Written by award winning children's author Donna McDine, "Powder Monkey" is a thumbnail sketch
of the impressment experience of 12-year-old Tommy Kitt who was taken by force with his older brother from his parents' farm by a Royal Navy press gang to serve as a powder monkey and ship boy in a battleship at sea.
Reviewing notes from Chekhovas notebooks, Tom observes that aeach is a thumbnail sketch
, a moment reduced to the simplest particle of itselfa[bar]each of these small handfuls of words began expanding into a story the size of a universea[bar]a Tomas own notes show how seemingly simple sketches of life balloon into fictive realitiesapeople and places with full-bodied stories and motivations.
Cohen, a teacher and writer specializing in philosophy, provides a thumbnail sketch
of the major ideas of each person, along with salacious stories about their private lives.
Paul, Minnesota which has a thumbnail sketch
of the famous comic artist, born in St.
Johnson's Washington gives general readers, students, and scholars a thumbnail sketch
of our first president.
He described it as having pokey holes and drew a thumbnail sketch
A valuable feature of this book is the "Editor's Note" at the beginning of each debate, which serves as a thumbnail sketch
introducing each selection.
A thumbnail sketch
of each project follows, with more detailed overviews in the Appendix.
The following profiles give a thumbnail sketch
of how multimedia hardware and software are being used in three districts around the country.
THE Sunday Mercury article 'Breeding ground for fanatics' - a thumbnail sketch
of Birmingham's Muslim youth - presented a false image of the whole by focusing only on a tiny part of this community.
This is a thumbnail sketch
of Randolph Trumbach's first volume of an ambitious and sustained exploration of sexuality in eighteenth-century London.
So his method of contending with the issues in his book, while incorporating statistics where appropriate, is to give a thumbnail sketch
of an individual's theories (Foucault, Derrida, Bloom, deMan -- you name it) that is marvelously clear, and then to show how someone else took a bit from here, a bit from there, and moved "forward" (though the reader is often left wondering about the direction, as Kernan wishes).
In his book The Moral Animal, Robert Wright provides a thumbnail sketch
of how this process might work:
Develop a thumbnail sketch
of the company, including its business, its industry, its size and the names of key officers.