from the author, and a list of selected titles, words from the author, and a writing activity for you and your students.
The Dreadful Future of Blossom Culp. New York: Delacorte Press, 1983. Purdy, Susan Gold. Festivals for You to Celebrate. New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1969. Schauffler, Robert Haven (ed.). Arbor Day: Its History, Observance, ...
Author: Katherine L. Hall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A flexible, high-interest program that can be used with all regulare and special students, grades 10-12. Each volume provides over 45 factual stories with related teaching materials, 15 at each level.
The third book, TheDreadfulFuture of Blossom Culp,did not win reviewers over inthesame way, however. Interestingly, inthisone, Blossom is zapped into the future—the 1980s. Manyreviewers found thistobealetdown.
Author: Amy Sickels
Publisher: Infobase Learning
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
When he was 37 years old, Richard Peck quit his teaching career to see if he could become a writer. More than 30 years later, Richard Peck is one of America's most popular young adult authors.
Other books in the Blossom series are The Ghost Belonged to Me (1985; paper +), Ghosts I Have Been (1977; paper +), and The Dreadful Future of Blossom Culp (1983; paper+). PA EA * Brave New World, Aldous Huxley. 1932. Paper.
Author: Arthea J. S. Reed
For each developmental stage between the ages of 10 and 18, educator Arthea J. S. Reed provides lists of books organized by genre and carefully selected for teen appeal. In addition to a detailed bibliography, Reed focuses on the particular challenges for each age group, and highlights strategies for parents to persuade their children to read. This guide will help parents and teachers choose the right books for every reading level and interest.