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In certain works by Dostoevsky, says ...
kenw.org, 29 Mar 2014 [cached]
In certain works by Dostoevsky, says Laura Goering, professor of Russian at Carleton College, "the West is depicted as something seductive, yet soulless, a temptation to be resisted at all costs."
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Laura says, "That conflict is further played out in The Brothers Karamazov, in which Ivan's materialism is opposed to Alyosha's spirituality and Dmitri's very Russian breadth of soul."
Again and again in Russian literature, she says, "we see a claim to a kind of spiritual and moral exceptionalism that is fundamental to Putin's rhetoric.
Carleton College professor ...
www.twincities.com, 12 Nov 2009 [cached]
Carleton College professor Laura Goering of Northfield won the children's category for "Whistling Wings."
Goering has taught Russian language and literature at Carleton for the past 20 years. "Whistling Wings" is her first published children's book.
"Whistling Wings" is about Marcel, a tundra swan who's left behind by other swans when he stops at a lake while flying south.
Carleton Bookstore | Carleton College Faculty Books
www.carletonbookstore.com, 13 Mar 2009 [cached]
Laura Goering - Professor of Russian
Whistling Wings Reviews and Endosements
www.SylvanDellPublishing.com, 1 June 2008 [cached]
Written by a professor of Russian language and literature at Carlton College in Minnesota, Laura Goering gives children (and adults) an exciting story that also educates ever so subtly.
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This charming tale, written by Minnesota author Laura Goering, exudes warmth, friendliness, and love.
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In this great children's book by Laura Goering, Marcel the swan is enjoying his lifestyle in his new tundra home with his parents and the other swans in the flock. He eats plants from the bottom of the lake and flies in formation all around the air. When his father announces that it is time to continue heading south for the winter, Marcel is scared of the long flight and hides from the flock, which means he's on his own when the others leave without him.
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With Laura Goering's easy-to-imagine storyline and Laura Jacques' illuminant, life-like illustrations, this tale of a little swan who stays behind will be read over and over again...especially if you like animals!
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Whistling Wings by Laura Goering tells the story of a young tundra swan who became tired of flying on his first migration and decides to hide and remain behind. He soon regrets his decision.
Marcel, the young tundra swan, was pleased to land in a beautiful patch of water with the other members of the flock. He followed his parents into the water, ate, drank, and slept. He adored his new home and thought for sure they would stay. After a while, though, his father announced they would be leaving the next day. What!?
" Marcel woke up exhausted. No way, he thought. I can't fly all that way. And he waddled into the rushes to hide. The morning stillness was broken by the sound of squawking swans, soft at first, then building to a tremendous noise."
He remained hidden and then they were all gone. You know that feeling of indecision after you made the decision, well; Marcel immediately experienced that feeling of uneasiness in the pit of his stomach. He slid on to the ice and began to cry. This is the point where a few of the year-round residents approached him with advice on how to survive. A muskrat, eagle, and raccoon all offered help, but unfortunately their adaptations just didn't suit this swan. As hard as he tried he couldn't curl up in a log, he didn't eat fish, and certainly couldn't swim underwater or under the ice.
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The author, Laura Goering, was inspired by an actual migratory flight of tundra swans. Although she is a professor of Russian literature and language, this is her first book, and between her inspiration and the influence of Russian literature I feel as though this book is almost a fairy tale.
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So Whistling Wings by Laura Goering and illustrated by Laura Jacques was one of my favorites!
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The author of "Whistling Wings", Laura Goering, demonstrates affection for the migrating swans as she brings one young swan to life in language that is comfortable, natural, and easy for parents and educators to read to young children. The book follows a storyline appropriate to young children, who can identify with the swan "child" who is tired of traveling and doesn't want to leave when his parents do, sad and frightened when he finds himself alone, and happy and secure when he reunites with his parents.
Sylvan Dell Publishing in the News
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Local author is a double award-winner in 2009: Laura Goering's Whistling Wings earns Mom's Choice Gold
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College professor Laura Goering celebrates her debut children's picture book with family-friendly events
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