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An Infidel Body-Snatcher and the Fruits of His Philosophy
by Dan Allosso
This is the story of a freethinker. Charles Knowlton called himself a “free enquirer”—his enemies called him an “Infidel.” Knowlton was also a “Body-Snatcher.” As a medical student, Charles Knowlton stole corpses to dissect. Charles was caught and convicted, and served time in jail.
After a troubled youth, Knowlton became a doctor and wrote America's first birth control book, Fruits of Philosophy, in 1831. He was convicted and imprisoned for that as well—this time with hard labor. Charles was an outsider for most of his life, fighting religious and social conformity. This is a true story about why outsiders are important, and what they can achieve.
Growing up surrounded by superstition and hypocrisy, Charles developed an unswerving dedication to finding and telling the truth. If the truth he’d found was opposed by authorities in the church and government, Charles went ahead and told it anyway. This is a true story about the power of integrity.
It’s also an adventure story, full of conflict, drama, humor, and a little horror. Charles Knowlton led an unusual life; it gave him a radical outlook and led him to develop a unique personal philosophy. But it was what Charles did with this outlook—the fruits of his philosophy—that really mattered. This is a true story about how experiences become ideas, and how ideas become actions.
Naughty Monkey Number Bonds: Making the Number 10
by Stephanie Allosso
A coloring storybook with activities and worksheets designed to aid preschool through first-grade children when learning number bonds. Why the number 10? We live in a base ten world. If your children know the number bonds that make 10, they will more than likely have an easier time adding and subtracting as the numbers get larger. “Number bonds” or “fact families” are key to many math curricula and mental math strategies. My 6-year old (who is very mathematically oriented) has taken to number bonds like a fish to water, without much drilling. But every child is different, so this is what I came up with my very visual 4-year old.
Stephanie Allosso has a master's degree in pathology and is currently home-schooling her two youngest children. Stephanie was inspired to create "Naughty Monkey Number Bonds" when using the Singapore Math books with her children convinced her of the importance of knowing how to make the number ten. Number bonds were not part of the curriculum when Stephanie was growing up. So when she first took on Singapore Math, she was surprised to find this different method. After a few months of school with her son, she noticed how well he was doing and was very impressed with his comprehension of numbers. She attributes his success to knowing the number bonds (1-10) inside and out.
A Short Handbook for writing essays in the Humanities and Social Sciences
by Salvatore F. Allosso and Dan Allosso
A practical, step-by-step guide to writing college-level essays. By two people with the right experience:
Salvatore F. Allosso, Ph.D. is a master teacher of language and literature, with over 40 years experience teaching high school students and undergraduates. His original version of this book has been in continuous use at a major West Coast university for the past twenty years.
Dan Allosso, Ph.D. (ABD) is a writer and historian. He is the author of an award-winning young adult novel, Outside the Box, and is currently teaching undergrads at an East Coast university while completing his dissertation and working on several fiction and non-fiction projects.
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Outside the Box
by Dan Allosso
Winner of "Best of the Fest" Award at the 2007 Collingswood Book Festival
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Teenager Reid Anderson knows there's something wrong with society, otherwise he wouldn't feel so alienated. He has a problem with authority but can't decide: "Am I antisocial or does society suck?" So he goes through life pretending he doesn't care.
A new Wii console and simulation game show up in his rec room, and Reid is just bored enough to try them out. When a demon from inside the game threatens him in reality, Reid is plunged into a world of troubled teens he didn't know existed. The demon's challenge takes him on a journey of discovery. Suddenly exposed to other outsiders, Reid learns to question authority and find his own answers. He finds true friends among those labeled defective and cast aside by society-and together, they learn to fight for themselves.
Note: Stay Outside the Box Publishing is a family publishing company that currently handles only the work of family members. So if you've come here looking for an independent publisher for your project, we're sorry but we're not equipped to help you at this time. However, if you've come here looking for our books, then you've come to the right place!