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Transcript of Historical Fiction
Patricia Polacco Facts
Historical Fiction Illustrations
A reading from Pink And Say
Super Fun Activity Realistic fiction in a real world setting in the historical past, with events that are partly historical but largely imaginative. Characteristics Pre-history -1964 Characters
main character usually fictional
other characters may be real historical people, but are generally supporting roles Themes
good vs. evil
love vs. hate
peace vs. war Plots
social issues Tone
usually serious Good historical fiction is consistent with actual historical EVIDENCE, but is NOT HISTORY Furthermore Furthermore still Contemporary fiction can become historical fiction. Biographical Historical Fiction Scott O'Dell Award Presented by Old News Historical Fiction Activity The relevant section in Pink and Say
other books - chapter, picture, fiction, nonfiction
web sites to explore
stations / learning center activities
field trip Patricia Polacco Lansing, MI Union City, MI Ph.D. Art History Dyslexia Born in Moved to Babushka's Mother Goose
Babushka Baba Yaga “Patricia Polacco uses the stories she learned from her family as inspiration for the tales she tells in her books. She also draws on the rich cultural traditions she learned from both sides of her family.”
Title: Awards1988 Sydney Taylor Book Award for The Keeping Quilt
1989 International Reading Association Award for Rechenka’s Eggs
March 10, 1990 Santa Clara Reading Council
Author’s Hall of Fame
Commonwealth Club of California Recognition of Excellence for
1990 Babushka’s Doll
1992 Chicken Sunday (Nov. 14th 1992 declared Chicken Sunday)
1992 Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Golden Kite Award for Illustration for Chicken Sunday
1992 Boston Area Educators for Social Responsibility
Children’s Literature and Social Responsibility Award
Nov. 9th 1993 Jane Adams Peace Assoc. and Women’s Intl. League for Peace and Freedom Awards
Honor Award for Mrs. Katz and Tush for its effective contribution to peace and social justice.
Parent’s Choice Honors
1991 Some Birthday
1997 Video/Dream Keeper
1998 Thank You, Mr. Falker
1996 North Dakota Library Association Children’s Book Award for My Rotten Red Headed Older Brother
1996 Jo Osborne Award for Humor in Children’s Literature
1997 Missouri Association of School LibrariansShow Me Readers Award for My Rotten Red Headed Older Brother
1997 West Virginia Children’s Book Award for Pink and Say
1998 Mid- South Independent Booksellers for Children Humpty Dumpty Award Celebrated Author Literary Elements Books Honor award to Mrs. Katz and Tush for it’s effective contribution to peace and social justice.
POV Linear Plot Beginning
End Say learns to cope with the problem Style Tone Serious
Inviting First Person- Say Sheldon Curtis - Say
Pinkus Aylee - Pink
Moe Moe Bay - Pink's Mama About the author http://www.patriciapolacco.com/books/pink_and_say/ps_index.html http://www.eduplace.com/kids/tnc/mtai/polacco.html Sources Anderson, N. A. (2010). Elementary children's literature infancy through
age 13 (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon. What to Expect today