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Angela's Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 1996
ISBN 10: 0684874350
Pages: 364 pages

Angela's Ashes Book Summary : The author recounts his childhood in Depression-era Brooklyn as the child of Irish immigrants who decide to return to worse poverty in Ireland when his infant sister dies. 40,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo. First serial, The New Yorker.

Angela's Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 1998-12-17
ISBN 10: 0684864835
Pages: 368 pages

Angela's Ashes Book Summary : A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland. “When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.” So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. Frank’s mother, Angela, has no money to feed the children since Frank’s father, Malachy, rarely works, and when he does he drinks his wages. Yet Malachy—exasperating, irresponsible, and beguiling—does nurture in Frank an appetite for the one thing he can provide: a story. Frank lives for his father’s tales of Cuchulain, who saved Ireland, and of the Angel on the Seventh Step, who brings his mother babies. Perhaps it is story that accounts for Frank’s survival. Wearing rags for diapers, begging a pig’s head for Christmas dinner and gathering coal from the roadside to light a fire, Frank endures poverty, near-starvation and the casual cruelty of relatives and neighbors—yet lives to tell his tale with eloquence, exuberance, and remarkable forgiveness. Angela’s Ashes, imbued on every page with Frank McCourt’s astounding humor and compassion, is a glorious book that bears all the marks of a classic.

Spark Notes - Angela's Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Publisher: Spark Publishing Group
Release Date: 2002-07-15
ISBN 10: 9781586634698
Pages: 84 pages

Spark Notes - Angela's Ashes Book Summary : Get your "A" in gear! They're today's most popular study guides-with everything you need to succeed in school. Written by Harvard students for students, since its inception SparkNotes™ has developed a loyal community of dedicated users and become a major education brand. Consumer demand has been so strong that the guides have expanded to over 150 titles. SparkNotes'™ motto is Smarter, Better, Faster because: · They feature the most current ideas and themes, written by experts. · They're easier to understand, because the same people who use them have also written them. · The clear writing style and edited content enables students to read through the material quickly, saving valuable time. And with everything covered--context; plot overview; character lists; themes, motifs, and symbols; summary and analysis, key facts; study questions and essay topics; and reviews and resources--you don't have to go anywhere else!

Angela's Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt,Jane Rollason
Publisher: N.A
Release Date: 1996-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781904720447
Pages: 88 pages

Angela's Ashes Book Summary : Korean edition of a New York Times bestseller and the Pulitzer Prize-winning book ANGELA'S ASHES: A Memoir by Frank McCourt. Despite extreme poverty and desperation of his childhood McCourt recounts his early age in an affecting and uplifting voice in this luminous memoir. Translated by Kim Lucia. In Korean. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

Author: Frank McCourt
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Release Date: 2005
ISBN 10: 0007205244
Pages: 495 pages

'Tis Book Summary : FROM THE PULIZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE #1 "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER "ANGELA'S ASHES" Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, "Angela's Ashes, " has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere. It won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the "Los Angeles Times" Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Rarely has a book so swiftly found its place on the literary landscape. And now we have "'Tis, " the story of Frank's American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. Frank lands in New York at age nineteen and gets a job at the Biltmore Hotel, where he immediately encounters the vivid hierarchies of this "classless country," and then is drafted into the army and is sent to Germany to train dogs and type reports. It is Frank's incomparable voice that renders these experiences spellbinding. When Frank returns to America in 1953, he works on the docks, always resisting what everyone tells him. He knows that he should be getting an education, and though he left school at fourteen, he talks his way into New York University. There, he falls in love with the quintessential Yankee and tries to live his dream. But it is not until he starts to teach that Frank finds his place in the world.

Angela's Ashes: (Accelerated Reader)
Author: Frank McCourt
Publisher: N.A
Release Date:
ISBN 10:
Pages: 364 pages

Angela's Ashes: (Accelerated Reader) Book Summary :

A Study Guide for Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2015-09-15
ISBN 10: 1410335216
Pages: 15 pages

A Study Guide for Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes Book Summary : A Study Guide for Frank McCourt's "Angela's Ashes," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Nonfiction Classics for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Nonfiction Classics for Students for all of your research needs.

Angela's Ashes
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Release Date: 1999
ISBN 10:
Pages: 246 pages

Angela's Ashes Book Summary :

Angela's Ashes, Class Set. Level 4 (A2/B1)
Author: Frank McCourt,Jane Rollason
Publisher: N.A
Release Date: 2014-01
ISBN 10: 9783852726977
Pages: 88 pages

Angela's Ashes, Class Set. Level 4 (A2/B1) Book Summary :

Angela's Ashes and 'Tis
Author: Frank McCourt
Publisher: Scribner
Release Date: 2000-11-01
ISBN 10: 9780743204019
Pages: 736 pages

Angela's Ashes and 'Tis Book Summary : This beautifully boxed collection features two bestselling modern classics: "Angela's Ashes" and "'Tis".

Angela's Ashes - Literature Kit Gr. 9-12
Author: Paul Bramley
Publisher: Classroom Complete Press
Release Date: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1553199898
Pages: 57 pages

Angela's Ashes - Literature Kit Gr. 9-12 Book Summary : In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: Angela's Ashes is a Pulitzer Prize winning memoir about the author's own childhood and young adulthood. Frank — the eldest son of Malachy and Angela McCourt — vividly describes the hardships endured by his family. First living in Brooklyn, the family moves back to Ireland after the death of Frank's sister Margaret. There, the family lives in poverty, as Frank's father spends all the welfare money, leaving little for food and clothes. Frank's father finally gets work in England, but neglects to send money home to his struggling family, leaving Frank to support them. The story continues with Frank searching tirelessly for a job, settling in at the post office. Eventually, Frank is able to earn enough money to return to America, hoping to start a new life. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.

Angela and the Baby Jesus
Author: Frank McCourt,Loren Long
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Release Date: 2007
ISBN 10: 0007261691
Pages: 26 pages

Angela and the Baby Jesus Book Summary : Set in Limerick at the turn of the century, 'Angela and the Baby Jesus' is the story of the Christmas when Angela was six and concerned about the baby Jesus on the altar of St. Joseph's Church near School House Lane where her family lived.

Who's who of Pulitzer Prize Winners
Author: Elizabeth A. Brennan,Elizabeth C. Clarage
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date: 1999
ISBN 10: 9781573561112
Pages: 666 pages

Who's who of Pulitzer Prize Winners Book Summary : List Pulitzer Prize winners in thirty-nine different categories, arranged chronologically, with biographical and career information, selected works, other awards, and a brief commentary, along with material on Pulitzer.

A Monk Swimming
Author: Malachy McCourt
Publisher: N.A
Release Date: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780007116836
Pages: 290 pages

A Monk Swimming Book Summary : The title is derived from the young Malachy's mishearing of the words amongst women in the Hail Mary. Here, he tells the story of his hell-raising days when he left Ireland and went in search of fame, fortune and fun in New York.

New Perspectives on the Irish Diaspora
Author: Charles Fanning
Publisher: SIU Press
Release Date: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780809323432
Pages: 329 pages

New Perspectives on the Irish Diaspora Book Summary : In New Perspectives on the Irish Diaspora, Charles Fanning incorporates eighteen fresh perspectives on the Irish diaspora over three centuries and around the globe. He enlists scholarly tools from the disciplines of history, sociology, literary criticism, folklore, and culture studies to present a collection of writings about the Irish diaspora of great variety and depth.