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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Sara has always loved cats. She surrounds herself with pictures of cats, stuffed cats, even cat-headed slippers. But she’s never been allowed to have a real cat of her own. Her father has always told her no, for reasons he won’t explain.

So when a fluffy snowball of a kitten darts through their front door and into her life, Sara believes her dream might finally come true. But convincing her father to break his strict No Cats policy seems impossible. She has less than a week to persuade him that this kitten is exactly what their lonely, broken family of two needs to heal.

Told in lyrical, spare verse, Serendipity & Me is a sparkling novel that elegantly handles the topic of loss for a middle grade audience.

Synopsis:

Jack hates poetry. Every time he tries to write a poem his brain feels empty. But his teacher won't stop giving the class poetry assignments. Jack can't avoid them, but then something amazing happens--the more he writes, the more he learns he has something to say.

Synopsis:

"I guess it does
look like a poem
when you see it
typed up
like that."

Jack hates poetry. Only girls write it and every time he tries to, his brain feels empty. But his teacher, Ms. Stretchberry, won't stop giving her class poetry assignments — and Jack can't avoid them. But then something amazing happens. The more he writes, the more he learns he does have something to say.

With a fresh and deceptively simple style, acclaimed author Sharon Creech tells a story with enormous heart. Written as a series of free-verse poems from Jack's point of view, Love That Dog shows how one boy finds his own voice with the help of a teacher, a writer, a pencil, some yellow paper, and of course, a dog.

About the Author

Sharon Creech is the author of the Newbery Medal winner Walk Two Moons and the Newbery Honor Book The Wanderer. Her other work includes the novels The Great Unexpected, The Unfinished Angel, Hate That Cat, The Castle Corona, Replay, Heartbeat, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup, Ruby Holler, Love That Dog, Bloomability, Absolutely Normal Chaos, Chasing Redbird, and Pleasing the Ghost, as well as three picture books: A Fine, Fine School; Fishing in the Air; and Who's That Baby? Ms. Creech and her husband live in Maine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060292874
Author:
Creech, Sharon
Publisher:
Joanna Cotler Books
Author:
by Sharon Creech
Author:
Roth, Judith
Subject:
General
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Novels in verse
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.75x5.54x.67 in. .63 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 112 pages Joanna Cotler Books - English 9780060292874 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Jack hates poetry. Every time he tries to write a poem his brain feels empty. But his teacher won't stop giving the class poetry assignments. Jack can't avoid them, but then something amazing happens--the more he writes, the more he learns he has something to say.

"Synopsis" by , "I guess it does
look like a poem
when you see it
typed up
like that."

Jack hates poetry. Only girls write it and every time he tries to, his brain feels empty. But his teacher, Ms. Stretchberry, won't stop giving her class poetry assignments — and Jack can't avoid them. But then something amazing happens. The more he writes, the more he learns he does have something to say.

With a fresh and deceptively simple style, acclaimed author Sharon Creech tells a story with enormous heart. Written as a series of free-verse poems from Jack's point of view, Love That Dog shows how one boy finds his own voice with the help of a teacher, a writer, a pencil, some yellow paper, and of course, a dog.

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