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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 15

Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, May 17, 1973
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YiUo^ha^k; Jane Stuart; pub., McGraw-Hill Book Co. A gold star and an A-plus (or Jane Stuart. Her book Yellow- hawk is a fine work ot fiction. Yellowhawk tells the story of a rural Kentucky community and it's center of activity, Yel­ lowhawk School. Jane Stuart writes about the people of the school, teachers, students,, parent*. Each chapter is a complete story, sometimes funny, often \warm and sentimental, and al- 1 ways interesting. v Jane Stuart is a poet; her book is lyrical in its descriptions of the people and places of Yellowhawk. She writes of 1 Jenny Jones, who goes away to college to become a teacher. She falls in love with Tri South; ' they elope and Jenny's parents have the marriage annulled because Tri is Catholic. Later Jenny gets her teaching certificate and returns to Yellowhawk to teach the sixth grade. Her students call her Miss Jones and pretend not to know about her past. Young Otis Seagraves went to Skinny Fork one Sunday to see for himself what had the town in an uproar. A nudist colony was holding services around a muddy pond. Cars lining the dusty road were filled with indignant, sweaty townsfolk who came to see the show. Hecklers try to break up the services and Otis suddenly finds himself abandoned in the midst of the meeting.-Afraid of what might, happen to him, he escapes, only' to be surprised by a girl who had lost her clothes and only wanted him to help her find them. He runs away in terror and after that Otis was more careful where he walked at night. Corry Alcorn lived alone in Settler's Breach. When the letter from his brother Bill came, Corry took it down for Anita Longer to read. Anita was a widowed schoolteacher with a 12-year-old niece. A school bus driver noticed the bigger tracks in the snow beside Anita's after the night of the big blizzard and began talking. Anita's niece tells her aunt about the stories her classmates had been spreading. Unaware of the gossip, Corry comes to Yellowhawk to ask Anita to write a letter to his brother. When the rumors grow loud- er, Anita goes to Corry and tells him the truth about her marriage. Her husband had an illegitimate daughter and Anita took her in, saying she was the daughter of a dead sister. Anita wants to protect her from learning the truth. Corry proposes, not just to quiet the rumors, but because he realizes that they are two lonely people who need each other. A first year teacher gives her impressions of Yellowhawk: "It looks like all the other Eastern* Kentucky elementary schools built ten or fifteen years ago because each school is different. The students and teachers are different, and each school makes up a world of its own." The world described in Jane Stuart's book is a special place. Its people are different, but they are people who seem familiar because their problems are the same ones each of us must face at some time. Jane Stuart is the daughter of the well-known Southern author, Jesse Stuart. She holds degrees in classical languages and Italian and has a Ph.D. in Italian literature. She is the author of three books of poetry; A Year's Harvest, Eyes of the Mole and White Barn. JOH Country's Rich In History, Folklore, Scenery "Land Between the Rivers, The Southern Illinois Country" by William Horrell, Henry Dan Piper and John W. Volght; pub., Southern lUinois University Press. The Land Between the Rivers describes a wilderness paradise comprised of steep hill farms, rocky ravines, and long blue vistas. This Southern Illinois country, lying in an area bounded by the Wabash, Ohio and Mississippi rivers, is rich in history, j folklore, scenery and natural resources 2 Illustrated with over 300 • photographs, the authors have I sensitively and appreciatively J portrayed the region's special * qualities. > The area is the oldest and most sparsely populated part; of Illinois, a region of small towns and independent people, typical of the vast heartland of the U.S.A. , . , One of its main distinctions is that while Southern in character, it never accepted slavery. During the Civil War, its residents were split over which side to support, but the area was held by the Union Army. The authors also chronicle the Indian past, dating back some ten thousand years, with its remarkable remnants and artifacts. Photographs of existing Indian mounds illustrate the Indian culture now being preserved. In addition to the history of Southern Illinois, the manufacturing, recreational, and economic aspects of the area are explored. But' more interesting, the .book, through its photographic essay, reveals the amenities of rural and small-town life, arts and crafts, folklore, education, county fairs, coon and fox hunts, horse shows, fishing, sailing and spectacular scenery. A.L.B. KIRLINS WEEK-ENDSPECMl CANDY COATED CHOCOLATE BRIDGE MIX The * Child's Shelf... GoJesburg ReQtefe^MgjI,,,Gotesburg,'111. Thursday, May 17, 1973 TS i^oohd redded to aHi&mrp ^Slteii Regular 95c lb. Pecans, Almonds, Filberts, Marmalades, Cremes, Raisins, Caramels, Malted Milk Balls Covered With Fine Chocolate. ib -75 2 pounds $ 1.45 HALLMARK Graduation