Friday, July 18, 2008

Acting Out: Six One-Act Plays! Six Newbery Stars!

Acting Out: Six One-Act Plays! Six Newbery Stars!
Six masterful children's authors have become master playwrights in this collection of one-act plays that might just make you want to ACT OUT! In The Raven, Sharon Creech spoofs a publishing office while Susan Cooper shows the environment fighting back against overdevelopment in The Dollop. Patricia MacLachlan puts a twist on detention in The Bad Room and Katherine Paterson gives us a new twist on a classic fairy tale in The Billionaire and the Bird. Richard Peck's Effigy in the Outhouse is the story of schoolboys doing their best to trick a spooky substitute while Avi's Not Seeing Is Believing has words playing tricks on everyone. With a star-studded lineup of writers there's a stage full of drama, comedy, and great storytelling waiting behind these curtains!

1 comment:

Kirkus Reviews said...

..These would make exciting classroom or family activities, and all stand up well as entertaining reads...fun for everyone.