Jeremiah Stokely is an
ordinary pre-teen with all the struggles of any boy growing up in a single
parent family. Yet
somehow Jeremiah finds himself in the most extraordinary adventures! From
conflicts with friends to family concerns, social issues, and moral
dilemmas, his life unfolds dramatically in this series of novels for
Alan Garinger weaves “teachable moments” throughout his compelling story
lines. Each book’s companion kit provides practical experiences to
enhance its literary and educational value to young readers.
Exploring Jeremiah’s kid-friendly Web
site, youngsters get to know the young hero and the adventures that
carry him toward manhood. They can even play games that Jeremiah
shares online. As they come to know Jeremiah as a friend who would
understand their own growing pains, they look forward to each book in the
Teachers and librarians appreciate the ways
that Jeremiah Stokely novels, kits, and activities make literature
meaningful to children. Teachers can download free classroom idea
packets. Teachers and librarians can schedule author visits or
hands-on workshops based on the books.
When young people learn about Jeremiah Stokely, their minds light up!
It is a unique experience in children's literature.
About the series:
books take Jeremiah through an array of adventures in which he assumes a
different occupation in each title. He's an inventor, a
naturalist, and an archaeologist. Few children's books combine
story and educational content in such a seamless manner. The books
are filled with information about science, history, mathematics and
book has its companion piece that provides related hands-on activities
for children. For example, Jeremiah's invention, the Angle Getter,
is available in kit form so readers can build their own model and learn
how to use it.
Stokely, Naturalist, Jeremiah falls in love with a swamp and all the
wetland plants and animals that live there. A nature journal is
available so that young readers can do what Jeremiah did, keep a journal
just like the one John J. Audubon kept.
In Jeremiah Stokely, Archaeologist, Rita
who is a Native American and who operated an animal rehabilitation
center, teaches Jeremiah and his friends about her Miami culture and how
to make pottery using traditional Native American techniques. A
kit is available that contains clay, tools and instructions.
This is why we say, "After the story, the
each book, the conflict is driven by a moral dilemma. Therefore,
the resolution must reflect a moral solution. The major themes
include integrity, steadfastness, perseverance, caring, non-violent
conflict resolution, an appreciation for cultural difference and
thoughtful problem solving.
Expert characters that represent different aspects of our society.
You will find African Americans, native Americans, and Hispanic.
There are younger and older people, rich and poor people, good and not
so good people all woven into exciting stories.
It is for these reasons that Jeremiah
Stokely is finding his way into more and more schools, libraries, and
home schooling situations.
addition, lesson plans for teachers are available free of charge.
Instruction on how to conduct hands-on workshops is also available.