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Book Title: Little Granny Quarterback|
The author of the book: Bill Martin Jr.
Edition: Boyds Mills Press
Date of issue: October 1st 2001
ISBN 13: 9781563979309
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 692 KB
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Reader ratings: 7.9
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The story Little Granny Quarterback is a fiction book. It is about a grandmother who reminisces when she was younger and was the quarterback on a football team. The grandmother then imagines herself playing one last football game, and how exciting it is. She imagines herself leaping, jumping, twisting, and running with the ball, eventually scoring the game winning touchdown.
As a literacy teacher I would use this text to show students how some authors use rhyme to help tell a story. The line “Helmet hits helmet. What a blow! Granny sees stars. Can she still go?” is one that vividly illustrates Granny colliding with a football player, but is told using rhyme. Younger students could interact with the story by identifying the rhyming words, while older students could add to the story, and do so by writing their part in a rhyming format.
Bill Martin Jr. has written several children’s books along with Michael Sampson. Although I couldn't find much information on Bill Martin Jr.’s background, Michael Sampson played, and was passionate about both football and books from 6th-12th grades. It was unclear whether the illustrator, Michael Chesworth, has a background that may relate to his artwork in this book, however, he has illustrated and authored several children’s books over his career. This text could help convey to children that no matter the age or gender, boys and girls can play football. I would recommend this book to teachers because it shows children people are not locked into a certain role in life due to race or gender, and to also be accepting of others around us.
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Read information about the authorBill Martin, Jr. (1916-2004) was an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer, and poet. His more than 300 books, among them the bestselling classics Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See; Polar Bear Polar Bear What Do You Hear; Panda Bear Panda Bear What Do You See; and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, are a testament to his ability to speak directly to children. Martin held a doctoral degree in early childhood education. Born in Kansas, he worked as an elementary-school principal in Chicago before moving to New York City, where he worked in publishing, developing innovative reading programs for schools. After several years, he devoted himself full-time to writing his children's books. He lived in New York until 1993, when he moved to Texas. He lived in the east Texas woods, near the town of Commerce, until he passed away in 2004.
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