Belle is a fictional character in Walt Disney Pictures ' 30th animated feature film Beauty and the Beast Originally voiced by American actress and singer Paige O'Hara , Belle is the non-conforming daughter of an inventor who yearns to abandon her predictable village life in return for adventure. When her father Maurice is imprisoned by a cold-hearted beast , Belle offers him her own freedom in exchange for her father's, and eventually learns to love the Beast despite his unsightly outward appearance. Walt Disney Studios chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg commissioned Beauty and the Beast as an animated musical with a strong heroine and hired first-time screenwriter Linda Woolverton to write it. Basing her on the heroine of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont 's fairy tale " Beauty and the Beast ", Woolverton adapted Belle into a stronger and less passive character for the film. Inspired by the women's rights movement , Woolverton wanted Belle to be a unique Disney heroine different from The Little Mermaid 's popular Ariel , and thus deliberately conceived the character as a feminist in an effort to avoid the criticism Disney had long been receiving due to the studio's reputation of depicting its female characters as victims..
Unfortunately, with the old system of book reports, we were requiring our students to only read an average of one book per quarter. We also recognized that we had no way to know whether students were reading books at a level that would maximize their growth. The Accelerated Reader program is designed to test whether a student actually read a particular book quickly enough that they remember the whole story and with attention paid to detail. AR also levels the books so that students are reading within a range that will encourage growth. We give the test at least three times a year in order to track progress..
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Mary Pope Osborne was born into adventure. Her dad was in the army, so every year or two her family would move to a different state, or even a different country. By the time she was fifteen, Mary had lived in thirteen different houses and gone to eight different schools. Writing children's books was a perfect career for Mary because she could still travel all over the world — but be back home in time for dinner. She has written almost a hundred books, including biographies, mysteries, picture books, novels and retellings of fairy tales and world mythology..
That said, there are lots of classic books that have stood the test of time and continue to be beloved by 8- to year-old readers today. Here are 15 timeless classics that kids on Bookopolis. You know the story — a mischievous boy who never wants to grow up has adventures with pirates, fairies, lost boys, and the Darling family.
Subscribe to this blog to download a free chapter and hear first when the book launches. These are the books I read for the Civil Services Prelims exam. As you start your Prelims preparation and read these books, please keep the following points in mind:. The Hindu covers policy issues well. I found it especially relevant from Mains perspective.
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The series is aimed primarily at teens and young adults. The series comprises eleven novels, as well as five graphic novels , three short stories a supplementary book and a film expected to release in The first novel, Stormbreaker , was released in the United Kingdom in and was adapted into a film in starring Alex Pettyfer. The novels are published by Walker Books in the United States.