OPEN DR [Children's Lit] - Nicholas: A Manhattan Christmas Story, by Anne Carroll Moore - tg

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Post by LCaulkins » November 17th, 2021, 10:53 am

Nicholas: A Manhattan Christmas Story, by Anne Caroll Moore (1871 - 1961)

Volunteers outside the USA: Anne Caroll Moore died in 1961. This person's work may still be protected by copyright in countries where copyright duration is determined by the author's death date. In Europe this is 70 years; in Canada it is 50 years; and in Australia it is 70 years for authors who died after 1955.
This fanciful children's story was one of the 1925 Newbery Honor books (published in 1924). Moore's novel blends an interesting tour of an early-twentieth-century New York City with U.S. history and magical dream-like scenarios that children will love. (Summary by Lynette Caulkins)
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Source text (please DPL only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/nicholas-a-manhattan-christmas-story

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Post by TriciaG » November 17th, 2021, 10:56 am

I'll MC. Be back in a bit with the MW.

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Post by LCaulkins » November 17th, 2021, 10:57 am

haha!!! You're faster than me today! :lol:
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Post by TriciaG » November 17th, 2021, 11:01 am

Right place, right time. ;)

It's set up. I've left the DPL space blank for now since you've got MW access already for the parts PL.

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Post by LCaulkins » November 17th, 2021, 11:03 am

Thanks so much. This one may take a few hours to set up!
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Post by LCaulkins » November 17th, 2021, 3:02 pm

OK, Tricia,

I need to fiddle with a couple things for the Choir, but the MW is ready now to move over to the Readers Wanted area. :)
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Post by TriciaG » November 17th, 2021, 3:42 pm

Okay, moving!

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Post by JHedrick » November 17th, 2021, 5:31 pm

Hi Lynette,

I see a lot of very short parts: will we be taking multiple roles?

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Post by LCaulkins » November 17th, 2021, 5:42 pm

Hi, Jim, yes - for anyone who's not a repeating character. :)

For now, let's just do two bit parts per person. Basically, if a character is not listed as having more than one chapter, or as a main character for a chapter, consider it a bit part. There are a TON of those in this fun project!
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Post by JHedrick » November 17th, 2021, 5:47 pm

So I noticed :D

I would like to take:
  • Trinity Church Bishop - ch 4
  • Baron Munchausen - ch 9
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Post by LCaulkins » November 17th, 2021, 5:53 pm

Awesome. They are yours! :) Thanks for kicking us off.
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Post by TriciaG » November 17th, 2021, 6:00 pm

May I do sections 80, 86 (Ben's Mother & Mrs. Vero)?

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Post by LCaulkins » November 17th, 2021, 7:40 pm

Absolutely!
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Post by LCaulkins » November 17th, 2021, 8:02 pm

So here's a question: Is there actually no way to move sections around in the MW on your phone, or have I just never been able to figure out how? :lol:
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Post by kianeg » November 17th, 2021, 11:19 pm

I'd like to take the Queen of Hearts if it's available.

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