Cards, Napkins, Plates, Invitations, Place Cards and Center Pieces. Graduation Autographed Toys. GIFTS for the GRADUATE ... $1 and up HALLMARK GRADUATION MEMORY ALBUMS Master Charge Welcome YOUR CONVENIENT HALLMARK STORE "unit* 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. DAILY SUNDAYS - NOON TILL 5:30 P.M. 221 f. Main St. — Downtown Galesburg 3L junior "A Boy Called Fish" by Alison Morgan; illustrated by Joan Satidin; pub., Harper and Row; ages 10 up. "Fish was like that. You could never trust him. He'd think up any kind of story rather than take the blame himself . . . ." Nonetheless Jimmy felt a certain sympathy for this newcomer — maybe because they both had the same birthday, and even the same names, "Fish" being a joking nickname because the poor kid could not even swim. Anyway Jimmy could see that Fish was afraid of his father, and his hard- pressed stepmother didn't have much time for him. But after Fish found Floss, a wonderfully warm and loving stray dog who responded to him as no human being ever had, he seemed changed. Jimmy really began to like Fish. The other boys, too, began to accept him. And Fish and Jimmy, together with Floss, proved their mettle on a midnight adventure that saved the skin of two of the older boys. Yet when the farmers began to accuse Floss of killing sheep, even Jimmy (was doubtful of her innocence. The disappearance of Fish with the dog he was trying to save leads to a dramatic climax as Jimmy starts out on the eve of a snowstorm to find them. Set in the rugged Welsh coun tryside, Alison Morgan's story of a fearful, lonely boy discovering friendship — and strength and' pride in himself — is beautifully illustrated with halftone drawings by Joan Sandin. Alison Morgan lives in southern Wales with her husband and two sons. She has written and produced plays, pantomimes and "happenings" for many local groups. "A Boy Called Fish" is her first novel. Joan Sandin grew up in |Tucson, Ariz., and received a [Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Arizona. Among the recent books for children she has illustrated are Jean Little's "From Anna" and Nathaniel Benchley's "Small Wolf." She currently lives in Sweden with her husband, a Swedish journalist. New Dimension WASHINGTON (UPI) - At least 16 states are adding a new dimension to evaluations of their schools: ability to compare student achievement results with national and regional data by using materials of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). National Assessment, administered by the Education Commission of the States (ECS), is a continuing program designed to give educators and the public a systematic, periodic check on what American school students are learning and what young adults have learned. I Anyone over 30 who wants to bring back a touch of youth still has time to reach for saddle shoes. They're staying in fashion through the summer. "The Deep Dive* of Stanley Whale" by Nathaniel Benchley; pictures by Mischa Richter; pub., Harper and Row; ages 4-8. "Looking for Ijomething?" the squid asked. "Just fooling around," said Stanley. Stanley, a young whale—only about as big as an automobile —is still too little to dive deep, K ast the light green and the lue and the purple waters, all the way to the black. But dive he does, and fortunately his mother is around to save him from a giant squid. That scare does not prevent plucky Stanley from taking an- 1 other deep dive—this time to save his Uncle Moby, a giant white whale, from what he has reason to fear most—a whaling crew. The frothy three-color illustrations are as salty and humorous as the, tale. Nathaniel Benchley has written 13 books for children, including the picture books "Red Fox and His Canoe;" "The Several Tricks of Edgar Dolphin" (both I Can Read Books) and "The Flying Lesson of Gerald Pelican." He lives in Siasconset, Mass. Mischa Richter, New Yorker cartoonist, is author- artist of "Eric and Matilda" and "Giddyup and Friends." He lives in Ridgefield, Conn, and spends his summers in Provincetown, Mass. "Stone House Storles'^by Ben Shecter, pictures by the author; pub., Harper and Row, ages 4-8. Owl starts spring cleaning with good intentions — a Barn Sale to get rid of the clutter on her shelves. But can Owl really bear to part with any of her treasures? Happily, the dock she sells Gray Fox passes from paw to paw — back to Owl. In these four warm and funny tales, one for each season, Chicken and Rabbit have a silly hot argument on a hot summer day; Porcupine finally finds the perfect place (private) in which to paint the autumn leaves; and Woodchuck's d r e a m y winter plans for a spring garden are never quite carried out. The animal characters are endearingly pictured in Mr. Shecter's line drawings. Ben' Shecter, illustrator of many picture books, is also author - artist of "Partouche Plants of Seed" and "Conrad's Castle." His novels for older readers are "Someplace Else" and "Game for Demons." Mr Shecter lives in an old stone house in New York State. thors. He also includes a chapter that is a special rememberance of Flannery O'Connor. Richard Stern teaches at the University of Chicago. He is the author of seven previous books, including four novels. Stern lives in Chicago, and is current ly working on a new novel. JOH On 1960's The