Monday, August 20, 2012

Word After Word After Word

Teaser Tuesday

Word After Word After Word
written by Patricia MacLachlan

This book would appeal to 3rd through 6th grades.  It's an easy book to read, even for 3rd graders 

A visiting author comes to visit Miss Cash's class and has them all mesmerized about writing.  Ms. Mirabel tells them "I, myself, write to change my life, to make it come out the way I want it to."  But she encourages them to find their own words and their own reasons to write.

The book focuses on five friends.  One is facing problems with the relationship between her parents, another is dealing with a serious family illness.  All of them share their stories underneath the lilac bush at Henry's house after school.  That's where the magical words fill their notebooks with poems and stories that reflect their own lives.  This would make a very good helping tool to teach creative writing.

Review by Alice Brown

Take a look at the book below on amazon.


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