My name is Blossom Culp, and I live by rules of my own. I've been looked down on before, plenty, so turning into a freshman didn't hit me as hard as some I could mention. Letty Shambaugh liked to die of shame.
Author: Richard Peck
Category: Juvenile Fiction
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?
The Dreadful Future of Blossom Culp ( 1983 ) . Protagonist Kate Tranter , in The Way to Sat- Writing in the realistic genre , Peck has tackled tin Shore ( 1983 ) , cuts school and bicycles many some of the toughest problems that ...
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.
... Alexander Armsworth : The Ghost Belonged to Me , which was an ALA Notable Book ; Ghosts I Have Been , which was selected as a Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association ; and The Dreadful Future of Blossom Culp .
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.
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
Richard Peck BORN : April 5 , 1934 , in Decatur , Illinois CURRENT HOME : New York , New York SELECTED TITLES R The Dreadful Future of Blossom Culp 1983 Remembering the Good Times 1986 Princess Ashley 1988 Secrets of the Shopping Mall ...
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 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.
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.