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Pickering, Sam 1941-

Overview
Works: 51 works in 160 publications in 1 language and 14,829 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Essays  Biography  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor
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The blue caterpillar and other essays by Sam Pickering( )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strike his readers - as wonderfully appropriate. Funny and moving, these essays seem born of the murky inkling a caterpillar must have that things are changing, and it is to the changes, especially the small ones, that Pickering attends. Language changes, ideas of family change, Republicans change, the South changes. In "There Have Been Changes," Pickering remarks that "domestic change is cyclical and wifely." In other essays his two sons suddenly seem distant, and his
Indian summer : musings on the gift of life by Sam Pickering( )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of essays, Pickering describes his life, his family and students, and celebrates his surroundings and his academic life
May days by Sam Pickering( )

4 editions published in 1988 in Undetermined and English and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best of Pickering by Sam Pickering( )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part I : Dead poets stuff : Celebrity -- Representative -- Part 2 : Messing about : Messing about -- Near spring -- Getting it -- Magic -- Trespassing -- Part 3 : School matters : Pedagogica deserta -- At Cambridge -- Occupational hazard -- From my side of the desk -- Part 4 : Bookish matters : Book tour -- Road warrior -- Split infinitive -- Selecting a past -- Composing a life -- Picked up -- Part 5 : Familial essays -- Faith of the father -- Son and father -- Still life-- Patterns -- Pictures -- After the daffodils -- The traveled world
The moral tradition in English fiction, 1785-1850 by Sam Pickering( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still life by Sam Pickering( )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters to a teacher by Sam Pickering( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Letters to a Teacher is a welcome reminder that teaching is a joy and an art. In ten graceful yet conversational letters addressed to teachers of all types, Sam Pickering shares compelling, funny, always elucidating anecdotes from a lifetime in the classrooms of schools and universities. His priceless, homespun observations touch on topics such as competition, curiosity, enthusiasm, and truth, and are leavened throughout with stories - whether from the family breakfast table, his revelatory nature walks, or his time teaching in Australia and Syria. More than a how-to guide, Letters to a Teacher is an invitation into the hearts and minds of an extraordinary educator and his students, and an irresistible call to reflection for the teacher who knows he or she must be compassionate, optimistic, respectful, firm, and above all dynamic. This is an indispensable guide for teachers and laymen alike."--Jacket
John Locke and children's books in eighteenth-century England by Sam Pickering( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A continuing education by Sam Pickering( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral instruction and fiction for children, 1749-1820 by Sam Pickering( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trespassing by Sam Pickering( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The right distance by Sam Pickering( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deprived of unhappiness by Sam Pickering( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deprived of Unhappiness is a book that describes living -- living within a family and with Everyman's hopes and fears. As the narrator roams hill and field, he tries to make sense of life. Even better, he enjoys life, its big rooms and its small, dusty corners. Pickering breathes life into the weary letters of carpe diem
A little fling and other essays by Sam Pickering( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pickering's "little flings" with language - his fleeting, well-turned phrases that sparkle for a moment and make one forget weighty significance - fill the essays. With a style renowned for humor and craft, Pickering writes essays that he likens to three-legged stools, equally supported by observations of nature, commentaries on family activities, and anecdotes drawn from memory."--BOOK JACKET. "Through his close observations, Pickering reminds us how varied the world is and how it can restore the spirit, examining things we often overlook, like moss or beetles or the quality of November light."--BOOK JACKET
The last book by Sam Pickering( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living to prowl by Sam Pickering( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divine grace exemplified; in the life, conversion, and religious experience of Samuel Pickering by Sam Pickering( )

10 editions published between 1800 and 2005 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Signet book of American essays( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compendium of commentary, criticism and oratory excellence from throughout the nation's history. From the wisdom of Benjamin Franklin to the outspoken empowerment of Gloria Steinem, from the satire of Mark Twain to the seriousness of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the collection offers the opportunity to learn the subtle arts of persuasion and rational argument as exemplified in these great American dissertations
One grand, sweet song by Sam Pickering( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One Grand, Sweet Song is a collection of familiar essays in which Sam Pickering explores libraries and woods and fields. He wanders over hills and far away--to Caribbean and Canada--but he always returns to the local, to Connecticut and his memories of a Southern childhood. He ponders writing and aging, joy and lunacy. He celebrates family and Christmas. He laughs and tells terrible lies, and jokes. He runs half-marathons, and on a farm in Nova Scotia, he tries to write his Walden. "O World, I cannot hold thee close enough!" Edna St. Vincent Millay once exclaimed. In these pages Pickering embraces his world with great love wrapping it in words and pulling it and the reader unforgettably close
 
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Indian summer : musings on the gift of life
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Languages
English (132)

Covers
Indian summer : musings on the gift of lifeThe best of PickeringLetters to a teacherDeprived of unhappinessA little fling and other essaysThe last bookLiving to prowlThe Signet book of American essays