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Subject: What does "with connections (HRW Library)" mean??
Date Posted: 3/3/2010 4:08 PM ET
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I have seen this a couple of times, and I've looked everywhere...but can't figure out what it means. Anyone know?

Date Posted: 3/3/2010 4:45 PM ET
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where do you see it?

Date Posted: 3/3/2010 4:51 PM ET
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If you put   "with connections"  in the search, it brings up various books. They seem to be classics. I'm wondering what has been added to the book...questions to answer, maybe? Or a list of other books that may be of interest...?

Date Posted: 3/3/2010 5:09 PM ET
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I could be wrong but when I went and looked it seemed to be the name of the publisher  Holt Rinehard and Winston.

Date Posted: 3/3/2010 5:17 PM ET
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Yes, I think you're right.  Any idea what they mean by "with connections?"

Date Posted: 3/3/2010 5:19 PM ET
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These are books that have the complete text of the original book; but also a few other writings, such as short stories, articles, poems, or excerpts from other books that relate to the same topic. 



Last Edited on: 3/3/10 5:20 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/3/2010 5:20 PM ET
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Two of the most trusted names in grades 6-12 educational publishing - Holt, Rinehart and Winston and McDougal Littell - have joined to become Holt McDougal, a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

That's a quote from their website. The books appear to be editions that have additional study materials bound into them ... probably like a reader's guide with questions .... I couldn't find out too much about it quickly.

Date Posted: 3/3/2010 5:24 PM ET
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Thanks, everybody! 

 

I've never heard of publishers doing that before, but it sounds interesting.

Date Posted: 3/3/2010 11:39 PM ET
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We used these kind of books for required reading when I was in High School.  It's the text of the novel with additional questions, essays, related short stories, etc. in the back.