Breakfast on Mars and 37 other delectable essays
|Format:||Print Book 2013|
|Availability:||Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies|
Breakfast on Mars and 37 Other Delectable Essays will inspire students to think differently about the much feared assignment in elementary and middle schools around the country: essay writing.
Rebecca Stern's fifth grade students were bored to death with essay writing, and the one thing Rebecca needed to inspire them--great examples appropriate for kids--was nowhere to be found. Inspired by a challenge, Rebecca joined forces with her friend, social entrepreneur Brad Wolfe, and the two came up with a terrific proposal--to gather together a collection of unconventional essays by some of the best writers around. They have compiled and edited a collection of imaginative, rule-breaking, and untraditional essays that is sure to change the way you think about the essay.
Contributors include: Ransom Riggs, Kirsten Miller, Scott Westerfeld, Alan Gratz, Steve Almond, Jennifer Lou, Chris Higgins, Rita Williams-Garcia, Elizabeth Winthrop, Chris Epting, Sloane Crosley, April Sinclair, Maile Meloy, Daisy Whitney, Khalid Birdsong, Sarah Prineas, Ned Vizzini, Alane Ferguson, Lise Clavel, Mary-Ann Ochota, Steve Brezenoff, Casey Scieszka, Steven Weinberg, Michael Hearst, Clay McLeod Chapman, Gigi Amateau, Laurel Snyder, Wendy Mass, Marie Rutkoski, Sarah Darer Littman,Nick Abadzis, Michael David Lukas, Léna Roy, Craig Kielburger, Joshua Mohr, Cecil Castellucci, Joe Craig, Ellen Sussman
ContentsCamp Dread or how to survive a shockingly awful summer / Ransom Riggs
Sasquatch is out there (and he wants us to leave him alone) / Kirsten Miller
Warning: this essay does not contain pictures / Scott Westerfeld
It's on like donkey kong / Alan Gratz
The world is full of time machines / Steve Almond
Hello, my name is / Jennifer Lou
Breakfast on Mars: why we should colonize the red planet / Chris Higgens
Robots only: why we shouldn't colonize Mars / Chris HIggins
Recall and defend / Rita Williams-Garcia My life before television / Elizabeth Winthrop
A rite of passage (and the importance of penguin etiquette) / Chris Epting
tNatural light / Sloane Crosley
Home girl / April Sinclair
Invisibility / Maile Meloy
The most famous fairy-tale cat of all is a furry-faced fabulist / Daisy Whitney
tOn facing my fears / Khalid Birdson
Raised by wolves / Sarah Prineas
Why we need tails / Ned Vizzini
Death is only a horizon / Alane Ferguson
Blue Jeans, Cat Stevens, and my first kiss / Lise Clavel
King Arthur's great power / Mary-Ann Ochota
A thousand truths: (mostly) a good dog / Steve Brezenoff
Death by host family / Casey Scieszka and Steven Weinberg
The incredibly amazing humpback anglerfish / Michael Hearst
Showering with spiders / Clay McLeod Chapman
River girl / Gigi Amateau
A good lie / Laurel Snyder
how to fly / Wendy Mass
Blueberries / Marie Rutkoski
Banning books-an un-American act / Sarah Darer Littman
Laika endings / Nick Abadzis
From seed to flower / Michael David Lukas
Sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll / Lena Roy
A single story can change many lives / Craig Kielburger
Creative book camp / Joshua Mohr
Princess Leia is an awesome role model / Cecil Castellucci
The only job I've ever had / Joe Craig
Break the rules / Ellen Sussman.
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-- Composition and exercises
-- Study and teaching (Elementary)
-- Juvenile literature.
English language -- Composition and exercises -- Study and teaching (Middle school) -- Juvenile literature.
Essay -- Authorship -- Juvenile literature.
Essay -- Authorship.
|Publisher|| New York :Roaring Brook Press,2013
|Other Titles|| Breakfast on Mars and thirty-seven other delectable essays
Wolfe, Brad, editor.
"Your favorite authors take a stab at the dreaded essay assignment"--Jacket.
xii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.