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Mon Aug 2 2004

FYI: Finalists in the Lang Learner Literature Award

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Message 1: Finalists in the ERF Language Learner Literature Award

Date: Sun, 01 Aug 2004 14:43:53 -1000
From: Richard Day <rdayhawaii.edu>
Subject: Finalists in the ERF Language Learner Literature Award


The Extensive Reading Foundation (ERF), a new, unaffiliated, not-for
profit group to support and promote extensive reading in language
education, takes pleasure in announcing the finalists in the First
Annual Language Learner Literature Award. 


Background Information on the Language Learner Literature Award

By regularly recognizing books of outstanding quality and appeal, the
Award aims to support the development of language learner literature
in English, and to encourage extensive reading in language programs.
Publishers will display the Award information on the covers of their
finalist and winning books. This will be a seal of quality for
teachers and students looking for good books to read.

The Award is annual, for books published in the previous year.
However, in 2004, the inaugural year, the Award is for any books in
print and copyrighted up to and including 2003. Publishers nominated
books in each of four categories: Young Learners, Adolescents & Adults
(Beginner; Intermediate; Advanced).


Young Learners

Mtikazi's Mistake by Nola Turkington. Illustrated by Lyn Gilbert. 
Macmillan Publishers Ltd.: Reading Worlds, Imaginary World Level 5.
The Kindest Family. Retold by Krista Bell. Illustrated by Xiangyi Mo
and Jingwen Wang. Thomson Learning: PM Plus Story Books Level 20. 
Three Billy-Goats. Retold by Sue Arengo. Illustrated by Caroline
Anstey. Oxford University Press: Classic Tales Beginner 1. 


Adolescents & Adults

Beginner
Jojo's Story by Antoinette Moses. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge
English Readers, Level 2. 
Sally's Phone by Christine Lindop. Illustrated by Gavin Reece. Oxford
University Press: Oxford Bookworms Starters. 
The Phantom of the Opera by Jennifer Bassett. Oxford University Press:
Oxford Bookworms Stage 1. 

Intermediate
A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin. Retold by F.H. Cornish. Macmillan
Heinemann ELT: Macmillan Guided Readers. 
Opal Crazy by Rill Meehan. Artwork by Peter Mathieson. AMES Victoria.
ISBN 0730656039
Staying Together by Judith Wilson. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge
English Readers, Level 4. 

Advanced
Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis De Bernieres. Retold by Mary
Tomalin. Pearson Education: Penguin Readers, Level 6. 
Cry Freedom by John Briley. Simplified by Rowena Akinyemi. Oxford
University Press: Oxford Bookworms Library, Stage 6. 
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. Retold by Margaret Tarner. Illustrated
by Anthony Colbert. Macmillan Heinemann ELT: Macmillan Guided Readers,
Upper Level. 

The next step is Internet voting. This will begin shortly and will run
through September. The winners of the first Awards will be announced in
October. For information on how to vote for the Finalists, see the ERF
homepage at http://www.erfoundation.org


Richard R. Day, Ph.D.
Chair & Co-Founder, Extensive Reading Foundation
http://www.erfoundation.org
Professor, Department of Second Language Studies
University of Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 U.S.A.
Co-Editor, Reading in a Foreign Language
nflrc.hawaii.edu/rfl
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