Nature's Whispers Writing & Creativity Journal

Nature's Whispers Writing & Creativity Journal

Plant the seeds of your future creations with this deluxe paperback journal. With premium quality, cream-colored, wood-free paper and a combination of lined and unlined pages, this journal is designed to be a sacred space for all facets of your self-expression. 44 full-page color art reproductions by a popular artist are interspersed throughout the journal for additional inspiration. Deluxe paperback journal measure 7 x 9� with 220 pages.

Whispers and Shadows

A Naturalist’s Memoir

Whispers and Shadows

In these times of technological innovation and fast-paced electronic communication, we often take nature for granted—or even consider it a hindrance to our human endeavors. In Whispers and Shadows: A Naturalist’s Memoir, Jerry Apps explores such topics as the human need for wilderness, rediscovering a sense of wonder, and his father’s advice to “listen for the whispers” and “look in the shadows” to learn nature’s deepest lessons. Combining his signature lively storytelling and careful observations of nature, Apps draws on a lifetime of experiences, from his earliest years growing up on a central Wisconsin farm to his current ventures as gardener, tree farmer, and steward of wetlands, prairies, and endangered Karner blue butterflies. He also takes inspiration from the writings of Aldo Leopold, Annie Dillard, Henry David Thoreau, Sigurd Olson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Muir, Barbara Kingsolver, Wendell Berry, Richard Louv, and Rachel Carson. With these eloquent essays, Jerry Apps reminds us to slow down, turn off technology, and allow our senses to reconnect us to the natural world. For it is there, he writes, that “I am able to return to a feeling I had when I was a child, a feeling of having room to stretch my arms without interfering with another person, a feeling of being a small part of something much larger than I was, and I marvel at the idea.”

Whispers in the Dark

The Fiction of Louisa May Alcott

Whispers in the Dark

Alcott's wealth of allusion to other writers, such as Charlotte Bronte, Margaret Fuller, and, especially, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and of recurring motifs such as textiles, texts, and theatricals reveals her consistent subversion of conventional values for women

Creative Power

The Nature and Nurture of Children's Writing

Creative Power

This accessible book examines the nature of children's writing, and helps teachers discover how to best nurture in children's creative potential. A thorough explanation of the practices and strategies needed to understand young writers and their writing, the book provides a wealth of information and ideas about the language, interests, and creative capabilities of today's children. Strong pedagogy offers explicit, practical examples with direct application to instruction. Each chapter begins with a brief vignette that captures the drama and excitement of becoming a writer. Boxed features summarize the best approaches to putting instructional concepts and strategies into practice. For Elementary English Teachers.

Nocturnal Natures

A Zimbell House Publishing Anthology

Nocturnal Natures

From whimsical to scary, this collection of short stories, by fifteen talented up-and-coming story-tellers, is sure to entertain you with their tales of what goes bump in the night. This collection is for the lovers of bite-sized paranormal tales.

International Who's Who of Authors and Writers 2004

International Who's Who of Authors and Writers 2004

Provides biographical information on key novelists, authors, playwrights, columnists, journalists, editors, and critics throughout the world.

2007 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market

2007 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market

Combines two key aspects of children's publishing--writing and illustrating--in a single volume of book-publishing and magazine markets and offers advice from professionals on the subject.