Description : The Silent One is Jonasi, sent from the sea as a baby to grow up in an isolated Pacific village. Separated from the villagers by his silence and their prejudices, Jonasi finds solace in his underwater world where he develops a special relationship with a huge white turtle. However, the superstitious villagers see both Jonasi and the turtle as evil spirits. A series of natural disasters and a struggle for leadership within the village sweep Jonasi toward his strange destiny.
Description : All the Newbury and Caldecott Medal recipients are included in these short biographies of contemporary authors
Description : 'The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature' contains more than 1500 alphabetically arranged entries on writers, novels, plays, poetry, journals, periodicals, anthologies, literary movements and professional organizations.
Description : This guide demonstrates everything from how to set up programming involving sign language for all ages, to dealing with and paying interpreters, and from publicizing programs to the public and within the deaf community, to evaluating and improving the library's sign language collection. Kathy MacMillan's impressive understanding and knowledge of the deaf community and the importance of sign language—as well as her exceptional handling of the numerous erroneous myths about deafness and sign language that are, unfortunately, still often current—make this handbook indispensable for all library personnel looking to reach out to the deaf community.