[bksvol-discuss] Re: Man Who Walked Between the Towers

  • From: "Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 10:37:38 -0500

Yeah, my parents, when I would read, or see things on television would try 
to describe them, in relative terms.  smile, and now I am doing it with my 
students.

Actually I believe models should be part of teaching, blind or sighted kids, 
but that is a controversial statement, smile.

Glad you enjoyed it.

And we have three inches of the white powdery stuff.


Shelley L. Rhodes and Judson, guiding golden
juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
Graduate Advisory Council
www.guidedogs.com

The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to
stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs.

      -- Vance Havner
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "siss52" <siss52@xxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 5:11 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Man Who Walked Between the Towers



I can appreciate Towers better since you told me about the sculpture and the
balancing pole.  It is amazing.  And to think that while he was up there
police came and told him he was arrested.  It's a wonder he didn't get
scared and fall!

Snowflake Bentley is very beautiful.  The words "speak" if that makes sense.
I, too, love snow when it is falling and when it feels fluffy under my feet
because I am the first to walk on that particular place.

Sue S.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 10:25 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Man Who Walked Between the Towers


Smile, actually what you are reading is what is in the book as far as the
print goes.  As I got them to scan perfectly and had my dad check suspicious
pages with me.

Smile.  The rest is in in the pictures.  And of course in your imagination.
A local artist did a tribute to the WTC, and so I got to touch a sculpture
of the towers.  It was quite moving, and it helped me understand what this
man did.  I mean let's face it, he did that, way above the city, and without
a net, and yet he did it for an hour, jumping, dancing, walking, sitting,
nealing on this wire, this thin, tiny wire.

He wore black so everyone could see him, and he had a balance pole longer
than my living room.

Usually my imagination can fill in the gaps.

Try Snow Flake Bentley is another good story.




Shelley L. Rhodes and Judson, guiding golden
juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
Graduate Advisory Council
www.guidedogs.com

The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to
stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs.

      -- Vance Havner
----- Original Message -----
From: "siss52" <siss52@xxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 10:44 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Caldecott Medal Winners



I just read "The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, and was wishing there
was more.  I mean, there would be some print where the illustrations are
wouldn't there?  I understand pages like that do not scan well, but at least
what is there woulld give blind parents and blind children an idea of what
the group is talking about.

I, of course, cannot hear movies anymore so when a new one comes out I look
for a review on the Internet so I can talk with my friends about  it.

Sue S.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 8:41 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Caldecott Medal Winners


Some of the Caldecott story lines are actually really good.

And it is for illustrations, and however, plot.

The Newbery is for older students and for novels.  the Caldecott is for
picture books.

I have done a couple that had actually great plots.

So... I think it is.

A lot of these stories are classics, I read them in classes when I was
younger and got a lot out of them without being able to see the pictures.


Shelley L. Rhodes and Judson, guiding golden
juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
Graduate Advisory Council
www.guidedogs.com

The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to
stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs.

      -- Vance Havner
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2005 8:24 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Caldecott Medal Winners


The Caldecott Medal is awarded " the artist who had
created the most distinguished picture book of the
year."  In some cases, I discovered as I did some
research to be sure I was correct, a book is nominated
for both the Caldecott and the Newbery, and then the
committees decide inder whch category to place it.

Since it is the illustrations and not the story for
which the book wins the award, and illustrations can
only be described and not, as far as I know, actually
included in books in the bookshare collection, is it
really worthwhile to make a special effort to have
them in the collection?

Cindy



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