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Wonderful White Lion David S. Orem

Wonderful White Lion

David S. Orem

Published June 30th 1998
ISBN : 9780966546606
Hardcover
151 pages
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A stretch-of-the-imagination chapter book for Middle Readers illustrating the uses of metaphor in creative writing, and encouraging related studies in world cultures, geography, earth science and the concept of Time. The story, set in the 1940s,MoreA stretch-of-the-imagination chapter book for Middle Readers illustrating the uses of metaphor in creative writing, and encouraging related studies in world cultures, geography, earth science and the concept of Time. The story, set in the 1940s, follows two young boys from small town America who discover a way to jump over the white line that runs down the middle of their street to find adventure - and new friends - outside the comforts of home, school and neighborhood. Their problem: how to get back.The lesson: you cant become one of the smart kids in class overnight.In the end, readers may wonder which is really wonderful, the white lion of Kikuyu legend, or the white line that runs down the middle of Williams Lane which comes to symbolize the division between childhood and adolescence.