eBook Shortcut download

by David MacAulay

eBook Shortcut download ISBN: 0395524369
Author: David MacAulay
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; First Edition edition (September 25, 1995)
Language: English
ePub: 1364 kb
Fb2: 1881 kb
Rating: 4.2
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Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Geography and Cultures

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Albert and his trusty mare June set off early on market day to sell their melons in town and return home before dark.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Is this another insignificant day in the life of a farmer? Perhaps-but look again. This is a trip kids will want to take again and again.

David Macaulay (born 2 December 1946) is a British-born American illustrator and writer. His works include Cathedral (1973), The Way Things Work (1988) and The New Way Things Work (1998). His illustrations have been featured in nonfiction books combining text and illustrations explaining architecture, design and engineering, and he has written a number of children's fiction books

The whole book separates into ten chapter, ten little stories. And each of them has the connection, you will find some sense in the illustrations from the last chapter, it is a really interesting book

The whole book separates into ten chapter, ten little stories. And each of them has the connection, you will find some sense in the illustrations from the last chapter, it is a really interesting book. It explains to the audiences about what happened in that day, and why is that happening. I would recommend this book to children, this book is attractive, can bring them into the story, and they have to concentrate on the book to see what is coming next.

David Macaulay connects the seemingly unconnected in this playful, witty collection of overlapping stories. Is this another insignificant day in the life of a farmer?

by David Macaulay & illustrated by David Macaulay. Despite its brevity, the book forces readers to keep track of several storylines at the same time, which culminate in an entertaining ride through Macaulayville.

by David Macaulay & illustrated by David Macaulay. Mostly a variation on the theme of the author's Black and White (1990) and Why the Chicken Crossed the Road (1987), and with them, comprising a trilogy of sorts, this one allows readers to trace each storyline from some starting point to some sense of closure, and shows more clearly how seemingly autonomous parallel worlds permeate one another almost by.

Title: Shortcut By: David Macaulay Format: Paperback Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publication Date: 1999. ISBN: 0618006079 ISBN-13: 9780618006076 Ages: 4-8 Stock No: WW06072. Publisher's Description. Macaulay has garnered numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post–Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award.

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Albert and his trusty mare, June, set off early on market day to sell their melons in town, thus beginning a mysterious.

In a thought-provoking journey by the author of The Way Things Work, Albert and his trusty mare set off to sell their melons at the market, and the pictures provide clues to the interconnecting actions and reactions of life.
Comments: (7)
Just checked this out of the library on a whim.. and my 6 year old, 10 year old and I read it about 5 times in a row, going back looking for clues in the pictures and enjoying the heck out of this story! We then pounced on their Dad when he got home and read it three more times, savoring it as much as the first time! Watching the story unfold, and how the ripple effects of seemingly innocent actions of the main character in the first chapter effect the remaining characters is stupendous, whether it's the first or fifteenth time we read it!
I bought 10 copies for my 2nd grade class, and did sequencing, character, problem/solution, & cause/effect lessons with this one story! It is the best, and I fear that if I ever bumped into the author, David Macauly, I might have a "I'm your biggest fan" moment! As a 2nd grade teacher, and a very picky mother, I am often left underwhelmed by recent additions to the childrens' picture book market, preferring to stick to the classics (Virginia Lee Burton, the Frances stories, Madeline), but this story "Shortcut" is a delight each and every time we read it, I am sure that it will emerge as a classic and that I will see it on my grandchildren's bookshelves in (many) years to come!
Not my favorite Crews book. Great condition.
A favorite for my young kids (5&7). They like all of Macaulay's books, but this one is short enough to read at bedtime. Repeat-reads are fun for the extra detail the kids pick up on.
wonderful book....Macaulay is a world class illustrator.
As a fan of David Macaulay for many years - and of his earlier more "technical" books "How things work" - I had give this one a try. I also got "Why the Chicken Crossed the Road". They liked both. But of the two, the kids liked this one better - me too.
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Following up his success with the eclectic and Caldecott award winning, "Black and White", from 1990, author David Macaulay decided to write another multiple narrative infused picture book. If you've read "Black and White", you may remember how this kind of story works. Characters from different tales affect one another's lives and the reader has the joy of seeing how an action on the part of one person creates chaos or delight on the parts of others. The result is a meticulously crafted series of delicate vignettes, perfectly suited for the child reader. This is basically the equivalent of picture book jazz. And it works.

There are eight major players in this tale (two of whom are non-human) and Macaulay has presented a helpful chart of each and every one at the beginning of the book. When it begins, an older gentleman named Albert is going with his horse June to the town for market day. On the way there, and unbeknownst to him, he inadvertently affects every other character's life. Because of Albert, Professor Tweet loses control of his hot air balloon and unwittingly saves Clarinda's escaped cockatoo. Because of June, Patty must search for her pet pig Pearl. Then there are the stories of the Sybil (a dead ringer for the little old lady from Pasadena) and Bob, the unwitting deep sea diver.

Even as I looked through the pictures a third and fourth time, I still was able to locate clever little thoughts and details that I hadn't noticed before. The narrative in this story jumps between each character rapidly, sometimes double backing to clarify a situation or storyline. Probably this book will do best with those kids that are endowed with a little bit of patience. I can see this story striking some as being incredibly frustrating. After all, if you don't realize that each story is affected by every other story, a first read through is going to strike the child reader as disjointed and awkward. If they manage to grab ahold of the tale and get into it, however, they'll be enjoying a whole new kind of picture book. This is the kind of book that will prepare its younger readers for future books with eclectic narratives. For the kid that's still reading picture books but has a mind that likes clever details and stories, this might just be the perfect choice.
I have been reading this book aloud to small groups of children for about three years. And every time I pull it out, I discover yet another clue, hiding in plain sight in the illustrations. The story starts deceptively simple: Arnold and his horse June take their melons to market. But soon, more characters enter, and my young audience (and older listeners) is challenged to keep them all straight. Because the actions of one, always have consequences for someone else. (Is this life, or what?) But you have to look closely at the pictures, because most of the real story is there. (And seeing June, with her horse shoes off, her feet up, and her mane in curlers, is priceless) ENJOY.