Books In Fred Hampton's Apartment by Richard Stern; pub., E. P. Dutton and Co. Inc. The Books in Fred Hampton's Apartment, by Richard Stem, is a collection of miscellaneous essays on American life in the decade of the 1960's. The essays are in part political, dealing with the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations and events that changed history during their terms. Other sections of the book are autobiographical, describing Stern's thoughts on war, education and religion. The book takes its title from an essay describing a visit to the scene of a pre-dawn police raid on a Chicago apartment building in which Fred Hampton was killed. Stern was impressed by the type of books the Black Panther leader read: "The books in the Monroe Street apartment spoke of self-improvement, of purposive learning, of curiosity." Seeing the books gave Stern an insight into the thinking of Fred Hampton and gave him the thesis for his book. Stern was uncertain of the strength and appropriateness of the title at first, but he says, "it does reach a number of the book's organizing notions; the ways men, events and books get formed and reported; the connections between active men and the often surprising things they know; and the books themselves, energizing or lethal, beautiful or false." Several chapters of the book are Stern's views on writing and writers. He includes critiques of works by Saul Bellow, Boris Pasternak, Ezra Pound and other contemporary au- The following books have been received at the Galesburg Public Library, according to Mrs*. Warren Morris, librarian. ncfioH Law And Order, by Dorothy Uhnak. Gospel: An American Success Story, by Jack AneeU. Dark Sun, Pale Shadows, by Naldra Grey. The Bear Paw Horses, by Will Henry. The Stone Maiden, by Alexandra Manners. The Golden Soak, by Hammond Innes. The Way We Die Now, by Michael Lewin. Inspector Ghote Trusts The Heart, by H. R. P. Keating. Trust A Woman?, by Rae Foley. The. Boondocks, by Desmond Lowden. Death In A Salubrious Place, by W. J. Burley. Summer Games, by Babs Deal. Blood Risk, by Brian Coffey. The Toff On Board, by John Creaaey. Once Is Not Enough, by Jacqueline Susann. MON-FtCTtON The Manipulated Man, by Esther Vilar. Like Nobody Else: The Fer- f ie Jenkins Story, by Ferguson enkins. The Silent Disease: Hypertension, by Lawrence Gal ton. Fodor's Europe On A Budget, 1973. The Years Of The Forest, by Helen Hoover. The Sino-Soviet Territorial Dispute, by Tai Sung An. Laughing AH The Way, by Barbara Howar. Can't Read. Can't Write, Can't Talk Too Good Either, by Louise Clarke. J. Edgar Hoover, by Ralph de Toledano. The Fallacy Of I.Q., ed. by Carl Senna. Headaches: The Kinds And Cures, by Arthur Freese. Your Prostate, by Robert Rowan. After The Ball, by Ian Whitcomb. Foods The Indians Gave Us, by Wilma Hays. Area Handbook For Mauritania, by Brian Curran. An Untold Story, by Elliott Roosevelt. More Confusing Collectibles, by Dorothy Hammond. The Magnificent West: Yosemite, by Milton Goldstein. The Weekend Camper, by Dan Morris. Burning The Empty Nests, by Gregory Orr. Pitcairn: Children Of Mutiny, by Ian Ball. Speak To' Me, Dance With Me, by Agnes de Mille. T veA Meet Me In the DoghouW* by Bruce David Cofen. The LaW Wars, by Sidney Lens. The Oxftfrd Book of 2pth century English verse, by Philip Larkln. Country Matters, by Vance Bourjaily. The Recovery Of America, byn«Tohn Charles Cooper. Dorothy Thompson: A Legend In Her Time, by Marion Sanders. Teacher Was A #hite Witch, by Myrliss Hershey. TrYps, by Ellen Sander. O'Hara: A' Biography, by Finis Farr. We Mainline Dreams, by Judlanne Densen -Ger- RErenEHcE Places, 1972. Essays On Career Education. Americana Annual , 1973. World Book Science Annual, 1973. HEFEBM«Ct The Dinosaur Dictionary, by, Donald Glut. Dictionary Of Science And Technology, 1972. Put a hook near the jink. Hang your rings on it When washing dishes. OUR 4 to 6x BATHING BEAUTIES 6.00 Justin Charles swim fashions making a big splash for poolside girls. One and two piece designs in knits and polyester blends that dry quickly and machine wash. There's Fashion In Candles Fashions in candles worth investigating — if you're a candlephile: The most sophisticated of the novelty shapes in new lines is a set of chessmen candles — king, queen, bishop, knight, castle, pawn. The candles in black and antique white have been sculptured in great detail into seven —inch high pieces. . A novelty candle touched off by pandamania (resulting from the People's Republic of China's gift of two pandas to America): a pug — nosed panda candle. Rebecca and Randy, the rag — doll candles, are for people who don't opt for another cute candle — a Humpty—Durnpty. Reflecting the back to nature trend are candles fragranced with natural hyacinth, lilac, and lime and colored in nature's yellow, lavender, blue and lime gresn. Dinner tapers and baroque twists e:<me in all the hues except lime. Matching rings with masses of fruits and flowers complete nature's spring through summer theme in candles. left: Halter neck crepe bikini in a purple floral print. Right: Nautical news with striped insert. Navy combo. Are those ever-wider and evermore colorful ties worn by the men doing their share to bring back the white shirt? Could be. 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