Ribbons Of Light; Stories, Poems, And A Play Or Two, For The Young, The Older, Or Just Me And You


This book is a resource book for a children’s theater workshop. It is comprised of stories, poems, and plays. The stories are very diverse, and go from a medieval story with princes and duchesses to another futuristic, sci-fi like story. Certainly there will be a tale for everyone to like, no matter what genre he or she prefers! Though each piece can be enjoyed by an indivdual reader, the material is really writtten to be recited or presented from the the stage.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The short stories, poems and plays can serve as preparatory/practice material or as presentation quality pieces.

Content Awareness Factors:

A middle or junior high school student, looking for a book of short stories, or poems, or short plays would find the presentation of material in this book to be disjointed and too few of the poems, plays, or stories that for which he or she might be primarily interested.

Little Kid Reaction

The tales are very easy to read, but have complex undertones for older, more mature readers. I found parts of this book very fascinating and engrossing. Overall, though, the book is a disappointment. The collection of stories is faded as a whole, with only certain parts that are intriguing. Some stories were so convoluted and dry I lost interest in finishing them. I would not recommend this book to my friends, although I may ask them to read specific stories that I found particularly fascinating.

Parent Reaction

The variety of the materials and genres provides something to meet the interests and talent level of middle or junior high school actors and pique the interest of an audience.

Type of Book:
This is a book for interactive reading.
Educational Themes:

The theater coach or drama director might want to have this book on a resource shelf.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
9 to 12
Age of child:
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Purchase Recommendation:
Buy if you're a theatre coach, drama director, or school or community librarian. This isn't a book for a neice or nephew's birthday.

Title Ribbons of Light: Stories, Poems, and a Play or Two, for the Young, the Older, or Just Me and You
Author Herb Haslam
Publisher Windspur Press © 2003
ISBN 097249152X
Material Hard Cover
Cost $12.00
Genres Poetry, Short Stories
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